Of late, there's been increased media coverage of immunotherapy, a treatment which harnesses a patient's immune system to kill cancer cells. There was a programme about it on last Tuesday's Newsnight, and whilst you can't watch it on i-player anymore, I've copied a link to the ICR's article which has a further link to an indepth BBC article. There have also been some posts on the American site about a phase 1 trial in the States which uses the body's own killer T cells to attack tumours and also gives the body's imune system a memory so that it can keep on killing the little s**ts (not a scientific term!).
These treatments are being used, albeit on a very small group of patients and the results are encouraging. Unfortunately, as you will read progress is being hampered by the current financial situation. Having said that, some kind soul contributed £10 million to Cancer Research UK which will go towards building a cancer immunology centre.
I'd be interested to know if anyone on the forum has any news or views about this treatment.
It's encouraging to me to know that so many gifted people are working tirelessly to find treatments and maybe one day a cure for cancer.