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Doctors at the Cleveland Clinic are working on a project many thought was impossible.

Designing a vaccine that could prevent breast cancer.

The group has created a company called "Shield Bio-tech" to further their research.

It's eleven years in the works but doctors are confident they'll be able to get ahead of cancer.

"Why can't we go on defense, and actually use our immune system to protect us from developing the disease, breast cancer, in the same way that we use our immune system to protect us from developing childhood infectious diseases, like polio and measles," said Dr. Vincent Tuohy of the Cleveland Clinic.

It will take at least two years to get the FDA's approval to test the vaccine in women.

Once that happens, doctors say it will be about ten years from the marketplace.

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