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Cuban Scientists Work on Biotechnology Products against Cancer
By the end of 2008, more than 3,000 patients at hospitals in all Cuban provinces will have already received treatment against cancer with medicines obtained by way of this technology, explained the director of the Havana-based Center for Molecular Immunology (CIM), Agustín Lage.

During the opening of a meeting on immunotherapy, organized by the CIM, Lage presented a paper about the achievements obtained by Cuban researchers on that area.

According to Granma daily, about 95 experts from 18 countries -among them 42 from the United Sates- are attending the meeting, in addition to some 100 specialists from CIM, the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, the Finlay Institute, the Faculty of Biology, and the CIMEQ and Hermanos Ameijeiras hospitals.

A total of 70 papers will be presented during the five-day event, 10 of which will be in the hands of Cuban scientists.


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