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Healthy Living: Killing Cancer

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Measles, Mumps and even the Flu.

They're just a few of the ailments that may come to mind when you think about vaccines.

But now a new therapeutic vaccine 15 years in the making could make cancer actually kill itself.

Doctor Avigan says the vaccine could one day prove to be an effective cancer treatment that spares patients from the harsh side effects of chemotherapy.

Phase two trials combining the vaccine with other medications are underway for acute leukemia, multiple myeloma, kidney cancer and breast cancer.

All the trials are currently enrolling. If you would like more information about the trials call 617-667-9920 or email Bonnie Prescott at bprescot@bidmc.harvard.edu.

Michelle Dunaway has the details in today's Healthy Living.