One day we may have a vaccine that prevents all types of cancer, especially more deadly types like lung cancer. This is an area of intensive medical research. There are only three cancer vaccines approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. However, you may have read the news about a vaccine against lung cancer developed in Cuba under the name CIMAvax. Here’s what you need to know about this medicine.
What is a cancer vaccine?
CIMAvax lung cancer vaccine
Scientists at Cuba’s Center for Molecular Immunology have developed a vaccine against lung cancer called CIMAvax. Their studies showed that the vaccine was well-tolerated and that patients were better off after receiving it. This claims Dr. Jorge Gomez, assistant professor of medicine, hematology, and medical oncology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. You should note that you did not include this doctor in the CIMAvax vaccine research in Cuba.