The world invests billions and billions of dollars in search for the ultimate cure for cancer. Unfortunately, this fatal disease comes in many forms. Given its ability to multiply tremendously in a short span of time, developing a single treatment that will completely eliminate cancer cells for good is still beyond reach.
But, a recent study published in Cell journal may lead to a vaccine that will cure a number of cancers, with malignant mesothelioma – a rare, and aggressive form of cancer in the lining of the lungs caused by exposure to asbestos – included.

A Stem Cell Vaccine May Prevent New Mesothelioma Tumors

Instead of ambitiously developing an ultimate cancer treatment, researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine tested a new stem cell vaccine primarily composed of pluripotent stem cells (iPS).
The study details the anti-tumor responses to the vaccine in a group of cancer-infected live mice. The vaccine is tested effective in the animals in subject, offering a new hope in the enduring search for cancer treatment.