Cancer Vaccine Could Use Immune System to Fight Tumors

“Cincinnati Cancer Center (CCC) and UC Cancer Institute researchers have found that a vaccine, targeting tumors that produce a certain protein and receptor responsible for communication between cells and the body’s immune system, could initiate the immune response to fight cancer.

“These findings, published in the online edition of the journalGene Therapy, build on previously reported research and could lead to new treatments for cancer.”

Editor’s Note: This cancer vaccine (interleukin-15, or IL-15) is currently being given to patients in several clinical trials for several different types of cancer. Visit to learn more.