Cancer Cure Just One Year Away, Scientists Claim

SAN FRANCISCO - AUGUST 18: Eighteen-year-old cancer patient Patrick McGill lies in his hospital bed while receiving IV chemotherapy treatment for a rare form of cancer at the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center Childrens Hospital August 18, 2005 in San Francisco, California. The UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center continues to use the latest research and technology to battle cancer and was recently rated 16th best cancer center in the nation by US News and World Report. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A big headline caught the attention of many on Tuesday as a team of scientists say they would cure cancer next year.

 

Scientists are getting closer everyday with 18 million new cancer cases being diagnosed worldwide every year.

A cure is something many are hoping for but the experts we talked to say it’s probably not going to happen next year.

Tuesday’s excitement started in Israel.

Finding a cure for cancer has been an elusive quest, but now a team of Israeli scientists say they’ve done it.

“We believe we will offer in a year’s time a complete cure for cancer. It will be effective from day one, will last a duration of a few weeks and will have no or minimal side-effects at a much lower cost than most other treatments on the market,” Dan Aridor, the CEO of Accelerated Evolution Biotechnologies, told the Jerusalem Post.

According to reports, the treatment, called MuTaTo, or multi-target toxin, uses a combination of cancer-targeting peptides and a toxin that will kill cancer cells — essentially a cancer antibiotic.