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More good news for melanoma mRNA vaccines!

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      “At a three-year follow-up with trial participants who had had a stage III or IV melanoma fully removed but were at high risk of the cancer coming back, those who got the vaccine from Moderna and Merck along with Merck’s Keytruda immunotherapy had a 49% lower risk of recurrence or death and a 62% lower risk of distant tumor cell spread or death compared with those who got Keytruda alone, the companies said in a news release.”

      Yay for one step closer to a cure for melanoma!!

      Also since the control is the keytruda-only arm, does it mean that the result would have likely shown a more-than-49% risk reduction if compared to just surgery?

      And wonder if they are going to do a trial for unresectable and what those results will show.

      These vaccines could be ready to use by 2025! But unfortunately they resulted in more side effects than the Keytruda arm. A quarter compared to 20%…

      This seems expensive and hard to manufacture but then it would reduce the need for different treatment until you finally find “the one.”

      Either way great news for precision medicine!

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