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Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Cancer Vaccine From Tobacco?
Early stage testing of a vaccine for non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, a B cell proliferative disorder (cancer), that uses the tobacco plant to produce the vaccine has had promising results. The Scientist covered the story.
It may be difficult to determine who to give the vaccine to, as not everyone should receive it, but those with a genetic susceptibility and at high risk for the disease will have more options.