A cancer jab that wipes out tumours

In what could be called a possible breakthrough , scientists have developed a cancer jab which they claim can wipe out tumours by stimulating the immune system so that it seeks out and destroys cancer cells.  A team, which has developed the vaccine, says that though the jab may not fully cure cancer but it would help make the disease more like a chronic illness than a merciless killer.

Cancer victims given the jab should be able to live much longer with the disease under control, says the team. Normally the immune system does not recognise cancer as a threat and therefore ignores it. The new treatment fools the system into thinking the cancer is a virus and must be attacked. Read more…

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