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Saturday, November 16, 2019

A Woman from Florida Recovers from Breast Cancer with Trial Vaccine

A North Florida woman is the first to ever be treated for breast cancer using an experimental vaccine. Doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville said Lee Mercker's tumour began to recede and her immune system responded to the vaccine. She still underwent a double mastectomy to ensure the cancer was completely removed. Two more women in the early stages of breast cancer have signed up for the trial. While not a cure, doctors say the treatment shows potential as a less-invasive option than surgery or chemotherapy.

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