Dr. Vincent Tuohy is an immunologist at the Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute. He has spent the past 14 years working on a vaccine designed to prevent triple negative breast cancer, the most lethal of all breast cancers. Clinical trials to determine safety and dosage of the vaccine are planned to start by the end of 2016. However, this vaccine is simply the first step in a long process to develop immune prevention of all forms of breast cancer. More basic research is needed to provide broad protection against as many forms of breast cancer as possible.
“Someday I would like to meet all these shop owners and thank them personally for all this effort. I feel very fortunate that my work is supported by so many. Nancy Johnson interviewed me Wednesday for the local Gazette and asked me how I felt about the Brakes for Breasts program. I told her that I feel as if my community and neighbors are nourishing me. I never heard of any scientist who was embraced like this by so many people. This is so very special. I don’t know what to say anymore.”
Warmest regards to all,
Vincent K. Tuohy, Ph.D.
Mort and Iris November Distinguished Chair in Innovative Breast Cancer Research
Staff, Department of Immunology, Cleveland Clinic
Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine, Lerner College of Medicine
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