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'Smart bomb' drug destroys cancer

Scientists have discovered a "smart bomb" with the potential to destroy all kinds of cancer.

It is hoped the drug -- which has proved extremely effective in lab trials -- could be tested on patients in two years.

The compound, derived from the autumn crocus flower, can wipe out cancers while leaving healthy tissue unharmed.

Scientists believe the new drug could be used to treat breast, bowel, lung and prostate cancers.

During tests on laboratory mice, half the animals appeared cured after just one injection of the drug.