Breast cancer vaccine successful in mice
the gist of this is, for those of us who aren't science minded and needed it explained:
cancers create 'bad' proteins which buddy up to, and overpower the good proteins we already have. this vaccine looks for these bad proteins and kills them. while each cancer (and there are actually a number of various breast cancers) creates a different protein, the vaccine can, in time, be tweaked to recognize each of them. and not just breast cancers, theoretically any cancer. 1 day, probably not in our lifetime, but perhaps our childrens', cancer will be eradicated. i can only hope.