Now, this is the kind of cancer treatment that makes sense to me.
A cancer vaccine using CpG (cytosine and guanine) and lysate has been created to treat glioblastoma brain cancer.
Therapies known as cancer vaccines target tumors that do not respond to chemotherapy techniques. Cancer vaccines target specific antigens expressed by tumor cells and elicit an anti-tumor immune response from dendritic cells to kill the tumor.
Read more at University of Minnesota: Treating Glioblastoma and Brain Cancer with Cancer Vaccines
Piper, a 14-year-old golden retriever received her final cancer vaccine at the University of Minnesota’s small animal clinic on Monday.
Piper is one of 60 dogs being treated with an experimental vaccine made from her own cancer cells. The vaccine trains Piper’s immune system to attack the tumor. One of the first dogs to try this was Batman, a shepherd mix, three years ago.
Read more at Kare: Cancer study dog meets human patient receiving same vaccine