MD Anderson researchers and physicians are working together to treat colorectal cancer patients using a new personalized cancer vaccine available through a clinical trial. By identifying 10 targets specific for each patient's cancer, Gregory Lizee, Ph.D., and his team are designing personalized vaccines that direct the immune system toward patients' tumors. The goal of this immunotherapy treatment is to generate a more powerful anti-tumor response without damaging normal tissue. In this video, Lizee explains how the specific targets for each colorectal cancer patient are identified, why personalizing treatment is important, and how this approach can potentially be used to treat other cancer types.
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"Hold on. Be strong. Can you feel it getting better?"
These words are the chorus of the original song "Hold On, " written and performed by Greg Lizee, Ph.D., associate professor in MD Anderson's Melanoma Medical Oncology department. The song's message is simple: Hope. It's about positivity, patience and faith -- faith that things will get better. You have to hold on through the bad times to reach the good.