Ananda Chakrvarty on Developing Cancer Drugs

Ananda Chakrvarty

Ananda Chakrabarty, distinguished professor of the University of Illinois at Chicago, shared his experiences in research and development of cancer-fighting bacteria and its biochemical derivative. Done at the university level, the strain of bacteria that was cultivated by Chakrabarty and his colleagues attacked cancer cells and eliminate cancer growth through preferential signaling. From this, it was discovered that the non-toxic P-28 protein could be synthesized, which went through clinical testing and successfully reduce tumors in phase four cancer patients when no other conventional drugs could. There coud possibly many other strains of bacteria and proteins that exhibit similar anti-cancer activity.

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