World’s First Lung Cancer Vaccine Being Developed by UK Scientists

British scientists are researching to create the world’s first vaccine against lung cancer.

This vaccine will use a strand of DNA that will train the immune system to seek and destroy “red flag” proteins that appear on lung cancer cells and can have potentially cancerous mutations inside.

According to Sky News, the vaccine is being developed by scientists from the University of Oxford, the Francis Crick Institute and University College London (UCL).

This vaccine under development is named “LungVax”.

The team plans to create 3,000 doses of the vaccine. Lung cancer is the deadliest common cancer in Britain. Every year around 50,000 cases and 35,000 deaths of lung cancer are reported in Britain.

Seven in 10 lung cancer cases are linked to smoking. Lung cancer is one of the leading cause of deaths worldwide.

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