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Leukaemia vaccine research

15 Oct, 2009

Robert Weinkove explains why he is developing a new immunotherapy for treating leukaemia that would stimulate the patient’s own immune system to fight the cancerous cells.

Listen to audio: Leukaemia vaccine research

Duration: 22:00

Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia is the most common leukaemia in New Zealand. Currently, the only treatment is chemotherapy, which is often ineffective, or a bone marrow transplant.

Robert Weinkove is a haematologist working at Wellington Hospital and the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research. Here, he explains how a vaccine could be used to treat cancer.

Programme details: Our Changing World

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