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Personalized mRNA cancer vaccines: when might they be available?

Personalized mRNA cancer vaccines: when might they be available?

BioNTech has announced a partnership with the UK government to conduct trials of personalized mRNA cancer immunotherapies. The trials aim to treat patients with advanced cancer and prevent the cancer from coming back in others. Experts estimate that it could be several years before cancer vaccines become widely available. As of January 10, 2022, over …

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Luxembourg launches a national survey of people with cancer with the aim of improving the quality of care

Luxembourg launches a national survey of people with cancer with the aim of improving the quality of care

In collaboration with the Ministry of Health and as part of the national cancer plan, the Luxembourg Institute of Health has launched Colive Cancer, a national initiative through which people with cancer or who have suffered from the disease can share their experiences in order to improve the quality of care. The Luxembourg Institute of …

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Diabetes accelerates the growth of breast cancer

Diabetes accelerates the growth of breast cancer

A recent study reports that breast cancer tumors secrete factors that block insulin secretion by the pancreas, causing hyperglycemia that promotes the progression of this cancer. We often tend to see the main diseases that afflict us (cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, cancer and neurodegenerative diseases) as independent pathologies, unrelated to each other. However, several …

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4 novelties that could revolutionize cancer treatment - BBC News Africa

4 novelties that could revolutionize cancer treatment – BBC News Africa

André Biernath – @andre_biernath BBC News Brazil 28 minutes ago Photo credit, Getty Images image caption, The treatment of certain tumors has undergone a real revolution over the past ten years. Each year, tens of thousands of physicians from around the world gather in Chicago, USA to learn about the latest innovations in cancer diagnosis …

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Israeli company tests fecal bacteria pills against cancer

Israeli company tests fecal bacteria pills against cancer

Twelve Israeli cancer patients will soon start treatment with pills containing faecal bacteria, as part of a clinical trial to assess the effect of the new therapy on the overall efficacy of immunotherapy. Scientists from Rehovot-based pharmaceutical company Biomica studied data on the bacterial balance of faeces in a large number of cancer patients. They …

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New hope in the fight against cancer: a genetically modified virus can increase the life expectancy of children with brain tumors

New hope in the fight against cancer: a genetically modified virus can increase the life expectancy of children with brain tumors

Each year in Europe, more than 35,000 new cases of childhood cancer are diagnosed and 6,000 children die from it. The breakthrough made by Spanish researchers concerns infiltrating glioma of the brainstem (GITC). In France, nearly 50 children are affected each year, as many girls as boys, making GITC a rare tumour. The discovery of …

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