Life-prolonging jab made from the HERPES virus ‘cures aggressive skin cancer’ – offering hope to thousands

A skin cancer jab made from the herpes virus is being made available in Britain for the first time.It has very few side effects and works by teaching the body’s own immune system to attack the cancerous cells.Experts say it could potentially help more than 1,000 patients a year with the most advanced form of skin cancer.Some patients given the jab who had been told they were terminally ill have survived for three or more years– when doctors say they are effectively cured.

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