Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Sugar cancer vaccines

Tumor cells tend to display unique carbohydrates on the surfaces of their cells which are not recognize by the immune system as targets for destruction. 
The idea here is that by creating a vaccine with these particles, a general immune response could be triggered near the clusters of sugars to eradicate the cancer.
This response would not be particular specific though, so how would this affect the patient?

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