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A first-of-its-kind cancer treatment

10 Aug 2018 - 16:00

BXQ-350 is a first-of-its-kind cancer treatment that weaponizes the special mechanics of cancer to destroy it. Discovered by Xiaoyang Qi - Professor of Medicine, Co-Division Chief for Basic Science Research - BXQ-350 is a protein which can fuse to the walls of cancerous cells, causing those cells to die off.

The innovative drug is made from a human protein and does something unlike any other: It weaponizes the special mechanics of cancer to destroy it, without affecting healthy cells.

Qi reported that the treatment packed a one-two punch. First, BXQ-350 gets into a cellular trash compactor called the lysosome and stuffs it until the structure rips open. Second, BXQ-350 makes a cancerous cell pay attention again to the natural signal to die.” 

The news article and publication are available.