The husband and wife duo that brought along Pfizer’s revolutionary COVID-19 vaccine has now made an astonishing suggestion. One that will hopefully provide a vaccine against Cancer, by the year 2030.
Professors Ugur Sahin and Ozlem Tureci, co-founders of the German company BioNTech, have been researching new technology for years involving messenger RNA [mRNA] that they are hopeful could treat various types of cancers.
In an interview with BBC, Sahin said he believes a cancer vaccine could be widely available “before 2030.” Several trials for the vaccine are already underway and have already shown signs of promise.
The married couple hopes the proven success of the mRNA vaccines against the coronavirus can be effective in treating cancers, such as melanoma, bowel cancer, and others.
“What we have developed over decades for cancer vaccine development has been the tailwind for developing the COVID-19 vaccine, and now the Covid-19 vaccine and our experience in developing it gives back to our cancer work,” Tureci said.
“Every step, every patient we treat in our cancer trials helps us to find out more about what we are against and how to address that,” said Tureci, BioNTech’s chief medical officer.