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Breast Cancer: Prevention and Treatments

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It looks like breast cancer prevention and therapy could become as easy as better screening and a shot in the arm.

Researchers at Cleveland Clinic say a breast cancer vaccine has shown promising results in animal studies, preventing cancer in a single shot.

If successful, the breast cancer vaccine will join two other cancer-preventive vaccines approved by The Food and Drug Administration (FDA): one against cervical cancer and the other against liver cancer.

While these vaccines target and kill the human papillomavirus (HPV) and the Hepatitis B virus (HBV) the breast cancer vaccine will focus on preventing cancer in healthy people and stopping growth of existing tumors.

The key is to find a target within the tumor not typically found in a healthy person. For breast cancer, Vincent Tuochy, Ph.D., the vaccine's principal investigator and an immunologist at Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Institute and his research team chose α-lactalbumin.

http://www.empowher.com/cancer/content/can-we-prevent-breast-cancer-21st...

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