New vaccine released for prostate cancer

A new FDA-approved vaccine has been released to help fight against advanced prostate cancer.

Health officials say the new therapy, called Provenge, is unlike traditional vaccines. Doctors say it treats the cancer by extracting the patient?s own white blood cells. The cells are then cured and stimulated and placed back into the patient.

Doctors say the disease kills more than 30,000 men every year and according to the state?s Department of Health, one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.

Doctor Noah Kornblum says he hopes all of the attention surrounding the new treatment also brings attention to prostate cancer research overall.

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