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-- segment which we do not want to raise hopes we do not want to sensationalize what is happening.
That's why we have with -- doctor Marc Siegel.
To tell you about a breakthrough and -- possible vaccine for cancer.
Announced this week and an upstate New York hospital researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York.
Say they've been terrific cell vaccine currently in a new clinical trial.
Possibly could harness the power of -- body's immune system.
The fight to prevent cancer joining me now Fox News senior medical contributor doctor Marc Siegel author of the book the inner pulse this is exciting.
It is all stories I have gone through some of the most journalistic articles.
About this it has stupid fight the science behind -- the medicine behind this is.
Complex beyond words but the message is one of possibility.
It's a brand new field and a brand new world in cancer here's what it's all about -- We take the immune system which didn't used to recognize cancer -- foreign and we turn our own immune system against this cancer and say attack.
That's the enemy get rid of it.
How do we do that.
Well that's the complicated part in the first vaccines we've had to do it don't want that will lose their last three or four months arousal partners in new facility that's dedicated to this in the FDA is approving it.
The using what's called a bend -- vaccine.
Which looks at abnormalities on the surface of cells and then it identifies them as abnormal and says you know this is a sell we don't want this is a cancer so then we use personalized medicine to target different people different ways.
Once we have those killer cells to get out there -- kill the cancer.
And this is the key now for this vaccine.
It combines it with the drug called -- mice in that prevents those killer cells from dying or from -- being being gotten rid of by the body soils -- the vaccine it stays in your system.
And and most of us when we think of a vaccine we think about is preventative.
In this case the vaccine is actually going after existent.
Extant cancer cells to destroy.
Yes and -- -- presently a lot of people out there don't know this but they start a very small cancers before they become the big -- you -- of they're still ourselves and our -- all the time but the immune system supposed to get rid of it.
So these vaccines could target -- while they're really small and this particular one.
It's gonna work on a lot of cancers.
Breast colon bladder.
Prostate if it's promising for many which is also very exciting but it's still in its very early stages here it's the beginning of -- home of science.
And give us your best judgment as to what the possibilities -- the probabilities that this will be.
A significant breakthrough and within.
And reasonable amount of time you made choose that -- -- Well I think the first vaccines have been fairly disappointing I think this one won't be and I think -- -- -- really extend life for certain tumors and I'd say the answer to your question is within three to five years we're gonna see that big results from this I like the new institute Roswell I like what they're doing with this vaccine.
I like the science I like very different than critic.
And I like the idea of using everyone's immune system differently because we all react differently to -- this is a big breakthrough on the horizon within three to five years.
And I like hearing doctor Marc -- say something about -- thanks so much for the --
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