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Vaccine designed to prevent triple-negative breast cancer undergoes trial

Scientists are studying a vaccine that they hope will ultimately prevent triple-negative breast cancer among people at high risk for the disease. Photo: Pexels

(Jennifer Bearne/Healio) –– Researchers at Cleveland Clinic have initiated a first-of-its-kind study of a vaccine designed to ultimately prevent triple-negative breast cancer — the deadliest form of the disease.

The phase 1 study will determine the maximum tolerated dose of the vaccine in patients with early stage, triple-negative breast cancer and evaluate immune response to the vaccine. The FDA recently approved the vaccine as an investigational new drug, enabling Cleveland Clinic and partner Anixa Biosciences Inc. to undertake the study. (…)