Saturday, November 12, 2011

Direct Injection Pancreatic Cancer Vaccine Clinical Trial Report

One of the things I like to do, is go to and type "pancreatic cancer" into the search bar.  This gives me the latest news - at least as far as Google is concerned - on the pancreatic cancer front. The following is from an article from today's search.

"Previous studies by scientists at CINJ have shown that injecting a vaccine and other immunity-producing drugs into a cancer tumor itself -- rather than the traditional site of the skin -- can result in a reversal of the traditional immune blockade and the development of specific immunity to the tumor. This body-wide tumor-specific immunity has the potential of blocking the growth of the original tumor as well as eliminating small deposits of tumor that can cause the cancer to spread. Stemming from this research is a clinical trial that is the focus of this poster presentation. The study by CINJ investigators further tests this vaccine strategy, designed to harness the body’s own immune system to fight cancer."

View the full article here.

Also, check out the Cancer Institute of New Jersey's own website for more info on the trial, here.

In other news, Jason and I will be doing an interview with a local news station, WAFF, this Thursday. Wish us luck! We'll be sure to post any video here, once it's available.

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