[extropy-chat] another cancer vaccine

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Tue Jul 20 19:16:30 UTC 2004


Patients at two Melbourne hospitals given a protein found in many cancers 
and a drug to boost immunity developed strong immune responses, producing 
antibodies to the protein as well as helper T-cells and killer T-cells.

Patients given just the protein or a placebo had a weaker immune response. 
Many have developed secondary cancers.


He said the protein NY-ESO-1 was present in about 40 per cent of 
melanomata, and was also found in lung, bladder, breast, head and neck 
cancers. "It has the potential to be applied broadly to a range of cancers, 
but not to all cancers," he said. 

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