An author is asking Apple to help fund a cure for the cancer that killed CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs.

Author Alexander Masters’ editor Dido Davies is suffering from neuroendocrine (NET) tumours – the same type of cancer of the pancreas that Jobs had. Masters is seeking a cure. 

A team of Swedish researchers are developing a treatment in which a virus “eats” the NET cancer cells, according to a Telegraph report. They need £2 million to fund clinical trials.

Masters told The Telegraph: “I would wholeheartedly appeal to them [Apple] to help fund this research. After all, Apple rakes in £2 million every seven minutes.”

Professor Magnus Essand of Uppsala University in Sweden claimed the modified virus “kills human tumour cell lines that are resistant to every drug available.”

“We urgently need to see if we can replicate these results in humans.”

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