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Vaccine may prevent progression of DCIS to breast cancer

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From: healio.com Researchers at Mayo Clinic received a $3.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to test a vaccine designed to establish lifelong immunity against the development of breast cancer in women with ductal carcinoma in situ. No methods exist to detect which of the 35% of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) cases will progress to cancer if …

New test identifies aggressive form of breast cancer

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By: Kristen Jordan Shamus From: freep.com A University of Michigan researcher has invented a technology that can take some of the guesswork out of whether one form of early breast cancer is aggressive and likely to metastasize. Dr. Howard Petty, a cancer survivor himself, came up with an imaging technology called Biomarker Ratio Imaging Microscopy — or BRIM — that highlights …