Melina Kanakaredes

Have We Found A Vaccine For Breast Cancer?

June 2, 2010 at 11:36 am , by

It’s not October yet, but Melina Kanakaredes (CSI: NY) wants you to “Think Pink” right now. The actress recently designed three shirts for Hanes to support their efforts with Susan G. Komen for the Cure , and now you can too! (Check out my interview with her above.)

Hanes—the same folks who provide race day t-shirts for the Komen walks—has a cool tool that allows you to make your own breast cancer awareness shirts. The apparel company has also pledged to make a $500,000 contribution to the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Series.

In fact, we might already be one step closer to beating breast cancer. Everyone’s been buzzing about the promise of a new breast cancer vaccine. Researchers from the Cleveland Clinic tested a preventive vaccine on mice that were susceptible to cancer, and it had a 100 percent success rate. All of the vaccinated mice remained tumor-free, while all of the controls developed breast cancer. A vaccine for women might not be that far off—human trials may begin as early as next year.

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