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Cancer vaccine moves a step closer

Cambridge, England -- A cancer-fighting vaccine that may help the body's immune system attack tumors could be developed in the future, U.K. researchers say.

Researchers at Cambridge University have discovered the mechanism tumor cells use to protect themselves from the body's immune system, and they say by turning off the mechanism the body might cure itself of the disease, The Daily Telegraph reported Friday.

The team found a protein known as fibroblast activation protein alpha stops the body's immune system from attacking cancer cells.

FAP is found in stromal cells, a kind of cells in the immune system that normally rush to the scene of a wound to aid healing.

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