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Therapeutic cancer vaccine shows promise against multiple tumor types

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By: Dennis Thompson From: medicalxpress.com Marc Baum went through all the usual steps to treat his bladder cancer—a couple of surgeries, radiation therapy and chemotherapy, all in a three-month period. But doctors hope that an extra step—an experimental vaccine—will be what keeps Baum’s cancer from coming back. A vaccine that uses genetics to teach a person’s immune system how to …

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Promise Seen In Personal Vaccines Made Just To Treat Your Cancer

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By: Carey Goldberg From: wbur.org Martha Pfeiffer knew she was at high risk for melanoma, a potentially deadly skin cancer. “I had a gazillion sunburns as a kid,” she says. “My poor mother tried and tried …” In 2012, she felt a new mole on the back of her arm. She didn’t think much of it, she says, and didn’t …