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Could a vaccine for cancer be within reach?

Have we reached a new stage in the war against cancer?

25 June 2022

9:00 AM

25 June 2022

9:00 AM

It’s probably now the longest running conflict since the Hundred Years’ War: Richard Nixon declared the ‘war on cancer’ 51 years ago. The enemy is still in the field, killing more people than ever as other causes of mortality shrink. But cancer is at last giving ground.

Fresh from its triumph in the race to make a vaccine for Covid-19, the German biotech company BioNTech has announced promising results using a similar vaccine against pancreatic cancer.

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SPECTATOR.CO.UK/TV Matt Ridley and Professor Karol Sikora on the viability of mRNA vaccines for cancer.

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