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More cancer vaccines likely on the way

Nature Medicine reports today that the FDA's recent approval of Provenge, the first-ever cancer vaccine, could "open the floodgates" for other therapeutic vaccine treatments. The piece includes a list of ten promising cancer vaccines currently in mid- to late-stage development and quotes a biotech analyst as saying:

“[Provenge] finally breaks the glass ceiling after years of skepticism and many failures in the cancer immunotherapy space.”

As previously mentioned, Stanford pathologist Edgar Engleman, MD, played a vital role in the effort to develop the prostate-cancer vaccine. My colleague Ruthann Richter recently wrote about his work for Inside Stanford Medicine.

Previously: Vaccine treatment may soon be used for prostate cancer and FDA approves vaccine treatment for prostate cancer

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