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New Cancer Vaccine Based On Immune System

Posted By admin On June 2, 2009 @ 10:14 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Doctors may have found a new weapon with which to fight cancer in their patients, that being the immune system.

Speaking at a cancer convention over the weekend, doctors detail a new vaccine that works by ramping up the body’s immune system to battle the disease.

They reference one study in particular in which a cancer vaccine formulated to do just that, beat back a form of lymphoma for more than a year.

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“Cancer comes from our own cells. And so it’s more like guerrilla warfare — the immune system has trouble distinguishing the normal cells from the cancer cells,” said Dr. Patrick Hwu, melanoma chief at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Researchers say that if they can develop something by which the immune system could recognize cancer as being bad, then our own bodies could take more of a role in combatting the disease.


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