December 19, 2011

Vaccine Attacks Breast Cancer in Mice: Study

By Kelley Luckstein

Scientists in the United States say they have developed a vaccine that attacks tumours in mice, a breakthrough they hope will help fight breast, colon, ovarian and pancreatic cancer in humans. Although studies on mice often do not translate directly into remedies that work for human subjects, researchers are hopeful because of the strength of the vaccine and the particular approach it takes…“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,” said study co-author Sandra Gendler, professor at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona.

The Bali Times, 12/17/11

Additional coverage: About Mesothelioma, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, CL Atlanta, Voice of America, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Tags: Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cancer, vaccine

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