Navigation Links
Clinical trial evaluating brain cancer vaccine is underway at NYU
Date:10/19/2007

NEW YORK, October 18, 2007 A clinical trial evaluating a brain cancer vaccine in patients with newly diagnosed brain cancer has begun at NYU Medical Center. The study will evaluate the addition of the vaccine following standard therapy with surgery and chemotherapy in patients with glioblastoma multiforme, a deadly form of brain cancer.

The vaccine, called DCVax-Brain, incorporates proteins found in patients tumors and is designed to attack cancer cells containing these proteins. The study underway at NYU Medical Center is an expansion of an earlier phase I trial of the vaccine. The vaccine is made by the Northwest Biotherapeutics, Inc., based in Bothell, Washington.

We are really excited about the promise of this vaccine, said Patrick J. Kelly, M.D., the chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery and the Joseph Ransohoff Professor of Neurosurgery at NYU School of Medicine. Everything now depends on something in addition to surgery so that these tumors do not recur. A cancer vaccine like this may make a difference in extending life and maintaining a good quality of life.

This is a form of individualized therapy, adds NYU neuro-oncologist Michael Gruber, M.D. There is a lot of promise with this approach, he says. He and Dr. Kelly will be the lead investigators conducting the trial at NYU.

Despite surgery and chemotherapy, patients with glioblastoma multiforme brain cancer typically survive about 15 months. Even if only a small number of tumor cells are left in the brain, that is enough for these fast growing and aggressive tumors to grow back. The tumors do not grow elsewhere in the body. It is so frustrating, notes Dr. Kelly, because brain tumors dont metastasize like other tumors. They recur locally but we just cant cure it.

A brain cancer vaccine is intended as a kind of immunotherapy, which means that it primes the patients own immune system to kill proteins found in cancer cells. Th
'/>"/>

Contact: Pamela McDonnell
Pamela.Mcdonnell@nyumc.org
212-404-3555
New York University Medical Center and School of Medicine
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. How do patients benefit of clinical trials
2. Magnetic resonance angiography in clinical medicine
3. Clinical trials need to be more frank
4. AEternas acquisition of Zentaris being followed up with its new product pipeline and clinical development strategy
5. Physicians Lack Clinical Guidelines For Treating Elderly With Multiple Illnesses
6. The Growing Rise In Clinical Research Could Lead To A Compromise In Quality Of Research And Ethics
7. Clinical Comparisons Between ADHD Drugs Are Less
8. Outsourcing clinical trials to India
9. Erectile dysfunction: an early warning sign of clinically silent coronary artery disease?
10. India to maintain Public domain Registry database of clinical trials conducted in India.
11. A Novel System For Clinical Banking Of Umbilical Cord Blood
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/30/2014)... Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 According ... by Vkool.com, this is a comprehensive guide that will help ... quickly within a few weeks. This book uncovers to readers ... candida infection. In addition, inside this book, people will discover ... yeast infection such as itching, burning, and irritation of ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... 30, 2014 Neil Haley, the Total Tutor ... GJ Reynolds to find out about what is branding, how ... best brand. , Reynolds is an original founding member of ... Vi Millionaire, and CEO of Simply G Media. He has ... You!" and holds the distinction of completing the Dale Brown ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... 30, 2014 pMD, the leading ... launched an Observation Result (ORU) interface to streamline ... cardiology customers are using the ORU interface to ... test interpretations for electrocardiograms, echocardiograms, and stress tests. ... hospital, the cardiology system produces electronic data for ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... AZ (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Nuanced Media, ... to announce the release of the Medical Web Design Trends ... cumulation of research done across multiple agencies and the medical ... trends are constantly changing as the industry grows. Therefore it ... aware of ideas that consumers enjoy most. New trends are ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... Recently, iFitDress.com, a well-known wedding dress manufacturer and retailer, ... . Aside from this, it has announced that all of ... off. All of its old and new clients may now ... says excitedly, “We are pleased to release the new collection ... a lot of amazing items. It is true that our ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Yeast Infection No More Book Review Exposes Linda Allen's Guide for Treating Yeast Infection – Vkool.com 2Health News:Yeast Infection No More Book Review Exposes Linda Allen's Guide for Treating Yeast Infection – Vkool.com 3Health News:Entrepreneur and Vi Millioniare GJ Reynolds Discusses How to Improve Your Brand on the Simply G Radio Show, a Division of the Simply G Media Network 2Health News:pMD Automates Cardiology Charge Capture: Low-Reimbursement Services Become Profitable 2Health News:pMD Automates Cardiology Charge Capture: Low-Reimbursement Services Become Profitable 3Health News:Nuanced Media Releases "Medical Web Design Trends of 2014" Article 2Health News:Cheap Satin Bridal Gowns Recently Provided By Well-known Supplier iFitDress.com 2
... HAAYIN, Israel, June 24 Pointer Telocation,Ltd. (Nasdaq ... a leading,developer, manufacturer and operator of high-end technology ... stolen vehicle retrieval,fleet management, car & driver safety, ... of RSA (Road Side Assistance) services, today,announced that ...
... CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y., June 24 Polymedco, Inc. ... PATHFAST immunoassay analyzer, manufactured by Mitsubishi Chemical Medience ... of care system utilizes a chemiluminescent technology combined ... that allows this system to report highly accurate ...
... touches the lives of many humans, it is also a ... a recent study by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). ... Nature Reviews Cancer compiles information on cancer in wildlife ... species. The WCS authors highlight the critical need to protect ...
... offers a faster recovery time than traditional liposuction ... Palomar Medical Technologies, Inc., ... announced today the nationwide availability of the LifeSculpt ... laser body sculpting technology, which selectively targets and ...
... , Largest-Ever Class of Award Winners Demonstrates Strong Employer Commitment ... WASHINGTON, June 24 The National Business Group on ... -- representing the full spectrum of the U.S. economy -- ... Lifestyles " award winners for their exceptional commitment to a ...
... 24 Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, the leading generic pharmaceutical ... as part of the "Year of Affordable Healthcare" campaign. ... style asks individuals what they think about healthcare in ... www.yearofaffordablehealth.com/gallery is meant to illustrate the important ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Pointer Announces Negotiations by Shagrir for Formation of a Joint Venture With a Third Party for the Provision of Services to Insurance Companies in the Field of Dental Care 2Health News:PATHFAST(R) Rapid Whole Blood Immunoassay Analyzer from Polymedco 2Health News:Wildlife faces cancer threat 2Health News:Video: Get Swimsuit Ready Faster and Easier Than Ever Before With New LifeSculpt Laser Treatment 2Health News:Video: Get Swimsuit Ready Faster and Easier Than Ever Before With New LifeSculpt Laser Treatment 3Health News:Video: Get Swimsuit Ready Faster and Easier Than Ever Before With New LifeSculpt Laser Treatment 4Health News:National Business Group on Health Recognizes 63 Large Employers as '2009 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles' Award Winners 2Health News:National Business Group on Health Recognizes 63 Large Employers as '2009 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles' Award Winners 3Health News:America Speaks Out in Favor of Affordable Healthcare and Biogenerics in Teva's Fourth Video 2
(Date:7/30/2014)... California , July 30, 2014 ... technology and CUDA programming expertise to big data, ... markets  eInfochips, a leading engineering R&D ... clients to develop NVIDIA GPU-powered solutions for ... high-performance computing (HPC), industrial , ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... 2014 Die Apex Medical Corporation ... Bereich Atemtherapie- und Druckzonenprodukte, gibt bekannt, dass ... Deutschland anfechten werden. Dieses hat entschieden, dass ... von ResMed verletze. Apex weist darauf hin, ... verschiedene Patente von ResMed Anfechtungen wegen Nichtigkeit ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... Israel , July 30, 2014  Immune ... Stockholm : "IMNP."; "Immune" or "the ... of patients for a Phase II proof of concept ... in the treatment of moderate to severe bullous pemphigoid. ... receive two bertilimumab infusions, at a dose of 10 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:eInfochips to Develop NVIDIA GPU-powered Solutions for Aerospace and Defense, Medical Imaging, HPC and Visual Computing 2Apex setzt seinen Kampf gegen Patente für einen freien Wettbewerb fort 2Apex setzt seinen Kampf gegen Patente für einen freien Wettbewerb fort 3Immune Pharmaceuticals Commences Patient Screening For Bertilimumab Phase II Clinical Trial In Bullous Pemphigoid, A Rare Auto-Immune Disease Of The Skin 2Immune Pharmaceuticals Commences Patient Screening For Bertilimumab Phase II Clinical Trial In Bullous Pemphigoid, A Rare Auto-Immune Disease Of The Skin 3Immune Pharmaceuticals Commences Patient Screening For Bertilimumab Phase II Clinical Trial In Bullous Pemphigoid, A Rare Auto-Immune Disease Of The Skin 4Immune Pharmaceuticals Commences Patient Screening For Bertilimumab Phase II Clinical Trial In Bullous Pemphigoid, A Rare Auto-Immune Disease Of The Skin 5
... is little evidence to support the use of atypical ... approved purposes, even though many clinicians continue to commonly ... to a new report from the U.S. Department of ... and Quality (AHRQ). An article based on information in ...
... The Houston Business Journal recently announced that eCardio Diagnostics ... Fast 100, which included a distinguished list of 100 of ... eCardio was ranked No. 17 with a two-year growth ... to receive this prestigious award. "There were so ...
Cached Medicine Technology:"Off-Label" Use of Antipsychotic Drugs for Some Conditions Not Supported By Evidence 2eCardio Among Honorees of the Houston Business Journal's Fast 100 List for Second Consecutive Year 2
Medtronic Ophthalmics offers a comprehensive selection of corneal trephine,blades and handles. Handcrafted, sharp, uniform blade edges promote a,symetrical and vertical cut of all corneal layers....
Medtronic Ophthalmics offers a comprehensive selection of corneal trephine,blades and handles. Handcrafted, sharp, uniform blade edges promote a,symetrical and vertical cut of all corneal layers....
Medtronic Ophthalmics offers a comprehensive selection of corneal trephine,blades and handles. Handcrafted, sharp, uniform blade edges promote a,symetrical and vertical cut of all corneal layers....
Medtronic Ophthalmics offers a comprehensive selection of corneal trephine,blades and handles. Handcrafted, sharp, uniform blade edges promote a,symetrical and vertical cut of all corneal layers....
Medicine Products: