Governments and corporations have invested billions of dollars over the years to find a cure for cancer. Well, it seems a team of overly confident scientists may have beat them to it!

A team of scientists located in Israel have announced they will be the first-ever to complete a cure for cancer within 12 months.

  • Sceptical? Here’s how: The company, Accelerated Evolution Biotechnologies (AEBI), has claimed to have developed a treatment that uses a combination of cancer-targeting peptides and a multi-target toxin to find and kill cancer cells.

“Our cancer cure will be effective from day one, will last a duration of a few weeks and will have no or minimal side-effects at a much lower cost than most other treatments on the market,” AEBI Chairman, Dan Aridor, told the Jerusalem Post.

  • So just how likely is it? According to cancer experts the research AEBI is talking about has only been conducted in a cell lab on mice. Without human trials, the validity of the ‘cure for cancer’ claim is difficult to verify. When asked about the likelihood of AEBI’s claims for a 12 month cure, Medical expert Dr Penny Adams said people shouldn’t “hold their breath”.

KEY INSIGHT: AEBI confirmed the company had only undertaken an exploratory mouse experiment but said they would begin a round of clinical trials that could take a few years – longer than the promised 12 months.

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