Anthrax tested as therapy for bladder cancer
It may sound like the opening to a zombie apocalypse film, but scientists have turned to anthrax as a potential ally in the fight against bladder cancer.
Writing in the International Journal of Cancer, US researchers describe a potential new treatment that combines the anthrax toxin with the growth hormone, epidermal growth factor (EGF).
The EGF-anthrax mix is specifically designed to target cancer cells, which are exposed in the bladder lumen and overexpress the EGF receptor.
The highly targeted approach, which