The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Wyss Institute Develop a New Minimally Invasive Cancer Vaccine
The new vaccine uses an injectable sponge-like gel that combines a patient’s own tumors cells with immune-stimulation biomolecules to boost the body’s own anti-cancer immune functions.
“In experimental animal models on melanoma tumors, results show that utilizing the cryogel … triggers a dramatic immune response that can shrink tumors and even prophylactically protect animals from tumor growth.”
This research still is in the animal model stage, but it certainly is worth watching and supporting, especially since there are more than 12 million Americans currently living with cancer.
Read the entire press release at the following link – the entire study is available at the journal Nature Communications – Injectable cryogel-based whole-cell cancer vaccines.
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