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Genetically Engineered Prostate Cancer Vaccine Activates Entire
Immune System
WESTPORT, Oct 22 (Reuters Health) - Scientists in the US have
successfully used a gene-transduced prostate cancer vaccine to
elicit a widespread immune response to prostate cancer cells in
patients with continued metastasis after tumor resection.  "We
were astounded to find that every part of the immune system was
alerted," lead investigator Dr.  Jonathan W. Simons, of The Johns
Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, said in a university
statement.  "Such a complete and thorough activation of the
immune system against prostate cancer has never before been
seen," coinvestigator Dr.  William G. Nelson, also of Johns
Hopkins, elaborates in the statement
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