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Breast Cancer Breakthrough: Vaccine trials underway

Breast cancer vaccine trials underway

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — There's exciting news when it comes to preventing breast cancer. The FDA just approved a breast cancer vaccine for testing in humans.

High-risk breast cancer patients will be the first to be admitted into the trials but there are a few more details that need to be ironed out before the vaccine trial is widely open to all who qualify.

The vaccine targets certain proteins produced by a patient's own body.

Dr. Paul Wright, a surgical oncologist with Spectrum Health, talks with 13 ON YOUR SIDE Health Reporter Val Lego about this advancement. 


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