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Cancer Vaccine

mah
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Joined: Mar 2003

Does anyone out there know anything about the cancer vaccine they are working on for head and neck cancer? I would appreciated any infor you can give me. Thank you. MA

hilllaguna
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Joined: Sep 2001

I think the information that you are reffering to is in relationship to cervical cancer. The reason that this is such big news in the oral cancer community is that many of those that have oral cancers but were never tobacco users ( the primary risk factor) have a cancer causing virus HPV 16/18 which causes 95% of all cervical cancers in women. A vaccine that relates to cervical cancers may then have applications for oral SCC's as well. The news article on this can be seen at http://www.oralcancerfoundation.org/news/story.asp?newsId=15

tonynedna
Posts: 2
Joined: Apr 2003

Johns hopkins and baylor university are in phase one trails of a nasopharyngeal cancer vaccine

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