WGN News: Cancer vaccines getting a boost from science born in Chicago

January 30, 2023

When we think of vaccines, we often think of a flu or covid shot. But they’re also used to help patients fight cancer.

And now cancer vaccines are getting a boost from science born in Chicago.

Northwestern University scientists have harnessed the power of nanotechnology to improve the way cancer vaccines work. They think they’re tiny structures will yield big changes when it comes to more effective treatments.

Chad Mirkin, Ph.D. is a Northwestern University professor.

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