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Campbell Live

Cancer vaccine preliminary trials working

Monday 25 May 2015 7:00 p.m.

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Thousands of New Zealanders are diagnosed with melanoma every year.

It is an insidious disease, one that doesn't respond as other types of cancer do to chemotherapy.

We have among the highest rates of it in the world too, because of our intense exposure to UV rays in New Zealand.

It is a stone cold killer.

But thanks to the dedicated work of scientists in New Zealand and around the world, a cure is becoming a reality.

A vaccine to fight the tumours returning is being developed and has had some real success.

Campbell Live reporter Dan Parker has more on a cure that is giving hope to those who had given up.

Watch the video for the full report.

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