Cancer ‘vaccine’ eliminates tumors in mice in study

Stanford researchers have found a cancer ‘vaccine’ eliminates tumors in mice in study. The researchers have found that activating T cells in mice’ tumors eliminated even distant metastases. The technique is in clinical trial now with Lymphoma patients.

They are using two different agents in unison. By injecting minute amounts of the immune-stimulating agents directly into solid tumors in the mice they eliminated all traces of cancer in the animals, including distant, untreated metastases. The technique works for many different types of cancers the study found.

No need for targeted therapies

When we use these two agents together, we see the elimination of tumors all over the body,” said Ronald Levy, MD, professor of oncology. “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.”

You can read about this exciting study here.