Cuba develops vaccine against prostate cancer

JSC: Jamaicans in Solidarity with Cuba

Source:  La Santa Mambisa
July 6 2015

By: AFP

cuba develops vaccine for prostate cancerCuban scientists are advanced in the development of a therapeutic vaccine against prostate cancer, a scourge that causes older men more than 2000 deaths per year in Cuba, said a researcher.

This project has entered its third phase having after overcome the first two stages, in which encouraging results were recorded in stopping the progression of the disease and even reversing it , explained scientist Roberto Basulto.

This vaccine is given in seven injections and the body develops antibodies to the peptide , Basulto, head of the research team, said.

Not a preventive vaccine, but is intended to improve the quality of life of patients

Basulto and his colleagues at the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB) in Camagüey, 530 kilometers east of Havana, stressed that it is not a preventive vaccine, but is intended to improve the quality of life of patients.

The third phase of…

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