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Breakthrough cancer therapy a go — for $93K
USA Today

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the first vaccine to treat prostate cancer — or any cancer — the culmination of decades of research into harnessing the immune system to fight tumors. The $93,000 vaccine, Provenge, doesn’t prevent cancer, unlike the polio shot or recently approved vaccines that block infection with viruses that cause most cervical tumors.

Provenge also doesn’t cure cancer.