Sharjah: A team of researchers are claiming to have made a scientific breakthrough by developing a medical formula for treating cancer using camel's milk and urine.
Abdalla A Alnajjar, president of the Arab Science and Technology Foundation, said the team had started its project in 2008 and reached "wonderful" results at the international level.
"The medicine, a combination of camel's milk and urine, has been tested on mice and will later be tested on human beings," he said.
The experiments were conducted in Sharjah University and the Cancer Institute in Baghdad.
Sabah Jassim, head of the team at the Arab Biotechnology Company (ABC), said the team found that the camel's immune system was rejuvenating itself every time they took samples of milk and urine, making it one of the strongest immune systems.
According to him, the medical formula treats leukemia (or blood cancer) and can be developed to cure other types of the disease.
The experiments conducted on mice had given 100 percent success.
"The lab mice that were injected with the new drug six months ago are still live and their behaviour is natural like the healthy ones."
"The new remedy carries smart cells that attacks poisonous substances in the cancerous cells without producing any side effects," he said.
The new medicine has been registered with the UK Patents Office, he said.
Citing studies by the Union for International Cancer Control, Alnajjar said about 16 million people will be infected with the killer disease by 2010, with 50 percent of the cases in the developing world.
Cancer kills six million people every year in the world.
According to the Arab Cancer Control Association, cancer is the third cause of death in the region after heart and communicable diseases.
Cancer infection has reached alarming rates with 100-150 cases per 100,000 people, an increase of 213 percent per annum.