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Annotated Bibliography: Cancer Vaccines January 31, 2011

Filed under: Resources — pmreddi @ 9:16 pm

Guinipero, Terri, and Olivera J. Finn. “Cancer Vaccines: Emphasis on Pediatric Cancers.” Current Pharmaceutical Design 16.3 (2010): 292-299. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO. Web. 31 Jan. 2011.

Cancer is the second most common reason of death within the pediatric population. However, treatment and research of children’s care is lagging behind adult research. Adults and children share many types of common cancers including, lymphomas, leukemias, sarcomas and brain tumors. Many studies going on now of antigens and vaccines within the immune system for adults would greatly benefit children because children’s immune systems are very adaptable. These treatments may be more effective for children that adults.

This source is an academic article from the Current Pharmaceutical Design. It is reliable and references [62] other sources. The authors are from the Departments of Immunology 1 and Pediatrics 2, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA.


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One Response to “Annotated Bibliography: Cancer Vaccines”

  1. […] is a shame because cancer takes the lives of more than 1400 children each year in the U.S alone (Guinipero 292). Some childhood cancers like leukemia have found successful treatments but many diseases […]


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