Radio NZ: Breast cancer vaccine tests successful on mice

US researchers have, they say, successfully trialed a breast cancer vaccine which stopped 100% of breast cancers developing or growing in the mouse models used.

The next step will be to trial the drug in humans, and it could take years before the drug (if successful in humans) is available as a treatment.

An excerpt: (read in full here)

“Immunologist Vincent Tuohy who led the research, said the vaccine targets a protein found in most breast tumours.

“In the study, genetically cancer-prone mice were vaccinated – half with a vaccine containing an antigen called a-lactalbumin and half with a vaccine that did not.

“The BBC reports none of the mice vaccinated with a-lactalbumin developed breast cancer, while all of the other mice did.”