January 17th, 2012

UGA vaccine could be big anti-cancer agent

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Researchers at the University of Georgia and the Mayo Clinic hope they’ve found a way to harness the body’s own immune system to fight cancer. Working with mice, UGA chemistry professor Geert-Jan Boons and the Mayo Clinic’s Sandra Gendler have developed a vaccine that actually can seek out and kill cancer cells — including fast-growing cancers that kill quickly. Additional coverage: eMax Health, ScienceBlog, dailyRX, Huffington Post, FOX News, KARE 11, Patch (Ga.), Medical News Today, Edmonton Journal, Toronto Telegraph, Nano Patents and Innovations

Online Athens, by Lee Shearer, 12/2011

Tags: Cancer, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Research

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