Targeted cancer vaccines kill tumors and prevent recurrence in mice lab tests




Researchers around the world have been trying for years to develop vaccines against different types of cancer, but without much success.


Tufts School of Engineering researchers think they've found one that actually works. They devised a way to target cancer in mice with a powerful and highly accurate vaccine that kills tumors and prevents their recurrence, according to new research published in the Proceedings of the "National Academy of Sciences."


The new cancer vaccine works similarly to the Covid vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna, which transport the messenger RNA in small lipid bubbles (a fat molecule) that eventually fuse with cells in the body, allowing cells to “read” the messenger RNA and produce viral antigens; They are small parts of a virus that activates the immune system, according to the Medical Express website.


PUBLISHED ON August 16,2022, source News https://medicalxpress.com/