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New Skin Cancer Jab is Created by British Scientists Who Have Even Identified How to Predict Which Patients it can Save

Source: Daily Mail, February 2018

British scientists have created a cancer vaccine that fights the most deadly type of skin cancer – and learned how to predict who it will work for.

Two-thirds of the patients immunised with the vaccine, which targets melanoma cells, are ‘alive and well’ five years later. In the rest, their cancer got worse.

Experts believe the ability to tell who the vaccine will work for will revolutionise the battle against cancer. It will enable doctors to target expensive new remedies on ‘responder’ patients, saving the NHS vital money.

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