COVID-19, Cancer, and the Potential of mRNA Vaccines

Mar 29, 01:00 PM

This episode of the "Oncology Peer Review On-The-Go" podcast centers around an article publishing in the April issue of the Journal ONCOLOGY, titled “Messenger RNA Vaccines-Beckoning of a New Era in Cancer Immunotherapy.” The article touches on the recent development of mRNA vaccines approved to combat COVID-19, and how this development offers optimism for the future of mRNA to treat patients with cancer. The author, Mehmet Sitki Copur, MD, of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, broke down the basics of mRNA, its history, challenges and potential opportunities around this relatively new class of vaccine.

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