Will there ever be a vaccine against cancer?

Dr. Esteban Celis, co-leader of the cancer immunology, inflammation and tolerance program at the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University, and a professor at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University recently spoke on the future of cancer treatments and if a vaccine against cancer would ever be possible.

“The immune system has memory. That’s why you can receive a vaccine against a virus and be protected for many years,” said Celis. “[But] in cancer, many of these vaccines fade away very fast, so you would have to continue to vaccinate periodically to sustain that response.”

U.S. News: Will There Ever Be a Vaccine Against Cancer

June, 2018

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