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Path Breaking New Cancer 'Vaccine' Cured 97% of Tumors in Mice. What Does That Mean for People?

By Andrew Alpin, 27 June 2018

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5Research on mice almost 100% successful

The studies and research in mice turned out highly successful where several types of cancers including breast cancer, colon cancer and lymphoma were eliminated in 87 out of 90 mice which is a phenomenal result for any cancer research trial. In fact, even tumors that had spread to other parts of the body were also killed.

Research on mice almost 100% successful

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6Experts call it an exciting research with promise

According to the regional director of breast surgery at Northwell Health Cancer Institute in Westchester New York, Doctor Alice Police has stated that the research and results at Stanford were no less than exciting. She also felt that it may be too soon to celebrate since animal research results may or may not display the same results in people. “We've been able to cure a lot of cancers in mice for a long time, what's more, the current human trials are for patients with lymphoma, and so it could be many years before doctors know if this treatment works for other cancers, such as breast and colon cancer.

Experts call it an exciting research with promise

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7What the vaccine consists of

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Technically speaking the new treatment being researched at Stanford isn’t exactly a vaccine which is a term for substances that provide long-term immunity against various diseases. The treatment consists of a vaccine type of injection and is based on immunotherapy.

What the vaccine consists of

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8Immune cells are targeted to kill cancer cells

The injection consists of two types of agents. One is an agent that stimulates an immune cell called T-cells which attacks cancer in the body. The problem in cancer is that as the cancer tumor grows, the T-cell activity which in normal cases kills cancer cells gets suppressed instead thus reducing the ability of the T-cells to prevent cancer from spreading.

Immune cells are targeted to kill cancer cells

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