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Date:4/25/2008

rgery. In addition, not all patients are fit to receive chemotherapy."

This study shows that MAGE-A3 ASCI provides benefits similar to chemotherapy with only minimal side effects, such as mild reactions at the injection site and fever within 24 hours of the injection.

"Therefore, it is suitable for long-term maintenance treatment and, for most patients, including older patients or patients in weak physical condition after surgery, allowing them to live a normal life whilst on cancer treatment," Vansteenkiste said.

A Phase III trial of MAGE-A3 ASCI is now under way.

More information

The U.S. National Cancer Institute has more about lung cancer.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: European Society for Medical Oncology, news release, April 25, 2008


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