According to BreastCancer.org, aside from skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women.
It was estimated that 30-percent of women diagnosed with cancer last year would be breast cancers. As of last March, 3.1 million women in the U.S. have a history of breast cancer which includes women currently being treated and who have finished their treatment.
The numbers are scary, but there has always been the hope that one day soon a cure would be found for this deadly disease, which claims around 40,000 lives each year.
That day may have finally come.
Scientists from Ottawa University in Canada believe they have found the cure for breast cancer and their research is gaining global praise.
Through a combination of immunotherapy and a virus, the University of Ottawa’s breakthrough study has discovered a potential treatment for triple negative breast cancer, considered the gravest form of the disease.
The study’s lead author is Dr. Marie-Claude Bourgeois-Daigneault, a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. John Bell’s research lab. She explained the research’s findings earlier this week.
“It was absolutely amazing to see that we could cure cancer in most of our mice — even in models that are normally resistant to immunotherapy,” Bourgeois-Daigneault said.