universal cancer vaccine

A group of scientists is taking the first steps to find a universal cancer vaccine

According to published Nature, a group of German scientists has just taken a first and very positive step to develop what could be the first ‘universal cancer vaccine’. The results of the first human trials have just been published and, along with all previous research in mice suggests that this new technique could be used to activate the immune system of patients against all cancers, no matter it or where it is or what type it is.

The idea of using the immune system of patients own to fight cancer is not new and, in fact, these therapies are having much success with certain types of cancer. But until now, the need to use genetic engineering techniques made them long and costly. This new technique, if confirmed, would be a giant step in the fight against cancer. Continue reading “A group of scientists is taking the first steps to find a universal cancer vaccine”