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Good News: Cancer vaccine is coming as trials start in September 2023 – Jenni Reid

The U.K. government on Friday launched a deal with the German company BioNTech to test new vaccinations for cancer and other diseases. In England, cancer patients will get early access to clinical trials incorporating tailored mRNA therapies, such as cancer vaccinations that are designed to activate the immune system to fight dangerous cells. The cancer vaccine trials are planned to start in September 2023

Patients in both early and late stages will receive them, and they work to kill cancer cells that are already active as well as stop them from growing. With a lab in Cambridge and a corporate office in London, BioNTech will establish new research and development centers in the U.K. The company plans to provide 10,000 medicines to patients between September 2023 and the end of the decade.

Together with American pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, the company created one of the Covid-19 vaccines that is most extensively used. Its CEO, Ugur Sahin, claimed that the coronavirus pandemic had taught the company valuable lessons about the need for cooperation between the British National Health Service, academia, regulators, and the private sector in the creation of medicines, which it was now putting into practice.

Ugur Sahin stated in a statement that the objective is to speed the development of immunotherapies and vaccines using technology we have been developing for more than 20 years. A variety of cancers and infectious disorders that jointly affect hundreds of millions of people globally will be covered by the collaboration.

According to Peter Johnson, the National Clinical Director for Cancer in Britain, mRNA technology has the potential to revolutionize how various illnesses are treated.

The news, the government told CNBC, represented a private investment in the United Kingdom, but it would be backed by a brand-new Cancer Vaccine Launch Pad sponsored by the NHS. Other mRNA cancer vaccines, such as a partnership between American companies Moderna

The announcement of the trial was positive, but Mohga Kamal-Yanni, policy co-lead for the People’s Vaccine Alliance, a global coalition of health groups, economists, and activists, noted that any outcome “belongs to the people” because of the volume of public expenditure involved.

The U.K. government needs to outline its plans for making new drugs, vaccines, and technologies accessible to and reasonably priced in developing nations, according to Kamal-Yanni. The research is still in its early stages, a government representative told CNBC, but she cited the government’s track record of providing free Covid-19 immunizations as evidence.

SOURCE: CNBC.COM Article by Jenni Reid . This story was firwt published by CNBC under the caption: BioNTech says it will start cancer vaccine trials in the UK from September

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