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A doctor said today that by 2020 a vaccine for breast cancer will be available. Would you enroll in the clinical trials?

(CBS) A vaccine to prevent breast cancer has shown overwhelmingly favorable results in animals, according to a study by researchers at Cleveland Clinic's Lerner Research Institute.
They found that a single vaccination with the antigen a-lactalbumin prevents breast cancer tumors from forming in mice, while inhibiting the growth of existing tumors.
Human trials could begin within a year.
If successful, it would be the first vaccine to prevent breast cancer, reports CBS Cleveland affiliate WOIO.
"We believe this vaccine will someday be used to prevent breast cancer in adult women in the same way that vaccines prevent polio and measles in children," Vincent Tuohy, Ph.D., the study's principal investigator and an immunologist at the Lerner Institute, told WOIO..
"If it works in humans the way it works in mice, this will be monumental. We could eliminate breast cancer," he added.

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:48 PM on Jun. 1, 2010 in Health

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Answers (6)
  • logically if this were possible then it would prevent any cancer because cancer is cancer, the mass reproduction of cells. this is just a waste of government funding. you can't give a magic shot to someone and promise they will not get cancer. now billions of dollars will be wasted on a 10 year project that will fail
    aliishott2

    Answer by aliishott2 at 4:12 PM on Jun. 1, 2010

  • logically if this were possible then it would prevent any cancer because cancer is cancer, the mass reproduction of cells. this is just a waste of government funding. you can't give a magic shot to someone and promise they will not get cancer. now billions of dollars will be wasted on a 10 year project that will fail

    I agree scientists need something to spend the time with. If they don't get funding they don't get to eat. True but sad.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:33 PM on Jun. 1, 2010

  • Yes, I would enroll in the clinical trials. I have participated in clinical trials for other drugs as well.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:38 PM on Jun. 1, 2010

  • no I would not
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:49 PM on Jun. 1, 2010

  • Ugh, NO WAY!!
    emslala

    Answer by emslala at 8:44 PM on Jun. 1, 2010

  • Absolutely not.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:48 AM on Jun. 2, 2010