Fighting cancer with vaccines

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Cancer Vaccine Institute (CVI) is the only national charity in the UK exclusively funding research to fight cancer with vaccines and immunotherapy. We are determined to develop a better treatment for cancer to help patients live longer with a better quality of life.

Although vaccines are still in their early stages significant results have already been achieved, particularly with prostate, colorectal, kidney and lung cancer, and many hundreds of patients have benefited. The CVI is currently funding laboratory-based projects that will contribute towards the understanding of immunotherapy and intends to fund clinical projects in for melanoma and other cancers. Although these cancers often respond to chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments when the disease is caught early, there is a great need for additional treatments when current therapy fails, especially when the disease spreads around the body (secondary cancers).

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Cancer Vaccine Institute

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