Scientists Develop Cancer Vaccine to Simultaneously Kill Brain Cancer and Prevent Recurrence

Brgham and Women's Hospital
Scientists are harnessing a new way to turn cancer cells into potent, anti-cancer agents. In the latest work from the lab of Khalid Shah, PhD, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a founding member of the Mass General Brigham healthcare system, investigators have developed a new cell therapy approach to eliminate established tumors and induce long-term immunity, training the immune system so that it can prevent cancer from recurring. The team tested its dual-action, cancer-killing vaccine in an advanced mouse model of the deadly brain cancer glioblastoma, with promising results. Findings were published on January 4, 2023 in Science Translational Medicine. The article is titled “Bifunctional Cancer Cell–Based Vaccine Concomitantly Drives Direct Tumor Killing and Antitumor Immunity.”
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