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.