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Contact: Dan Ferber
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Implantable Cancer Vaccine

Caption: This disk-shaped, biodegradable sponge contains growth factors and components of each patient's tumors. Researchers at the Wyss Institute and clinicians at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute hope that when it's implanted under the patient's skin, it will spur the immune system to attack and destroy tumors.

Credit: Amos Chan

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