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Immunotherapy attacks aberrant cervical growth

Treatment might stop cancers before they arise

Three shots in the arm can awaken the immune system to home in on aberrant growths on the cervix, potentially derailing cancer in the making. When given to 12 women with the precancerous condition, the injections triggered the homegrown attack and wiped out wayward cells in a matter of weeks in five of the patients, scientists report in the Jan. 29 Science Translational Medicine.

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