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A miracle molecular that offers hope of curing currently incurable prostate cancer has been discovered by a team of researchers, led by Dr Mark Greene at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia.

The “monoclonal” antibody selectively targets both early-stage and advanced tumors. As well as attacking the disease directly, it also helps the immune system to identify and destroy cancer cells.

Doctors will also be able to check the spread of prostate cancer by tagging the monoclonal antibody with a radioactive tracer.

Studies conducted in mice indicate that the antibody, known as F77, destroys up to 85% of one type of highly aggressive prostate cancer. Tumors allowed to grow to a large size were also dramatically reduced in volume.

The results of the study were published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The US scientists said the F77 antibody showed promising potential for diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer, especially for androgen-independent metastatic prostate cancer.

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