Tue., December 13, 2011 6:38am (EST)

UGA Developing Breast Cancer Vaccine
By Associated Press
Updated: 3 years ago

ATHENS, Ga.  —  
UGA researched said in a release that a new breast cancer vaccine they are studying dramatically reduces tumors in a mouse model that mimics the majority of human breast and pancreatic cancer cases. (Photo Courtesy of Horia Varlan via Flickr.)
UGA researched said in a release that a new breast cancer vaccine they are studying dramatically reduces tumors in a mouse model that mimics the majority of human breast and pancreatic cancer cases. (Photo Courtesy of Horia Varlan via Flickr.)
Researchers from the University of Georgia and the Mayo Clinic in Arizona announced Monday they have developed a vaccine that attacks breast cancer in mice.

UGA said in a release that the vaccine dramatically reduces tumors in a mouse model that mimics the majority of human breast and pancreatic cancer cases.

UGA scientist Geert-Jan Boons said the vaccine is part of a new strategy for treating cancer. Boons said the strategy "elicits a very strong immune response."

The vaccine was described this week in an edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.