Stanford Researchers Have Discovered A New Cancer Vaccine That Might Change The Treatment Of This Condition
February 7, 2018
The idea of using our immune systems to beat cancer intrigues scientists for years. Researchers at Stanford University have apparently found a way of doing just that by activating T-cells in tumors.
Researching on mice
By injecting two agents which stimulate the immune system directly into tumors, researchers have successfully destroyed any sign of cancer in mice. Ronald Levy, MD, says:
When we use these two agents together, we see the elimination of tumors all over the body. This approach bypasses the need to identify tumor-specific immune targets and doesn’t require wholesale activation of the immune system or customization of a patient’s immune cells.