Biologists from the University of Huddersfield have presented a fairly simple and affordable way to combat one of the most dangerous diseases of mankind – cancer. The development has already received the corresponding patent. To date, quite a few methods of treating cancer have been proposed, but none guarantee a complete cure. The essence of the new technique is the destruction of malignant tumor cells by exposing them to a special protein, which belongs to the CD40 nomenclature. Protein has a destructive effect solely on cancer cells and does not touch healthy ones. Due to this unique ability, it can be used as the basis for creating a drug that eliminates cancer, and not worry about adverse reactions of the body.The unique property of CD40 was discovered in the early 2000s, until now, scientists have been studying it thoroughly. In the course of the research, they came to the conclusion that the protein literally “hacked” the cancer cell defense system, helping the immune system to identify them, which means to start fighting them. Now specialists are preparing for testing the protein in clinical conditions. And if successful, it can be argued that modern medicine has finally defeated cancer.