Vaccine To Prevent Colon Cancer Being Tested In Patients, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Study

University of Pittsburgh -- PITTSBURGH, March 19, 2009 — Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have begun testing a vaccine that might be able to prevent colon cancer in people at high risk for developing the disease. If shown to be effective, it might spare patients the risk and inconvenience of repeated invasive surveillance tests, such as colonoscopy, that are now necessary to spot and remove precancerous polyps.

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