Monday, May 31, 2010

Great News

Great advance in trying to find an anti breast cancer vaccine. In Nature Medicine

An autoimmune-mediated strategy for prophylactic breast cancer vaccination

Ritika Jaini1,4, Pavani Kesaraju1,2,4, Justin M Johnson1, Cengiz Z Altuntas1,3, Daniel Jane-wit1,3 & Vincent K Tuohy1,2

Although vaccination is most effective when used to prevent disease, cancer vaccine development has focused predominantly on providing therapy against established growing tumors1. The difficulty in developing prophylactic cancer vaccines is primarily due to the fact that tumor antigens are variations of self proteins and would probably mediate profound autoimmune

There is talk of human trials as early as next year. If all goes well, a vaccine could be available in 5 years. This also holds promise for other cancers like prostate cancer. Let's hope this research bears fruit.

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