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MAR 05, 2013 - Time

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Self-Sabotage: Why Cancer Vaccines Don’t Work

A vaccine that thwarts cancer cells has so far proven to be better in theory than in practice, and researchers may finally understand why.   The possibility of turning the body’s own immune system against tumor cells has hovered like a medical mirage over the cancer research community for decades. While tumors emerge from healthy cells that start to grow with abandon, they have enough tumor-specific features that should make them easy targets for an alert immune system that’s trained to distinguish between molecular friends and foes. And this idea was supported by several encouraging trials ... Read More

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