October 10, 2019

Clinical trials for new cancer vaccine at Mayo Clinic show promising results

By Karl W Oestreich

Reach: First Coast News refers to three television stations in Jacksonville, Florida. WJXX, the ABC affiliate; WTLV, the NBC affiliate; and WCWJ, the CW affiliate.

First Coast News
by Lana Harris

The Mayo Clinic is testing a new vaccine through clinical trials at Mayo Clinic that has already effectively helped remove cancer cells. Lee Mercker was the first participant in the clinical trial. She found out she had breast cancer in March. “DCIS stage zero,” Mercker said, “I’d never heard of it.”…Dr. Saranya Chumsri says the vaccine helps the body fight cancer cells. “It’s supposed to stimulate a patient's own immune response so that the immune cells like t-cells would go in and attack the cancer,” Dr. Chumsri said.

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Context: Saranya Chumsri, M.D. is a Mayo Clinic oncologist. At the Mayo Clinic Breast Clinic, you will find a caring, multidisciplinary team of experts to help you with all breast-related concerns, including breast cancer. They offer you personalized care in a supportive environment and the most effective options for diagnosis and treatment, including for complex and rare conditions.

Comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services are available at Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Your doctors work with you to develop a care plan tailored to your situation and wishes. If you choose breast cancer surgery, Mayo Clinic surgeons are highly trained in innovative approaches.

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