ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Triple-negative breast cancer is a rare form of breast cancer, making up just 15% of cases, but it’s also one of the most aggressive.
Now, a first-of-its-kind study at the Cleveland Clinic hopes to uncover a possible vaccine.
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It’s all a very early, Phase 1 trial, so there are still many steps ahead; but success here could lead to more advanced trials of a new and powerful weapon against breast cancer.
Researchers are testing an FDA-approved drug that targets a protein found in the majority of triple-negative breast cancers.
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In an initial study of mice in 2011, the drug kept existing tumors from growing and new ones from forming.
The research is slated to run through next September.
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