Cancer vaccines could be given to patients within the next decade, the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid team predicts.
Professors Ugur Şahin and Özlem Tureçi said the development and success of their coronavirus vaccine boosted their work on a cancer vaccine. The sun informed.
Professor Turecchi told the BBC: “We have learned how to make vaccines better and faster. We learned how the immune system reacts.
“It will definitely speed up our cancer vaccine.
“As scientists, we are always hesitant to say that we will have a cure for cancer.
“We have a number of breakthroughs and we will continue to work on them.”
She said the developments also helped regulators deal with vaccines.
Asked when cancer shots could be available, Professor Sahin said it could be “by 2030”.
The pair of scientists co-founded BioNTech in Mainz, Germany, in 2008 and worked to introduce cancer immunotherapy tailored to individual patients.
Their use of mRNA technology emerged during the pandemic, and the pair said that experience helped drive their work.
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