The most deadly form of skin cancer, Melanoma, might become curable in the coming years as scientists studying it have found an immune system molecule which could help in preventing the growth of the tumor in the body of the patients.
For the study, the researchers treated mice with Melanoma with, interleukin-9, white blood cells. During the study, it was found that the mice given with interleukin-9 developed a resistance to the tumor cells.
The researchers highlighted that interleukin-9 plays vital role in strengthening immune system. However, in patients with Melanoma, the percentage of the cells is quite low. The findings of the researchers have got space in the renowned pages of the journal Nature Medicine.
The lead scientist of the study, Dr. Thomas Kupper, was reported saying, “Immunotherapy of cancer is coming of age, and there have been exciting recent results in patients with melanoma treated with drugs that stimulate the immune system”.
It is hoped that in the coming years, the researchers would be able to find an effective treatment of Melanoma. Every year, a large number of Melanoma patients succumb to death. Early diagnosis and timely treatment can save one’s life. However, more is required to be done in the medical science to save lives from cancer.