Sunday, November 23, 2008

Skin Cancer Vaccine testing

From Stand Up To Cancer blog: "The same Australian scientist who developed the cervical cancer vaccine believes he may have developed a similar skin cancer vaccine. It works the same way - by targeting papillomavirus, this time in the form of a very common skin infection that can linger in the body, eventually leading to cancer. Already shown to work in animals, the vaccine starts human trials next year and could hit the market as early as 2014. "

It is not a cure, but it is a step in the right direction which could save thousands of lives each year. This guy is amazing and I am happy that his focus is on cancer research.

Below is a link to the article describing the vaccine.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/11/16/2420948.htm

4 comments:

Lucy Feuerstein said...

Wow! That sounds very promising!

CB said...

Fantastic news!

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