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Mayo Clinic Plans Trials for Breast Cancer Vaccine

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Neal Bennett, WTLV- and WJXX-TV via USA TODAY

 

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (USA Today)—A major breakthrough could be coming for patients who suffer from a particularly aggressive type of breast cancer commonly referred to as “triple negative.”

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville are planning to do clinical trials for a vaccine that would hopefully prevent the disease from coming back after a patient has been treated.

“Can we do something else to essentially wake up the immune system so that the patient’s own body fights any cancer cells remaining after standard chemotherapy treatment?” asked Dr. Edith Perez, lead researcher on the project at Mayo Clinic.

 

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