Personalized skin cancer vaccine demonstrates long-term effectiveness


New research published in the journal Nature is outlining the long-term efficacy of a novel type of cancer vaccine. The research followed eight skin cancer patients and discovered the experimental treatment offers durable and persistent immune responses to cancer cells up to four years later.
The type of personalized cancer vaccine being studied in the new research focuses on neoantigens, mutated molecules found only on the surface of cancer cells. To create a vaccine personalized to the individual patient, the researchers use blood and tumor samples to create a highly specific and customized