View Full Version : Progress reported by Austrian scientists on a new anti-skin cancer vaccine

12-28-2008, 04:05 AM
VIENNA, Dec 16, 2008 (Xinhua via COMTEX News Network) -- Austrian scientists have made important progress in the research of new anti-skin cancer vaccine, Austrian Press Agency reported on Tuesday.

The new vaccine's basic composition, named as "Mimotop", includes nine kinds of amino acid and part of the structure of antigens of melanoma, the report said.

Mimotop can stimulate protective immune effects in the body like a vaccine, it said. Preliminary test results on animals have been published on the latest international professional journal "Clinical Cancer Research".

Heimo Breiteneder, expert of the Division of Medical Biotechnology of the University of Vienna, pointed out that practice has proved that the immune system plays an important role in suppressing melanoma.

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