Virtually all cervical cancers are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). Drs Ian and Lynne Hampson of the University of Manchester Viral Oncology Laboratories have discovered in their innovative research that the HIV drug Lopinavir can be used as a pessary to kill pre-cancerous cells in the cervix. In first phase clinical trials completed in 2013, a 80 per cent response was acheived; a staggering result.
Cervical Cancer is the most common cancer in women under 35 in the UK and nearly 1,000 women die of the disease each year. Worldwide Cervical Cancer is the biggest cancer killer of women, with 280,000 dying each year – that’s one every two minutes.
Caring Cancer Trust are now engaged in global fundraising to pay for the crucial but expensive next stage clinical trials. Join the thousands who will help to eradicate this killer cancer by donating £5 today!