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The jab that fights some cancers

24th October 2008

Scientists have carried out tests to find out if the TroVax injection can help patients to fight some common cancers.

The vaccine was developed by a team at Oxford BioMedica and was shown to extend the lives of bowel cancer patients by an average of 15 months. Dr Richard Harrop of Oxford BioMedica, said: "Our exploratory analysis of data from nine different trials of TroVax demonstrate significant associations between immune responses and overall survival in patients with colorectal (bowel) cancer, renal (kidney) cancer and prostate cancer. In addition, the data show the vaccine is well tolerated by patients."


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