Saturday, December 17, 2011

Vaccine against Breast Cancer?

This week in Newsweek there was a story about a stage 4 breast cancer patient who didn't want to die (as if every other patient  wants to) and enrolled in an experimental vaccine program targeting the her2/neu 5 years ago. She is still alive and furthermore, is NED.(no sign of disease). I can see that there is much interest in developing vaccines but they for the most part seem to be testing in mice. A few years ago, I noticed there was a clinical trial involving TNBC patients with a vaccine that would target Mucin, a protein that TNBC seems to have (along with other cancers). No word on how that turned out. I assume if the results were good, there would be shouting from the rooftops.

What the article did not say is what happened to the other patients in the trial. Did they have their own miracles? An internet search turned up nada.

So a vaccine would be great but cancer is not a single disease. Many vaccines would need to be developed. So far there is one vaccine on the market,  against prostrate cancer. The vaccine that targets the virus that causes cervical cancer also is on the market.

I am feeling cynical right now. I had ordered 3 weeks ago some photos printed on canvas for X-mas presents. I immediately was told that shipping would be delayed a week. Still no shipping. The phone line is constantly busy and e-mails are not returned. Meanwhile I found this site is on the scam list. I guess my next recourse is to have the credit card company cut them off. So if you search for canvas prints, their website will be your  top hit (and they have two different names). Do not use these crooks.

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