Spontaneous Regression of Advanced Cancer in Mice

Not specific to mesothelioma, but some interesting news in the war on cancer. Wake Forest University scientists have bred mice that resist cancer. Further, they were able to take white blood cells out of the cancer-resistant mice and use them to fight tumors in other mice with advanced cancer. “Spontaneous regression in human cancers have been seen and documented in the past, but no satisfactory explanations for this phenomenon have ever been put forward.”

The cancer-fighting ability declined as the mice got older. This isn’t surprising; cancer is generally a disease of the old. But it is still an encouraging step toward a possible therapy.