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y, and this time, the removed tissue was sent to Antigenics, the Massachusetts biotech company that produces the vaccine from the patient's tumor tissue. Because of the size of the tumor, Hekkala will receive injections every other week until mid-February. So far, results are promising with no sign of tumor regrowth, according to the Parsa.

"Every day I feel better," Hekkala said on a recent visit to UCSF to receive her injection. "I set small goals for myself and I keep meeting them. I am very hopeful that this vaccine is the answer."


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Source:University of California - San Francisco


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