Here is an interesting story, based on some research from the University of Illinois.
Scientists have developed a new synthetic compound that can trick cancer cells to commit self-destruction. The compound can initiate programmed cell death, or apoptosis, which does not happen in cancer cells because the signaling path to a protein called procaspase-3 is broken in such cells, leading to the cancer cells escaping destruction and growing into tumors.
This may signal a new era in Cancer cures... One can only hope!
New compound found that can trigger suicide of cancer cells