(Update 1) New Vaccine Kills Breast Cancer Tumors In Mice

September 16, 2008

Researchers have announced that a new vaccine has been effective in killing breast cancer tumors in mice.......Boston (ChattahBox) – Researchers have announced that a new vaccine has been effective in killing breast cancer tumors in mice.

Researcehrs have been led by Wei-Zen Wei of the Karmanos Cancer Institute, and carried out their study by trying out the breast cancer vaccine on mice.

For their study, they injected mice with HER-2 breast cancer tumors, which make up 30% of all breast cancer cases.

They then tried out the new experimental vaccine, and found it to be very effective.

The vaccine was successful in getting rid of the breast cancer tumors, even if they were resistant to other drugs.

The vaccine sparks the DNA to produce protein to fight the tumor.

There is no word yet on when this will be tested on humans.


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