Doctors use bacteria as weapon against cancer
Clostridium novyi-NT can cause gangrene and sepsis if infection runs amok, but when injected into a tumor, it appears to attack the cancer directly.
'For the last 100 years, people have been taught if you find cancer, cut it out,' an American Cancer Society doctor noted. 'We need to change that teaching.'
But will it work in humans?
Protein that suppresses tumor puts brakes on further cell division.