Together we can be part of the next cancer breakthrough
Dr Jason Waithman with his team
Perth based researcher Dr Jason Waithman and his team are currently working on an exciting research project which could save many lives. Dr Waithman has found a way to make treating melanoma through immunotherapy more effective. He and his team are working on a vaccine that could help boost the body’s immune system, turning the body’s own cells into an army that seeks out and destroys cancer cells. It has fewer side effects than chemotherapy and leads to far quicker recovery.
Dr Waithman says: ‘The next two years are going to be very exciting for us. Recent developments in the field demonstrate that cancer vaccination is a promising treatment strategy.’
If successful this could also be used to treat many cancers, including lung cancer, bladder cancer, head and neck cancers and Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
T-Cells (red) forming an army against melanoma (green)
Dr Waithman states, ‘This is one of the most exciting times for cancer research. We have the potential to make huge inroads into multiple forms of this disease with new technologies and novel approaches.’
It’s an exciting discovery that could impact so many.
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