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Researchers testing new cancer vaccine

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NEW ZEALAND– Melanoma patients in New Zealand are testing cutting edge therapy involving a possible vaccine.

Organizers say 50 patients fighting cancer are about to take part in a clinical trial which is testing a new vaccine therapy.

Researchers say initial tests show positive results by reducing the size of aggressive tumors.

The vaccine uses a synthetic version of a bacteria found in the common marine sponge, which may attack cancer cells.