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Scientists find ‘game changing discovery’ for cancer patients

A team of from University College London’s Cancer Institute say that they have discovered a biological signature

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UK scientists have claimed to made a game-changing finding that could help patients fight cancer with their own immune systems.

A team of from University College London’s Cancer Institute say that they have discovered a biological signature found of the surface of cells in tumors, in addition to immune cells able to destroy them.

They believe that their finding could lead to patients being given vaccines from proteins in their own tumor, rather than chemotherapy.

“It is a game changer for cancer,” Sergio Quezada, one of the lead researchers, told Sky News.

The scientists hope that patients could receive treatment with the new technique within two years.

The treatment would prevent healthy tissue from being attacked by the immune system – one of the problems of chemotherapy.