Paper Chased: Cancer-vaccine study is retracted

By John Travis, 15:49 PM April 15, 2008

A promising cancer treatment has been dealt a setback, as the authors of a key paper have reluctantly retracted their report.

Three years ago, Alexander Kugler of the University of Göttingen in Germany and his colleagues described limited success with a new cancer-vaccine strategy in Nature Medicine (SN: 3/4/00, p. 149: Fused cells hold promise of cancer vaccines). The researchers had taken tumor cells from people with kidney cancer, fused them to the patients' own immune cells, and injected ...

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