A vaccine for breast cancer could soon be available, according to an Oxford Epidemiologist.

Valerie Beral of Green-Templeton College said, “treatment over a number of months could lead to lifelong protection.”

Speaking during the National Cancer Research Institute Conference, she pointed to new research showing that childbirth and breast-feeding reduce the risk of the cancer.

She said that new treatments could be developed to mimic this effect.

Beral warned however that research into the area was underfunded, saying, “to my knowledge, it’s not happening very much”.