Sequestered in a freezer in Sweden is a potential cancer-busting virus. The therapy, if tested and developed further, could prolong the lives of those suffering with a neuroendocrine tumor -- the type that led to Steve Jobs' death a year ago Friday.
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A self-proclaimed group of guerrilla fundraisers, dubbed iCancer, have started a campaign to raise the money needed to begin human trials of the treatment. The iCancer team needs to raise £2 million to begin testing. The reason the therapy hasn't been tested, the group says, is because the research is not profitable for companies yet.
Professor Magnus Essand, the virus' creator says it will take £2 million to bring the virus to full-scale development.
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Having moved to crowdfunding platform Indiegogo, the team has raised $23,523 with 43 days remaining.
This story originally published on Mashable here.
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