Non-melanoma skin cancer may respond to common weed sap

02/1/2011 | BBC

Non-melanoma skin cancers appeared to respond to the sap from a common weed, researchers reported in the British Journal of Dermatology. When the active ingredient in the weed is applied to the skin, it kills cancerous cells and encourages neutrophils, which may destroy residual malignant cells, the researchers said. "[T]his is definitely not a treatment people should be trying out at home," Kimberley Carter of the British Association of Dermatologists cautioned.

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