What are these ‘cancer vaccines’ I’m hearing about? And what similarities do they share with COVID vaccines?

Tue, 21 Mar 2023 04:36:13 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam

"Barely a month goes by without headlines announcing yet another advancement in
cancer vaccines.

Just last month, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted
breakthrough therapy designation to Moderna and Merck’s skin cancer vaccine.
This allows expedited development and review of drugs intended to treat serious

We already have a vaccine to prevent human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes
cervical and other cancers. We also have a vaccine to protect against the
hepatitis B virus, which can cause liver cancer.

But you may have heard of new types of cancer vaccines being developed using
technology similar to that used for COVID vaccines. Decades before COVID
vaccines, scientists had been working on messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA)
vaccines targeting cancer.

Rather than preventing disease, these vaccines are a personalised treatment for
cancer, to combat disease."

       *** Xanni ***
mailto:xanni@xanadu.net               Andrew Pam
http://xanadu.com.au/                 Chief Scientist, Xanadu
https://glasswings.com.au/            Partner, Glass Wings
https://sericyb.com.au/               Manager, Serious Cybernetics

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