Scientists See Progress for Cancer Vaccines

Article ID: 681298

Released: 18-Sep-2017 2:05 PM EDT

Source Newsroom: Yale Cancer Center

  • Mario Sznol, MD Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology); Co-Director, Yale SPORE in Skin Cancer

Newswise — Tumor-destroying vaccines have emerged as a new weapon in the fight against cancer.

Conventional vaccines prevent people from getting sick in the first place. Now scientists are testing a new type of vaccine that treats existing cancers by spurring immune cells to go on the attack. These drugs—known as therapeutic vaccines—hold the potential to plunge cancers into remission without causing the side effects of treatments such as chemotherapy.

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