mRNA vaccines prepare the immune system to fight disease. Besides COVID-19, they are being developed for Glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer.
Glioblastoma incidence in the EU is 22.100 (around 16% of brain and central nervous cancers).
Mortality is high, with only 25% of patients surviving more than 1 year after diagnosis.
What is the potential breakthrough?
mRNA vaccines are faster to produce than traditional vaccines, and an mRNA-based vaccine is also safer for the patient, as they are not produced using infectious elements.
How will it help patients?
mRNA vaccines could be a lifesaving therapy for patients with glioblastoma, allowing them to live longer, healthier lives and sparing families the agony of losing loved ones early.
What is the potential impact on Europe’s healthcare systems?
mRNA vaccines for glioblastoma could reduce hospital-based healthcare burden by reducing the need for palliative and surgical care from oncologists, freeing up resources that can be used to diagnose and treat more patients faster and more effectively.
What is the potential impact on societies?
mRNA vaccines will see more patients survive long-term, allowing them to return to work, while reducing the care burden on families and friends.