How COVID-19 vaccines could help doctors fight cancer: Conect the Dots

  • By cvbizz
  • February 26, 2021
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The race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine could give scientists a leg up in their fight to battle another deadly disease, as researchers say what they learn about the coronavirus could help them fight cancer in the future.

Let’s connect the dots.

MRNA, or Messenger Ribonucleic Acid, is a genetic material that gives your body instructions on how to make a certain type of protein. It’s customizable and doctors can use it to fight off almost anything once they find out the type of protein they need.

MRNA is used in both Pfizer and Moderna’s vaccines. In this case, it tells your body to create a protein just like the one in the COVID-19 virus. This triggers an immune response from your body, helping you create antibodies for immunity.

Scientists are optimistic this could help with cancer. They believe it’s possible MRNA could be used to help your body create proteins that would identify and attack cancer cells before they spread. #WakeUpCLT #Vaccine #COVID19


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