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Health in the future: breast cancer vaccine

Source: Independent  >> Read full article and comment

It’s looking more and more promising as the successful animal-tested breast cancer vaccine moves on to human trials.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Vincent K. Tuohy, PhD, an immunologist and researcher in the department of immunology at the Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute, and his team, supported by the National Cancer Institute, have been studying “the possibility of a vaccine that would protect women from breast cancer.”

On May 30, the American researchers published their findings in the online edition of the journal Nature Medicine (to appear in the print version on June 10), showing that a breast cancer vaccine to target women aged 40 and up and those with a high risk of the disease could be just a few years away.
“Most attempts at cancer vaccines have targeted viruses, or cancers that have already developed,” said Joseph Crowe, MD, director of Cleveland Clinic’s Breast Center…Continue reading