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Redefining the Fight against Pancreatic Cancer: The Promise of Personalized mRNA Vaccines

Redefining the Fight against Pancreatic Cancer: The Promise of Personalized mRNA Vaccines

Scientists at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and BioNTech have developed a revolutionary personalized mRNA vaccine, targeting unique neoantigens in pancreatic cancer cells. Each vaccine, made from individual tumor gene sequencing, essentially turns a patient's immune system into a bespoke weapon against their specific cancer. The procedure involves administering atezolizumab, an immune response enhancer, and the mRNA vaccine, which trains immune cells to recognize neoantigens and launch a targeted attack. Preliminary findings show that patients with a pronounced immune response had no recurrence within 18 months. In one instance, a metastasized liver tumor was entirely obliterated. While further research is needed, these results hint at the huge potential of using the body's own defenses to combat cancer.

Full article here: https://ipllfirm.com/all-insights/news-and-articles/redefining-the-fight-against-pancreatic-cancer-the-promise-of-personalized-mrna-vaccines/