NZ Scientists In Breast Cancer Discovery

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NZ Scientists In Breast Cancer Discovery

01/06/2004 07:22 AM


New research suggests women could soon be immunised to help guard against breast cancer.

Scientists at the Christchurch and Dunedin schools of medicine, and the University of Melbourne have established a link between a common virus and the cancer.

Doctor Ann Richardson says research suggests those women under the age of 40 who contract cytomegalovirus have a higher chance of developing breast cancer later in life.

She says more research is needed to establish a timeline as to how the virus may influence the development of breast cancer.

It could eventually lead to children being immunised against the virus at a young age, to protect them from contracting it later in life.,,3762-3394546,00.html

Farkinott, RN

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Specializes in Renal, Haemo and Peritoneal.

Maybe this story should be in nursing news.

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