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Cancer “Vaccines” To Treat Cancer

According to Our World in Data, “Every sixth death in the world is due to cancer, making it the second leading cause of death. In 2016, 8.9 million people are estimated to have died from various forms of cancer.” Conventional chemotherapy used in cancer treatment destroys both cancer cells as well as healthy cells. Since years researchers have been working on “vaccines” for cancer treatment that would trigger the body’s natural defenses to destroy cancer cells, and limit damage to healthy cells through injecting a combination of two agents that activate T-cells, a type of immune cell, to attack cancer in the body.

Live Science reports, “In studies in mice with various cancers — including lymphoma, breast cancer, and colon cancer — the treatment eliminated cancer tumors in 87 out of 90 mice, even when the tumors had spread to other parts of the body, the researchers said.” The creation of the customized vaccine can be specific to each patient. First the tumor of the patient must be biopsied, then the DNA should be analyzed and accordingly the vaccine could be produced and sent back to the hospital to be administered to the patient.

It may still be a while before new cancer “vaccines” are available to patients. For now, studies are still ongoing as to how safe and effective the “vaccines” are to humans. According to MIT Technology Review, “In December 2017, BioNTech began a large test of the vaccine in cancer patients, in collaboration with the biotech giant Genentech. The ongoing trial is targeting at least 10 solid cancers and aims to enroll upwards of 560 patients at sites around the globe.”

Watch this YouTube video to see how such personalized cancer “vaccines” is created.

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