Claims that ‘putting people in to hibernation’ will help cure cancers aren’t backed up by evidence

Anne Li                                                                                               Feburary 25th, 2017


If you’ve been browsing the news today chances are that researchers speculating about a surprise potential cure for cancer will have caught your attention. This triggered some excitable headlines. “Put patients in hibernation to destroy cancer”, says the Daily Mail. “Doctors hope cancer could be cured in just ten years by putting patients into ‘hibernation’ for a week”, reports The Sun. So what’s the scientific basis of these claims? Could we really make people ‘hibernate’ as a way to treat or even cure cancer? The short answer is no, not yet.


See original article at: https://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2017/02/20/claims-that-putting-people-in-to-hibernation-will-help-cure-cancers-arent-backed-up-by-evidence/

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