So protonsil and salvarsan 606 where both used as the first magic bullets in the modern period of medicine in the 1900s. However, if we can create artificial antibodies that target specific diseases how have we not come up with a cure for cancer? It seems it shouldn't be that difficult. But if we COULD create artificial antibodies that target cancerous cells would we be able to do it effectively without the drug having any bad or quite noticeable side effects on the body?
By the looks of it chemotherapy is the closest we have gotten so far in chemical drugs, but it does have some nasty side effects.
I was aware of 5 of the approved treatments. However each type of cancer is similar but different, would it be ever possible to create a generic treatment?
Edit: I have found something interesting, scientist have come across a way to change the antigen on a cell however it is not fully understood.