The Weekly: Breast cancer vaccine trial launches

Published on October 29, 2021

Updated on November 5, 2021

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New breast cancer vaccine trial launches at Cleveland Clinic: 'It's the 1st step'

New breast cancer vaccine trial launches at Cleveland Clinic: ‘It’s the 1st step’

TUESDAY, October 26, 2021 (Today) — About 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime, and some will be diagnosed with one of the most deadly forms of the disease: triple-negative breast cancer, which has the least effective treatments.

Yet researchers at Cleveland Clinic hope to change that: They’ve launched a phase 1 clinical trial for a vaccine to hopefully help prevent this aggressive form of the disease, though it will likely take decades to come to fruition, if all goes well.

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Foundation news

A mobile mammogram truck is offering free screenings to women in North Philly

Lanette Bowen was leaving the local Save-A-Lot supermarket in her North Philadelphia neighborhood when she noticed a big white tent sitting across the parking lot. To Bowen’s surprise, it was a breast cancer screening truck, fully equipped with medical staff.

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