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Cancer Vaccine Consortium and Cancer Vaccine Collaborative unite under the Cancer Research Institute
Date:1/28/2008

immune response to cancer vaccination and establishing surrogate biological markers for therapeutic benefits;
  • Managing the production and acquisition of reagents for clinical trials of cancer vaccines;
  • Continuing support of the existing international network of academic laboratory and clinical investigators conducting early-phase cancer vaccine trials aimed at learning how to effectively immunize against cancer.

    Lloyd J. Old, M.D., chairman of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, director of the Cancer Research Institute Scientific Advisory Council, and director of the CRI/LICR Cancer Vaccine Collaborative, will also serve as director of the CRI Cancer Vaccine Consortium and chairman of its Executive Committee. Axel Hoos, M.D., Ph.D., medical lead in Immuno-Oncology at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and former president of the Sabin Vaccine Institutes Cancer Vaccine Consortium, will serve as co-chairman of the Cancer Vaccine Consortium Executive Committee.

    The time is ripe for stronger alliances between academia and industry, says Dr. Old. Integrating the clinical trials network of the CRI/LICR Cancer Vaccine Collaborative with the strengths of the pharmaceutical, biotech, and academic membership of the Sabin Cancer Vaccine Consortium will allow the Cancer Research Institute to present a single, united front on cancer vaccines to the scientific and medical communities. This alignment strengthens the overall position of all of its participants and establishes a unified voice that can represent the needs of a broader constituency.

    Dr. Hoos anticipates that the joint effort will play a key role in facilitating knowledge exchange and creating a fertile environment for advances in cancer immunotherapy. The Sabin Vaccine Institutes Cancer Vaccine Consortium had very successfully begun to address issues of clinical paradigm development, immune assay harmonization, and regulatory dialogue, Dr. Hoos says. Based on the Consortiu
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    212-688-7515
    Cancer Research Institute
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