From Patrick Cox at Mauldin Economics:
SapC–DOPS makes tumor cells die with astonishing rapidity, but it’s harmless to all other cells. This has been verified in numerous cell cultures as well as animals infected by human tumors, including brain tumors.
If there’s a reason that sapC–DOPS would not work on tumors in people, I don’t know what it is. Clinical trials should start in the next few months, though, so we should know pretty soon. If it works as well as many scientists believe it will, the world will change.
Mr. Cox gives a detailed and fascinating account of what this drug is and precisely how it works. Worth the read.