HPV vax used to cure skin cancer

The doctor injected the vaccine directly into the tumours

A US dermatologist has successfully treated an elderly patient with extensive skin cancers by directly injecting an HPV vaccine into the tumours, according to JAMA Dermatology.

Dr Anna Nichols said the 97-year-old woman had ­multiple aggressive squamous cell ­carcinomas but treatment with the vaccine led to regression of all tumours.