Medical Breakthroughs Reported by Ivanhoe.com. Click here to go to the homepage.
Be the First to Know. Click here to subscribe FREE!
Search Reports: Use quotation marks around your multi-word search terms in the box below to perform search of Ivanhoe.com.
Advances in health and medicine.Use " marks around search terms
 
What's New
News Flash
Discussion
healthchannelnews
  Alternative Health
Arthritis
Asthma & Allergies
Autism
Breast Cancer
Cancer
Cardiovascular Health
Children's Health
Dental Health
Diabetes
Fertility & Pregnancy
Men's Health
Mental Health
Multiple Sclerosis
Neurological Disorders
Nutrition & Wellness
Orthopedics
Pet Health
Robotics
Seniors' Health
Sports Medicine
Vision
Women's Health
Advances in health and medicine.
Click here to sign up for Medical Alerts!
Click below to access other news from Ivanhoe Broadcast News.
  Click here to get Ivanhoe's Medical Headline RSS feed Click here to listen to Ivanhoe's Medical Podcasts
Useful Links
Play It Again, Please
E-Mail a Friend
Order Books Online
Inside Science
Smart Woman
Advances in health and medicine.
Smart Woman Home
Click here to read the story
Click here to read the story
Click here to read the story
Smart Woman Home
Advances in health and medicine.
Click below to learn about Ivanhoe.
  Awards
About Us
Contact Us
Employment
Feedback
Ivanhoe FAQ
Our TV Partners
Travel Calendar
Advances in health and medicine.
Ivanhoe celebrates 20 years of medical news reporting reaching nearly 80 million TV households each week. Click here to learn more...
Advances in health and medicine.
Marjorie Bekaert Thomas
Publisher/President
Advances in health and medicine.
Advertisement
Breast Cancer Channel
Reported April 2, 2012

Vaccine Fights Breast Cancer Recurrence

SAN ANTONIO, TX (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Conquering breast cancer is not an easy feat. Once it’s beaten, there’s always a chance it could come back. Now doctors are working on a new way to help breast cancer survivors win the fight once and for all.

Kellie Trombitas is a fighter. It took 33 rounds of radiation for her to knock-out breast cancer over 10 tough months.

"Chemo takes a lot out of you. It just makes you sick," Kellie Trombitas told Ivanhoe.

Now she’s excited to be cancer free, but Kellie still has concerns.

"In the back of your mind you’re always thinking, is it going to come back?" Kellie said.

So she’s taking part in a clinical trial to test E-75, a vaccine to help protect breast cancer survivors from recurrence.

E-75 is a part of the Her-2 neu protein. It helps stimulate t-cells to attack cancer cells. In trials, women injected with the vaccine saw a 50% reduction in recurrence. The drug Herceptin can do the same but in a different way. Only 20% of breast cancer survivors, those with high levels of Her-2, can take Herceptin. E-75 developer George Peoples says three times as many survivors could benefit from his vaccine. It targets women like Kellie, who have lower levels of Her-2.

"It allows us to use the vaccine for patients who are otherwise not eligible to receive Herceptin," George E. Peoples, M.D., FACS, director of the Cancer Vaccine Development Program and chief surgical oncology at SAMMC, said.

As for Kellie, she’s still getting stronger, fighting to keep cancer from making a comeback.

Doctor peoples says one day the vaccine could be used to fight lung, prostate and ovarian cancers that also express the Her-2 protein. Recruiting for the final round of trials for E-75 is underway right now.

700 to one-thousand participants in dozens of sites across the country are needed. To find out more about enrolling in the trial go to www.neuvax.com  MORE

More Information

Click here for additional research on Vaccine Fights Breast Cancer Recurrence

Click here for Ivanhoe's full-length interview with Dr. George Peoples

If this story or any other Ivanhoe story has impacted your life or prompted you or someone you know to seek or change treatments, please let us know by contacting Andrew Mcintosh at amcintosh@ivanhoe.com

Related Articles in Latest Medical News:

 
 
 Doctor Contact
 
 
 
  Subscribe
Medical Alerts!
 

[ Back to Breast Cancer Channel Home ]

EDITOR'S CHOICE
Most Recent Videos

Follow Us On:

Click here to go to Ivanhoe's Twitter page Click here to go to Ivanhoe's Facebook page Click here to go to Ivanhoe's YouTube page

How to Find a Qualified Mammography Provider

For the nearest FDA-certified mammography provider, or to check the status of your imaging center, call the NCI's CIS at (800) 4-CANCER.

Make remembering your breast exam time easy ...

Click Here

Advertisement

Home | What's New | News Flash | Search/Latest Medical News | E-Mail Medical Alerts!
Ivanhoe FAQ | Privacy Policy | Our TV Partners | Awards | Useful Links | Play It Again, Please
RSS Feeds | Advertising/Sponsorships | Content Syndication | Reprints

Advances in health and medicine.
webdoctor@ivanhoe.com
Copyright © 2014 Ivanhoe Broadcast News, Inc.
2745 West Fairbanks Avenue
Winter Park, Florida 32789
(407) 740-0789

P.O. Box 865
Orlando, Florida 32802

Premium Content in Latest Medical News Denotes Premium Content in Latest Medical News