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Healthy Living: Vaccinating Against Cancer

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One in eight women will develop breast cancer during her lifetime. Each year, 22,000 will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer.  And one man in 36 will die of prostate cancer.

Right now, we treat cancer once it shows up.  But that could all change.  

Michelle Dunaway reports on new vaccines that may one day prevent cancer from even developing.

Doctors hope to enroll patients in a phase one trial for testing a breast cancer vaccine in the next year or so.  

The vaccine would be injectable and would likely be tested eventually on women who are at a high-risk for developing breast cancer.