Canine cancer vaccine could be trialled on humans: researchers

Researchers say a new cancer vaccine that appears to be helping dogs could soon be used in human trials.

The vaccine, developed by researchers at Sydney’s Kolling Institute, has been trialled on almost 30 dogs with advanced melanoma, bone cancer and liver cancer.

Early results found the vaccine not only slowed the growth of the original tumour but also helped to prevent more developing.

Dr Chris Weir, who developed the vaccine, said the anecdotal results are promising — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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