Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Vaccines under development could be a solution to breast cancer

Today, there are vaccines for a host of diseases, including polio, smallpox, and chicken pox. Administering these vaccines is also as simple and effective as literally giving the patient "a shot in the arm." In this new era of vaccine development, researchers at a New Jersey-based biotechnology company, Advaxis, Inc., are working on a suite of new vaccines to treat women with different types of cancers, including breast cancer. Yvonne Paterson, Ph.D., the scientific founder of Advaxis as well as a Professor of Microbiology at the University of Pennsylvania, and her team, have already taken a giant step in the development of a series of cancer- fighting vaccines. Central to the team's discovery is the microbe Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium found in dairy products. Dr. Paterson built upon the well-known fact that when Listeria is introduced into the body, it has an extremely powerful, direct stimulatory effect on the activities of immune killer T cells. --Click the title of this post to read the full article from its source--


At September 26, 2006 10:32 AM, Gigohead said...

This is interesting...a vaccine with a bug may help cure breast cancer. Helps that the doctor is also a surivivor.


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