One in eight women in the US tend to develop breast cancer during their lifespan. The research in the arena of breast cancer is currently reaching the skies due to the immense utilization of technology. The researchers from the Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, are currently developing the latest vaccine for breast cancer.
There are many vaccines being developed for a number of cancers. At present multiple breast cancer vaccines are being made for curbing the breast cancer once for all. The human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER’s-2) breast cancers will have a new type of vaccine being developed for enhancing the treatment procedure. The HER-2 protein is the one responsible for the spreading, reoccurrence, and faster growth of the cancer cells in the body. Most of the breast cancers turn out to be HER-2 positive. Thus, when the vaccine along with the Trastuzumab drug is given then the body’s immune system is activated which further leads to the killing of the cancer cells. The vaccine targets the t-cells stimulation for a long duration response whereas the drug targets the b-cells so as to trigger it to kill the dreadful cells.
Additionally, there is also a triple negative breast cancer being made for training the immune system to block the growth of the tumor cells by inhibiting the supply of folate to it. The hopes for the patients dealing with breast cancer are accelerated thinking there is an investigation going on in the vaccine development stage. The new breakthrough uses the body’s immune response to treat as well as inhibit the growth of cancer cells in the long run. This is a new way of combating breast cancer. For now, the vaccine is in the clinical stage and is intended to take time to reach the public.
The Lund University and Skåne University Hospital has conducted a clinical study proving that the 3D mammography or breast tomosynthesis has shown to detect 34% more cancer in comparison to the conventional mammography. Also, the less pain due to low breast compression is sure to encourage more women to start taking up screening seriously.