U.S. Cancer Center Finalizes Agreement To Obtain Lung Cancer Vaccine From Cuba
New York-based Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Cuba's Center for Molecular Immunology last month finalized an agreement to bring a lung cancer vaccine to the U.S., setting it up for potential FDA approval. The lung cancer vaccine, called Cimavax, does not cure or prevent lung cancer. Rather than combatting tumors directly, it works to keep tumors from metastasizing and growing, which can make a late-stage growth more manageable.
- "Cuba Has a Lung Cancer Vaccine -- And America Wants It" (Patel, Wired, 5/11).
- "Americans Could Soon Be Thanking Fidel Castro for Their Revolutionary Cancer Drugs" (Miller, "Morning Mix," Washington Post, 5/12).