Is a compound found in breast milk that appears to have cancer killer affects. (Article in Science Daily)
"Although the special substance, known as HAMLET (Human Alpha-lactalbumin Made LEthal to Tumour cells), was discovered in breast milk several years ago, it is only now that it has been possible to test it on humans. Patients with cancer of the bladder who were treated with the substance excreted dead cancer cells in their urine after each treatment, which has given rise to hopes that it can be developed into medication for cancer care in the future."
Other research suggests that HAMLET's capacity to kill cancer cells is like a hydra with many heads interacting with several parts of a cancer cell, killing them all at the same time.
Adv Exp Med Biol. 2008;606:217-40.
Apoptosis and tumor cell death in response to HAMLET (human alpha-lactalbumin made lethal to tumor cells).
Department for Experimental Medical Sciences, Section for Lungbiology, Lund, Sweden.