Check this out… Easy to read, yet detailed article from MIT’s Technology Review about using vaccines to fight multiple myeloma. Click-on the headline below to access the article:
A Vaccine to Attack Cancer Early
A startup is developing the first vaccine to target patients before they develop cancer.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 – By Courtney Humphries
OncoPep, the research company featured in the article, is developing a vaccine designed to prevent multiple myeloma by pre-treating smoldering multiple myeloma patients.
Sounds like it may take a while to compile study results, since only 10% of smoldering myeloma patients’ cancer becomes active each year.
That’s disappointing… What does this mean–we’ll get back to you next decade? That’s more than a lifetime to wait for results, measured in multiple myeloma years!
Feel good and keep smiling! Pat