One of the biggest challenges of treating cancer is that cancer cells can evade attack from body’s immune system and eventually spread and create more complications. However, scientists have come up with immunotherapy that orders the immune system to go into the attack mode to fight cancer and build a long lasting immune resistance for cancer cells. As per the new research at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering a new breed of non-surgical injection has been made that immediately assembles in vivo into a 3D structure and can fight and prevent cancer cells and even HIV cells.
So far the researchers have tried the 3D vaccine in mice and they have found it to be highly effective. If it works, these vaccines will be easily created that can be used to control the spread of cancer cells in the body and it does not require any surgeries. Researchers claim that these 3D vaccines are minimally invasive and scalable and will work inside the body as a powerful immune response to diseases that are life threatening and that are previously able to skirt immune detection. The new research report was published in Nature Biotechnology.