New York scientists have taken a promising step toward creating a life-saving cancer “vaccine,” researchers said Monday.
A small clinical trial at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan showed lymphoma patients who were given the treatment recovered successfully — and that some went into full remission for months or years, according to the study in the journal Nature Medicine.
The immune system-boosting vaccine, which is not preventative, teaches the body to recognize tumors and attack them, according to a statement put out by the hospital. The treatment must be now tested in larger trials before it can become FDA-approved and hit the shelves.
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