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The therapy, which targets a molecule found in 90 per cent of all cancers, could provide a universal injection that allows patients' immune systems to fight off common cancers including breast and prostate cancer. Preliminary results from early clinical trials have shown the vaccine can trigger an immune response in patients and reduce levels of disease. The scientists behind the vaccine now hope to conduct larger trials in patients to prove it can be effective against a range of different cancers. They believe it could be used to combat small tumours if they are detected early enough or to help prevent the return and spread of disease in patients who have undergone other forms of treatment such as surgery. Cancer cells usually evade patient's immune systems because they are not recognised as being a threat. While the immune system usually attacks foreign cells such as bacteria, tumours are formed of the patient's own cells that have malfunctioned
Originally posted by daynight42
There could be a built-in catch, a Trojan horse. Many years from now (can't be too soon or people would suspect), we may see something worse than cancer. The cause? The vaccine that helped virtually eliminate cancer.
Originally posted by wewillnotcomply666
A vaccine that can train cancer patients' own bodies to seek out and destroy tumour cells has been developed by scientists.
i cant believe the lack of interest in this thread :|
edit on 29-4-2012 by wewillnotcomply666 because: (no reason given)