Scientists believe they may have designed a new molecule that can stop the spreading of cancer cells. While the research is still in its infancy stage, scientists are optimistic that it can be used drugs that will ultimately fight tumors and cancer cells.
While previous research has touched on this type of creation, this is the only copper compound designed to treat cancer. With the creation being so new, there are many skeptics that won’t believe it until they see it in action. It may be years before this new copper complex is given to patients.
For over 30 years, doctors have used something similar to treat cancer. Cisplatin has been a common treatment technique for some cancers, but it does not work on all of them. Additionally, there are a number of side effects that can be hard on cancer patients like vomiting, diarrhea, and nausea. This new copper complex is said to be more effective than the cisplatin.