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Cuba’s Had A Lung Cancer Vaccine For Years and it Could be Heading To The U.S.


Could Cuba hold a vaccine to help prevent lung cancer? Cuba has long been known for its cigars, and lung cancer is a major public health problem. To combat that, Cuba has developed the vaccine CimaVax. Pero qué es CimaVax? In studies, the cancer fighting vaccine has shown to decrease tumors in half of the cases. It also proved to increase the survival of a person who was younger then 60.

Pero cómo funciona? CimaVax builds antibodies against a certain growth factor that cancer cells make. If a person has lung cancer, CimaVax can help get rid of the cancer cells. Before we get all excited CimaVax doesn’t cure cancer, It’s a vaccine that works by targeting the tumor and preventing it from growing. Regardless this is great news and with the embargo almost over, we all hope this vaccine will soon make it to the U.S. and get approved by the FDA.

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