Encouraging news for University of Windsor cancer researchers.

Health Canada has given scientists the go-ahead to begin a clinical trial of the cancer-fighting benefits of dandelion root extract.

It has shown promising hope in killing bad cells, while leaving the healthy ones alone.

A request for a human trial was submitted in 2012 and is only now getting the green-light.

The trial is now open for oncologist referrals, with room for 30 patients, who have exhausted all other cancer treatments