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What do cancer and the SARS-CoV-2 virus have in common?

According to pediatric oncologist John Maris, "in many ways cancer behaves like a virus." Maris and his colleagues at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)

are using methods they developed to treat certain childhood cancers with immunotherapy to stimulate a long-term immune response to SARS-CoV-2. "We think our approach provides a roadmap for a vaccine that would be both safe and effective and could be produced at scale," Maris says. You can read more about their research in this article in the Daily Times. Dr. Maris was a student of Dr. Evans. He is shown here with her and Dr. Yael Mossé, another pediatric oncologist from CHOP, in this picture taken at a December book signing for "Audrey Evans - Not Your Ordinary Doctor" in Philadelphia.

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