The Development of Breast Cancer Vaccines
In the 1990s, breast cancer mortality rates in the United States began to decline. The reasons for this are not fully understood, but better screening and treatment are likely to have played a role.
However, in the last few years, there has been an increase in the incidence of aggressive breast cancers that are difficult to treat. This has led to a renewed interest in developing a vaccine to prevent breast cancer.
There are several different types of breast cancer vaccines under development. Some of these are designed to target specific mutations that are known to be associated with aggressive forms of the disease. Others are…