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What We Know About the Breast Cancer Vaccine [Video]

After two decades of research, experts at the Cleveland Clinic announced the beginning of a human clinical trial to test the safety of a vaccine to potentially prevent triple-negative breast cancer, the most aggressive form of the disease.

In an Oct. 26, 2021, news release, the nonprofit medical center noted that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had approved the investigational drug application in partnership with Anixa Biosciences, Inc., a biotech company focused on cancer and infectious diseases. Scientists at the clinic’s Lerner Research Institute launched the Phase I study, which is aimed at determining the highest dose that can be given safely without causing severe side effects, in October 2021. These tests follow laboratory tests and animal studies, and predate phase II clinical trials to determine the efficacy rates, according to the American Cancer Society.

“We are hopeful that this research will lead to more advanced trials to determine the effectiveness of the vaccine against …

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Fairfield's police chief announces retirement, citing breast cancer diagnosis [Video]

Fairfield's police chief announced Tuesday that she plans to retire by the end of the year, citing her being diagnosed with cancer. Deanna Cantrell became Fairfield's first-ever female chief less than two years ago, and she has been in law enforcement for more than 28 years. "This recent diagnosis has really accelerated my plans for the future," Cantrell said. "I have absolutely loved being your police chief in Fairfield and serving you."