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First cancer vaccine approved for use in people

作者:桂趸    发布时间:2019-03-01 08:13:15    

THE latest weapon in the war on cancer is a patient’s own cells. A prostate cancer vaccine that the US Food and Drug Administration rejected in 2007 has now won the regulator’s approval, making it the first cancer vaccine to do so. Provenge, made by Dendreon of Seattle, does not prevent or cure prostate cancer, which killed 27,000 men in the US last year and more than 10,000 in the UK in 2008. Rather, in its largest study yet, the therapy extended the lives of 512 people with aggressive prostate tumours by four months,

 

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