January 17th, 2012

Preclinical vaccine shrinks tumors 80%

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 Researchers at the Mayo Clinic and the University of Georgia have conducted preclinical trials of a vaccine that trains the body to recognize a protein called MUC1 that's present on 70% of cancers… The mice, developed by the Mayo Clinic's Sandra Gendler, have tumors that overexpress MUC1… "This is the first time that a vaccine has been developed that trains the immune system to distinguish and kill cancer cells based on their different sugar structures on proteins such as MUC1," Gendler explained in a statement. Additional Coverage: Atlanta Journal Constitution, Mother Nature Network

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