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Hope for pancreatic cancer 'vaccine as treatment' trial

14 April 2011 Last updated at 20:25 BST

Doctors in Liverpool are leading a major trial of a vaccine to treat patients with pancreatic cancer.

More than 50 hospitals are taking part in the trial which is part of a new approach to try to stimulate the immune system.

Pancreatic cancer has the poorest survival rate of all common cancers.

Fergus Walsh reports.