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nitpicked

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Fri Apr 26, 2024, 05:58 AM Apr 26

British man tests first personalised melanoma vaccine

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-68897731

British man tests first personalised melanoma vaccine

An important trial of the world's first "personalised" mRNA vaccine against the deadliest form of skin cancer - melanoma - is now under way in the UK.

Steve Young, 52, from Stevenage, Herts, who had a melanoma growth cut out of his scalp last August, is one of the first patients to try the shot.

It is designed to help his immune system recognise and wipe out any remaining cancerous cells. And hopefully, that means his cancer will not return.

The jab, mRNA-4157 (V940), uses the same technology as current Covid vaccines and is being tested in final-stage Phase III trials.

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British man tests first personalised melanoma vaccine (Original Post) nitpicked Apr 26 OP
This is awesome news! bamagal62 Apr 26 #1
A colleague of mine just passed from melanoma. callous taoboy Apr 26 #2

callous taoboy

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2. A colleague of mine just passed from melanoma.
Fri Apr 26, 2024, 07:58 AM
Apr 26

She was diagnosed only last September, and they did everything they could to try to stop it. I sure hope this vaccine is successful. After a lifetime in the sun myself, and after having had several pre-cancerous growths removed, I would jump on this vaccine.

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