Modified TB Vaccine As Therapy For Bladder Cancer

20 Feb, 2020 ,

The human immune system can not only recognize but also eliminate both germs and cancer cells. This is why treatments with weakened germs can help the immune system in its fight against cancer. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin have genetically modified the tuberculosis vaccine BCG in a way that it stimulates the immune system more specifically. Consequently, the new vaccine offers much greater protection against tuberculosis.