Trial on people with form of disease that killed Tessa Jowell ‘remarkably promising’

A vaccine could add years to the lives of people with the aggressive form of brain cancer that killed the former Labour cabinet minister Tessa Jowell, trials suggest.

The treatment for people with glioblastoma works by using the immune cells of a patient to target their tumour. Early findings from an 11-year study involving more than 300 people worldwide shows that those given the vaccine were living longer than expected, according to a paper published in the Journal of Translational Medicine.

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