Early trials in patients with bladder cancer show those injected with Hamlet start shedding dead tumour cells in their urine within days.
The life-nurturing health benefits of breast milk are often attested.
They also say it homes in on cancer cells while leaving healthy cells unharmed – so it has none of the debilitating side effects of chemotherapy."Research shows human milk provides the best nutrition for babies and protects against numerous life-threatening infections, especially in vulnerable preterm infants," added Julie Bouchet-Horowitz, founder and executive director, in a statement."Establishing The New York Milk Bank has been a true labour of love for our team, and we are committed to improving the health and survival of babies in need by providing safe pasteurised donor human milk when their own mother’s milk is not available." Ms Hankinson said that although they are seeing an increase in the number of people who are showing interest in or using the service, stigma around breastfeeding remains.Professor Catharina Svanborg, who made the initial discovery, said last night: ‘There’s something magical about Hamlet’s ability to target tumour cells and kill them.’She said human breast milk contained a protein called alpha-lactalbumin, which is transformed into a cancer-fighting agent when in the gut.Prof Svanborg, an immunologist at Lund University in Sweden, made the chance discovery that the substance kills tumour cells when working on antibiotics.