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Study finds cancer 'vaccine' eliminated tumors in mice

Study finds cancer 'vaccine' eliminated tumors in mice

Researchers at Stanford University have discovered a possible "vaccine" to treat cancer.

The scientists at Stanford University in the USA said that injecting the vaccine directly into a tumour not only kills the original cancer, but also eliminates all traces of the specifically targeted cancer from the animal's entire body.

Researchers say it is also a rapid and relatively cheap cancer therapy. "This approach bypasses the need to identify tumor-specific immune targets and doesn't require wholesale activation of the immune system or customization of a patient's immune cells".

"Our approach uses a one-time application of very small amounts of two agents to stimulate the immune cells only within the tumor itself". Although the cancer recurred in three of the mice, the tumors regressed after a second treatment, according to researchers.The treatment worked best in mice that were transplanted with mouse lymphoma tumors.

One is already approved for use in humans and the other has been tested on patients in several unrelated clinical trials.

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Of the 90 mice that received the treatment, 87 were cured. The hope is to create a fast treatment at a fairly low-priced point - one that also doesn't have some of the adverse effects of other treatments. "In the mice, we saw incredible, body-wide effects, including the elimination of tumours all over the animal", said Dr Levy, a Professor of Oncology.

The boosters reinvigorated the T-cells, allowing the cells to destroy the tumors and related cancer that had metastasized throughout the mice.

The next step for the scientists is a small trial with 15 people who have been diagnosed with low-grade lymphoma.

Levy is hopeful this treatment will be successful on multiple types of tumors.

Scientists explained that the vaccine works by combining a short stretch of DNA and an antibody that helps the immune system fight cancer cells.


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