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Personalized Skin Cancer Vaccine Is Made From Tumor Cells – Freethink

A personalized skin cancer vaccine developed from melanoma survivors’ own tumor cells has shown promise in a small trial.

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This year, an estimated 100,000 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with melanoma, a rare but aggressive form of skin cancer and even if they beat it, they’ll be at a high risk of developing melanoma again.
That might not always be the case, though, as a personalized skin cancer vaccine developed from patients’ own tumor cells has shown promise in a very small trial, involving eight melanoma survivors.
“We found evidence of everything we look for in a strong, sustained immune response,” study…

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