'In most cases the single injection treatment caused the loss of viability of cancer cells within four hours, and ultimately destroyed the tumours.'Australian scientists believe a seed from a rainforest plant could hold the key to curing cancer.
Researchers say initial tests of the Blushwood tree has found is was effective 70 per cent of the time.
An experimental drug based on the seed was even found to be effective in treating pets with cancer.
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EBC-46 may be a novel drug, but its target is nothing new. EBC-46 targets a protein called Protein Kinase C (PKC) that, when inhibited, prevents tumor cells from making proteins that help them live. PKC has been targeted by several compounds, with one, PMA getting a phase I clinical trial (safety and efficacy in a limited group of people with cancer).