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April 12, 2010

Scientists found a cure for skin cancer

A vaccine being tested by the scientists in the UK, has helped been shown to help some patients fully recover from melanoma, even in its advanced stages.
skin cancer It attacks tumour cells, leaving healthy cells undamaged & carries agents that boost the body's response to skin cancer.

Dr. Howard Kaufman, of Chicago's Rush University Medical Centre, said: "Our study shows we may 've a cure for some advanced melanoma patients & a drug which has real benefits for others. This will save thousands of lives a year."

Over the past 25 years, rates of melanoma in Britain 've risen faster than any other common cancer & 2,000 die from the disease every year.

A study of 50 patients with advanced melanoma who had been given no more than nine months to live found that 16% of them recovered completely with the vaccine. They 've been disease-free for more than four years. Another 28% saw the size of their tumours more than halved. It is hoped the licensing will be "fast-tracked" & it will be on the market within five years.

Melanoma is now the most common cancer in young adults aged 15 to 34, with 10,41 new cases diagnosed every year in the UK.

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