New cancer vaccine shows promise, helped kill cancer cells in patient
I am so sick of being bombarded with bad news (at least 95% of it is) it is refreshing to read that cancer has a new enemy.
A vaccine undergoing testing at the Mayo Clinic has reportedly removed cancer cells in a breast cancer patient.
Florida resident Lee Mercker became the first patient to participate in a clinical trial for a new vaccine after being diagnosed in March with early-stages of the disease.
She told First Coast News she had “DCIS stage zero” breast cancer, meaning the cancer cells had not yet spread. She was left with three options — have a lumpectomy where the cancer cells are removed, undergo a mastectomy where the breasts are removed, or join a clinical trial for a potentially life-saving vaccine to kill the cells and prevent them from coming back.
Let us hope that this is a stepping stone to use on other types of the deadly disease. Possibly there is some light at the end of the chaotic tunnel we are looking down.