Thursday, June 12, 2014

Personalized Cancer Vaccines

More amazing advances in the fight against cancer, in this instance, kidney cancer.  With a nod to Glenn Reynolds, here's an excerpt from a report at MIT Technology Review discussing this amazing new medical procedure:
A highly personalized medical technique is allowing patients with advanced kidney cancer to live nearly three times as long as they normally do. In an experiment involving 21 patients, around half lived more than two and half years after diagnosis with kidney cancer that had begun to spread. Five patients are alive after more than five years.
Kudos to the heroes behind this fantastic technology!