Alpha lactalbumin is a whey protein, found among other places, in mothers milk. It has recently been in the news as the primary protein used in the search for a cure for breast cancer.

For the last eight years, Dr. Vincent Tuohy, at the Cleveland Clinic, has been searching for a vacine for breast cancer. Dr. Tuohy discovered that mice injected with the vaccine, based on Alpha lactalbumin, did not develop breast tumors, while 100 percent of the mice that were not vacinated, had breast tumors.

The vacine also seems to inhibit the growth of pre-existing tumors.

In an interview he also states that "There's nothing fancy about it. We're vaccinating against something that isn't there unless you have tumors, so it shouldn't harm you. And it should kill the tumors,".

The main part of the vaccine, a protein called Alpha lactalbumin found in lactating breasts, is also found in breast tumors, but not in healthy breasts. It is suggested that women who are finished breast feeding, would recieve the vaccine thus boosting their own immune systems and supplying the means to kill off cancerous cells while not damaging healthy ones.

"We think that breast cancer is a completely preventable disease in the same way that polio is completely preventable," Dr. Tuohy says.

This sort of research gives hope to anyone who has, or knows of anyone with breast cancer. To say nothing of outright prevention. In 2009, The American cancer society estimates that there was 192,370 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 40,170 deaths from breast cancer.

(c) 2010 Alphalactalbumin.com

Use of this article is forbidden without express permission from the author.

Experimental Breast Cancer Drug Holds Promise in Combination Therapy for Ewing Sarcoma
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- via PRWEB - Ewing sarcoma tumors disappeared and did not return in more than 70 percent of mice treated with combination therapy that included drugs from a family of experimental agents ...Read More...

Abu Dhabi goes pink for breast cancer
Haad organises string of activities to raise awareness, and help detect disease earlyRead More...

HOT TOPIC: Breast Cancer Awareness 2014
The following releases focus on Breast Cancer Awareness 2014:Read More...

Employersflexibility can make working with breast cancer doable, experts say
MARIETTA, Ga. | When it comes to breast cancer, Alison Bates considers herself among the fortunate, not because she avoided it but because of how it played out. "I know, I'm lucky," she told a room full of breast-cancer advocates last week.Read More...

Breast cancer did not rob this mom of a lifetime with her son
When Maria del Carmen Valencia was diagnosed with breast cancer, her biggest fear was that the disease would cut her time with her only son short. She was 26 and married to Camilo Valencia. Their son Eric was two. It has been 25 years since the scare. She survived breast cancer to spend many special moments with her son and to give other cancer patients hope. "My overall perspective changed ...Read More...

Breast cancer battle brings new bond
In less than 24 hours, Carolyn Dantzler went from trusting doctors to having that trust shattered to having that trust rebuilt because of one who saved her life.Read More...

Here s How Well Your Genes Can Predict Your Breast Cancer Risk
Researchers say genetic sequencing can predict breast cancer risk better than previously thoughtRead More...

Breast Cancer Tumor Response to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy measured
It may be possible to use Diffuse Optical Spectroscopic Tomographic imaging (DOST) to predict which patients will best respond to chemotherapy used to shrink breast cancer tumors before surgery, a study shows.Read More...

$490,000 raised at Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K
As the nation marks National Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, thousands are gathering at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K at Soldier Field.Read More...

Breast Cancer Survivor: Diane Wilson
Diane Wilson's story.Read More...