A team of researchers from five Swedish universities, led by Karolinska Institutet and the Science for Life Laboratory, have identified a new way of treating cancer.


The Helleday Laboratory presents this novel concept of treating cancer, based on a general non-oncogene addition in cancer cells. The new concept is that cancer cells are killed by their own high level of intrinsic oxidative stress, not present in normal cells. Targeting the MTH1 protein required to prevent oxidative stress in cancer to become DNA damage. Normal cells have low level of oxidative stress and don’t need the MTH1 protein. See how the concept works below.


New general concept for the treatment of cancer