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One Big Question: How close are we to a cancer vaccine?

Recent advance in using our body's own immune system to fight cancer may one day lead ...

Earlier this year we reported on new research that focused on training the body's own immune cells to fight cancer through a process known as adoptive immunotherapy. The process involves removing immune-system white blood cells known as T-cells, genetically modifying them to recognize certain proteins involved with cancer cells, then injecting them back in their body where they could basically hunt down and destroy tumors. In the study on which we reported, the technique was successful in destroying blood cancer in 93 percent of the patients involved in a clinical trial.

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