Malaria, cure for cancer?

The proteins on the malaria parasite attach to most types of cancer cells.

It would be interesting to see a study on the number of cancer deaths of malaria survivers compared to the general population.
That's a surprising source for the "guided missile" approach. Without the toxin added to to its protein, the malaria parasite probably doesn't offer any anti-cancer benefits for those infected or once infected with it -- but then again, who knows. Not the first time that a disease or other type menace has ironically offered something advantageous in a different area.

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