Health knowledge made personal
Join this community!
› Share page:
Go
Search posts:

A dream come true (Breast Cancer Vaccine)

Posted Jun 02 2010 12:00am

Prevention is better than cure. That's why researches are going on in the meantime for getting a Breast cancer vaccine available to all women.
At the department of immunology at the Lerner Research institute at the Cleveland clinic, the team of researches announced that they are in the phase of trial on humans. 

The vaccine acts by initiating the body's own immune response to attack the malignant cells. What is more amazing is that it will be effective on a single administration. 

On the other hand, there are some challenges that will be more clear to solve in the coming period of time. The vaccine proved to be effective when tried on mice. None of the vaccinated mice developed breast cancer, while all the other did. 

Caitlin Palframan, of charity Breakthrough Breast Cancer, said: "This research could have important implications for how we might prevent breast cancer in the future.
However, this is an early stage study, and we look forward to seeing the results of large-scale clinical trials to find out if this vaccine would be safe and effective in humans."

At last i would like to add that if this vaccine proved to be safe for human use then this will be a great advance in preventing breast cancer.


Share/Bookmark A dream come true (Breast Cancer Vaccine)

Post a comment
Write a comment:

Related Searches