Researchers have developed a vaccine that doubles the survival time of mice with pancreatic cancer. The personalised vaccine could delay the onset of the disease in high-risk individuals, and could be used against other cancers, they say. Photo: ShutterstockResearchers have developed a vaccine that doubles the survival time of mice with pancreatic cancer. The personalised vaccine could delay the onset of the disease in high-risk individuals, and could be used against other cancers, they say. Photo: Shutterstock
Researchers have developed a vaccine that doubles the survival time of mice with pancreatic cancer. The personalised vaccine could delay the onset of the disease in high-risk individuals, and could be used against other cancers, they say. Photo: Shutterstock

Pancreatic cancer vaccine that could delay onset of disease, and extend lives of sufferers, developed by UK, Chinese researchers

  • Scientists show ‘strong proof of concept’ for developing human pancreatic cancer vaccine after testing one on mice with disease that doubled their survival time
  • Because the personalised vaccine would use patient’s own cells to create antigens, it could be tailored to work on other cancers

Topic |   Wellness
Researchers have developed a vaccine that doubles the survival time of mice with pancreatic cancer. The personalised vaccine could delay the onset of the disease in high-risk individuals, and could be used against other cancers, they say. Photo: ShutterstockResearchers have developed a vaccine that doubles the survival time of mice with pancreatic cancer. The personalised vaccine could delay the onset of the disease in high-risk individuals, and could be used against other cancers, they say. Photo: Shutterstock
Researchers have developed a vaccine that doubles the survival time of mice with pancreatic cancer. The personalised vaccine could delay the onset of the disease in high-risk individuals, and could be used against other cancers, they say. Photo: Shutterstock
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