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Breast Cancer Vaccine

Breast cancer is one of the most common and well known type of cancer. . Breast cancer, as its name suggest, is a form of cancer that grows from breast tissue. It is estimated that around 12% of all women in the world would be diagnosed with breast cancer. In the United States alone, it is estimated that there are more than 200,000 new cases per year.

Symptoms of breast cancer includes changes in the physical and anatomical properties of the breast, formation of a lump with different consistency from the rest of the breast tissues and fluid ejection from the nipples.

Current treatment of breast cancer involves both surgery and medication. Surgery would be required to first remove the tumor. This can involve just a small portion of the breast called Lumpectomy or the remove of the entire breast termed to as Mastectomy. After the surgery, chemotherapy or radiation therapy might be necessary depending on the stage of the cancer.

TREATMENT

Sadly, these current ways of treating breast cancer is neither please nor guaranteed. Removal of the tumor does not automatically mean that all cancerous cells are eliminated. Likewise, chemotherapy and radiation therapy is not an ideal solution as they tend to damage the healthy cells along with the tumor cells.

In the recent years, more studies have been put into therapeutic vaccines for curing cancer, one of which is NeuVax. It is a therapeutic vaccine using a single immunostimulatory peptide called E75, derived from the HER2/neu receptor, and administered in combination with granulocyte macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF) as an adjuvant. Results have been encouraging in both the hindrance of reoccurrence and delaying the progression of the cancer.

VACCIXCELL SOLUTION

Whether these proteins and peptides would be harvested from bacteria or mammalian cells, VacciXcell has the perfect bioreactors to aid you in your bioprocess.

For Mammalian culture, our patented TideMotion bioreactors are your best companion: TideMotion Bioreactors

For Bacterial culture, learn more about our stirred-tank bioreactors: Stirred-Tank Bioreactors

Reference:

NeuVax - 10 promising therapeutic vaccines. (2016). Retrieved December 12, 2016, from http://www.fiercepharma.com/special-report/neuvax-10-promising-therapeutic-vaccines