Local Doctor Creating Breast Cancer Vaccine

February 27, 2014

Brian J. Czerniecki, MD, PhD, professor in Surgery in the Division of Surgical Oncology, along with two patients, were featured in a FOX29 story about his ongoing, breast cancer vaccine trials for women with DCIS, a noninvasive cancer found inside the milk duct of the breasts that may lead to more aggressive cancers. The personalized vaccines are made from a patient's own white blood cells to fight the cancer. In the first two trials, the results were dramatic. "We can actually see tumors dying…You can actually see in about 22 percent of patients there's actually no disease that we can even see, as a result of vaccination," said Czerniecki.

FOX29 segment