Cancer research - Two researchers from Nice have launched a fund raising campaign in order to test a cancer drug. Their work, which has been previously praised at the French Academy of Sciences, hopes to develop a drug capable of beating cancer.
While, a vaccine against WT1 has been developed by a Japanese team, and the first tests have reportedly confirmed a stabilization or regression of cancer in a certain number of patients the vaccine is ineffective when the patient is old, weak, or when the cancer is at an advanced stage. This is why the researchers from Nice are turning to a new therapeutic strategy but are lacking funding needed to speed up the testing process.
Doctors Kay and Nicole Wagner reportedly need 130,000 euros. Speaking to French media they added “Our research is of little interest to the pharmaceutical industry, as our cancer therapy will have a very moderate cost”.
France has 382,000 new cases of cancer each year.