Normally, only 10% of chemotherapy drugs go to the targeted tumor. The remainder go elsewhere in the body, potentially causing great harm.
But thanks to Gagomers, discovered by Dan Peer and his team at Tel Aviv University, there is great hope.
Gagomers are nanoparticle clusters, unique in their ability to target malignant cancer cells. After binding to the cells, the Gagomers deliver their therapy, killing the bad cells and leaving the good ones intact. This is a game changer in treating cancerous tumors, particularly ovarian cancer, which according to the American Cancer Society kills one in 100 American women every year.
Quiet Therapeutics is the Israeli start-up company for Gagomers research, and human trials will begin within 12 months.
Yes. One day the world will be rid of cancer. Thanks to Israel, that day will come a lot sooner.