mRNA cancer therapy now in human trials after shrinking mouse tumours Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2289334-mrna-cancer-therapy-now-in-human-trials-after-shrinking-mouse-tumours/#ixzz796R8lA7B

October 12, 2021
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A cancer treatment that uses messenger RNA to launch an immune attack on cancer cells can completely shrink tumours in mice and is now being tested in people.

Messenger RNAs – or mRNAs – are molecules that instruct cells to make proteins. They have risen to fame with the roll out of mRNA covid-19 vaccines.

BioNTech, the German company that developed Pfizer’s mRNA covid-19 vaccine, is now testing whether mRNAs can be used to treat cancer.

Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2289334-mrna-cancer-therapy-now-in-human-trials-after-shrinking-mouse-tumours/#ixzz796RVhXhl

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