Published in Cancer Weekly, September 12th, 2000
The scientists found that the active part of telomerase, a protein expressed in all major human cancers, can stimulate development of immune cells when used as the basis for a cancer vaccine. Furthermore, these immune cells can kill multiple, unrelated mouse and human cancer cells in the test tube and can also slow tumor growth in mice.
While not as effective as vaccines based on a tumor's entire genetic material, the promising...
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