New Breast Cancer Vaccine Proves Safe in Early Clinical Trial
Almost every day, I look for positive research news for a cure for cancer. I firmly believe cancer researchers continue to make great strides toward this feat. Their efforts were never more evident than in this week’s announcement from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Their research results have found a new breast cancer vaccine proves safe and successful in their early clinical trial.
This is fantastic news for everyone!
Five years ago when I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I searched frantically for my options and a “cure” on the internet. I wanted the best possible solutions for my treatment. Amazingly, I found a limited number of options in treating this disease. My options were basic: surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. At that point in time, I made the best decision I could for my breast cancer treatment based on the information I had.
I “settled” for an unilaterally mastectomy – hoping that the “cure” and research would progress enough that “if” I had a second occurrence, I would have options for a “cure” and breast saving strategies. Alas, that did not happen as I had a second mastectomy a year and half later.
Five years ago, I read about the possibility of this breast cancer vaccine when I was researching my options for treatment. At that time, research stated that the vaccine would be available in five to ten years. Unfortunately, I did not have this window of opportunity and thus, I was not a candidate for this type of treatment.
Although, I was not able to save my breasts, I am “cured” – a term that says I am free of cancer at this moment – which is great news for anyone to hear.
Thus, when this news came across my Twitter Page about the success of the breast cancer vaccine in the beginning trial, I was ecstatic!
Furthermore, according to this informative research article and video, the vaccine’s results are very successful against metastatic breast cancer!
The development of this breast cancer vaccine is huge – none more important than for those affected by it today!
However, as great as this news was to hear, much work still needs to be done.
Unfortunately, the vaccine has to work its way through bigger and lengthier trials that WILL take a few more years until it is available for everyone.
In the meantime, I will continue to pray for these many women (and men) and their families who are still fighting this disease today. They all need this vaccine now!
Thus, as a result of sharing this article, I hope it reaches out and helps someone – if nothing more than to bring its awareness of the availability of these trials. If anyone is affected by breast cancer, these trials may be another option in his or her treatment plan. I am sure there are many cancer survivors fighting this disease now that would be willing to jump into these trials and take their chances.
This breast cancer vaccine is a success! Let’s speed up the trial process so we have the opportunity to save more people from breast cancer!
THIS BREAST CANCER VACCINE CANNOT GET HERE FAST ENOUGH FOR ALL OF US!
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Marci A. Schmitt
Author, Blogger, Speaker, Survivor, Wife, Mom
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Below is the link to the news release about this vaccine and its success. You can click on the link to read the article and watch the video in its entirety or you can watch the news release video below. (Caution – there is a 15-20 second commercial at the beginning of the video. Please note I am not endorsing this commercial but its how websites can stay a float by sponsors. If you would like to advertise on this website to keep it afloat, please contact me.)
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