Helsinki scientist develops a customizable cancer vaccine


In the quest for a cure for cancer, scientists are turning towards the body’s own defense mechanism for solutions. Training the body’s immune responses to specifically identify and kill cancer cells has been a hot-topic of research in the past few years and Assistant Professor Vincenzo Cerullo from the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Helsinki has achieved this through a simple customizable vaccine. The invention is based on the human body’s ability to recognise and destroy viruses.