Czech doctors working on vaccine that may be able to halt cancer-growth

02-05-2009

Prague’s Motol hospital is working on a new vaccine that may be able to halt cancer-growth, the daily Mladá fronta Dnes reported on Saturday. The vaccine can be used to treat melanoma, leukaemia, cancer of the bowel and ovaries and does not have negative side-effects such as chemotherapy, the paper writes. The vaccine must be tailor-made for each patient from his own cells and tumour. Czech immunologists have been working on the vaccine for ten years and have now requested clinical tests. The prestigious medical journal Clinical Immunology has published a report on the discovery.