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A new vaccine against breast cancer has shown promising results during trials, according to the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. The results of the study was published in the journal Oncogene in May.

For breast cancer cells to proliferate they need to stimulate blood flow by forming of new veins to carry that blood.  But if you block the protein Delta-like ligand 4 (DLL4) you can create new – but useless – veins.  This slows down the tumor’s growth and may prevent breast cancer recurrence following surgery, according to Dr. Kristian Pietras who lead the study, since the tumor, despite new veins, does not receive the nourishment from an increased blood supply.

The animal experiments also showed that the vaccine had no serious side effects and that wounds still healed well.

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JANET E. PETERS December 1, 2010 at 12:24 am

I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH INVASIVE LOBULAR BREAST CANCER, DEC 9. 2009. OP WAS Jan 4th 2010, stage 1, lumpectomy, radiation, for 6 weeks. now am on arimidex, i am 70yrs, and have never had any health problems, now cholestrol is rising, thyroid, bone density decrease, and other blood levels. i am very active, and enjoy a good life. oh every orfice has now became very dry, don’t know how long i will continue your arimidex. seems the side efects are just over whelming. the shot sounds as an alturnative, need more facts. just don’t think my next 15 years, if that is worth the trouble, of the side effects,. when it comes to affecting my insides, i can’t believe a body especially a 70 yr old can benefit, with no estrogon. go figure. help!!!!!! your idea

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