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Breaking News - Prostate Cancer Vaccine!

Posted Aug 24 2008 9:25pm
Medical science, soon we’ll not need to be concerned about our health at all.

But in the meantime it pays to look after your health and to avoid bad habits that could cause disease.

Researchers develop successful test vaccine that prevents development of prostate cancer.

PHILADELPHIA - Researchers at the University of Southern California have developed a prostate cancer vaccine that prevented the development of cancer in 90 percent of young mice genetically predestined to develop the disease. In the February 1 issue of Cancer Research, they suggest the same strategy might work for men with rising levels of PSA (prostate specific antigen), a potential diagnostic indicator of prostate cancer.

Now, men with rising PSA levels but no other signs of cancer are advised “watchful waiting” - no treatment until signs of the cancer appear, Kast says. “But what if instead of a watchful wait, we vaccinate? That could change the course of the disease”



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