'Personalised' cancer vaccine moves a step closer

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Post by Guest on Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:01 pm

A cancer vaccine that is tailor-made to work on individual patients has come a step closer following a study showing that a prototype injection causes the complete control of aggressive tumours in laboratory mice.

The therapeutic vaccine works by stimulating the body’s own immune system to identify and attack cancer cells while leaving healthy tissue unharmed.
Scientists said that it could be a blueprint for “personalised” cancer vaccines targeted against the specific tumour cells of each individual patient and that they have already begun early clinical trials on seven patients suffering from skin cancer.



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