Vaccine Would Target Prostate Cancer Cells

bdhilton Member Posts: 857 Member
edited March 2014 in Prostate Cancer #1
I am goingto look into this a bit more but apparently a number of reseach facilites are working on this...The below is about what University College Cork (Ireland)released back in February this year...

The vaccine uses DNA to stimulate the immune system, which enables the vaccine to target cancer cells while ignoring healthy cells, Dr. Mark Tangney and Dr. Safraz Ahmad wrote in the journal Genetic Vaccines and Therapy.

Tangney and Ahmad, through laboratory trials, have established how the vaccine would be used, and in what quantities, in post-surgery treatment, The Irish Times said.

The vaccine would compliment existing treatments which involve surgical removal of a tumor and radiotherapy by destroying cells that migrate from the surgical site to other parts of the body. (c) UPI