fda http://innovationtrail.org en Buffalo's Roswell Park to test cancer fighting vaccine http://innovationtrail.org/post/buffalos-roswell-park-test-cancer-fighting-vaccine <p>Can a vaccine treat cancer?</p><p>That&rsquo;s the question behind new clinical tests, soon to begin at Buffalo&rsquo;s Roswell Park Cancer Institute.</p><p>The medicine in question is not your average vaccine: Each dose is customized for each cancer patient.</p><p>Researchers will draw healthy cells from each study participant, attach a specialized protein in a sterile lab environment and then inject the mixture, now known as a dendritic cell vaccine, back into the body.</p><p>&ldquo;You can see that these cells now come back. They have memory. They&rsquo;re able to remember that cancer cells are bad. They need to be destroyed. They need to be killed,&rdquo; says Kunle Odunsi, chair of the Department of Gynecologic Oncology.</p><p> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 20:53:53 +0000 Daniel Robison, WBFO 1588 at http://innovationtrail.org Buffalo's Roswell Park to test cancer fighting vaccine Exposed to radiation - now what? http://innovationtrail.org/post/exposed-radiation-now-what <p>Most people probably don’t think about <a href="http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/radiation-sickness/DS00432">radiation poisoning</a> like they do the flu, a cold, etc. You don’t just catch it by failing to<a href="http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2008/05/27/Sing-Happy-Birthday-during-hand-washing/UPI-85851211903549/"> sing the entire Happy Birthday song while washing your hands</a>. Radiation exposure usually happens during cancer treatment or by exposure to a nuclear or dirty bomb explosion.</p> Thu, 02 Sep 2010 14:51:29 +0000 Daniel Robison, WBFO 45 at http://innovationtrail.org Exposed to radiation - now what?