Navigation Links
Voices Against Brain Cancer Discusses New Brain Tumor Vaccine HSPPC-96
Date:12/27/2013

New York, NY (PRWEB) December 27, 2013

Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, responds to an article published by Medical News Today that discusses a new brain cancer vaccine called HSPPC-96, which is personally molded to each patient’s genetic makeup.

According to the December 19th article published by Medical News Today titled “Promising results for personalized brain tumor vaccine,” patients with Gliobastoma Multiforme (GBM) brain tumors, when going through standard treatment, have a median survival rate of three to nine months. The new vaccine is developed specifically to each patient using his or her own respected tumor tissue. Investigators say the vaccine works by “prompting an immune system response unique to each patient, which sets out to kill any remaining tumor cells following surgery.”

The article states that 90 percent of patients lived after six months of treatment with this vaccine, while 30 percent lived after one year. However, more research is needed before receiving approval to use this treatment for GBM’s.

Researchers have to determine if the vaccine is safer and more effective when used alongside Avastin, a drug that is standard for therapy against GBM’s and known to reduce tumor size.

Michael Klipper, Chairman of Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, believes that with more research, this vaccine could be very helpful. “Evidently, additional extensive research has to be done with this vaccine. If results are consistently positive, this vaccine could be a game changer in the treatment of these deadly and aggressive brain tumors,” he says. “Regardless, the fact that this type of treatment is even a possibility, serves as a glimmer of hope for everyone in the brain cancer community.”

VABC has a wide variety of initiatives in place for brain cancer research, awareness and support. The organization’s research grants fund cutting-edge research programs that will have a monumental impact on the diagnosis and treatment of brain cancer. VABC currently funds research at several esteemed institutions such as Brookhaven National Laboratory, Cleveland Clinic, Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Memorial Sloan-Kettering and Yale, to name a few.

VABC's mission is to find a cure for brain cancer by advancing scientific research, increasing awareness within the medical community and supporting patients, their families and caregivers afflicted with this devastating disease.

For press inquiries, please contact: 5W Public Relations.

#####

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/12/prweb11445639.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Voices Against Brain Cancer Hosts Contest on Facebook to Recognize Neurosurgeons and Nurses
2. Voices Against Brain Cancer Commends Baseball Coach’s Perseverance to Live a Full Life
3. National Voices for Equality, Education and Enlightenment (NVEEE) to Host 3rd Annual “Not on My Watch” VIP Reception Benefiting Bullying and Suicide Prevention Efforts
4. A New Website for Families to Turn: New Health and Wellness Promotion Website Launched by Family Voices
5. Voices Against Brain Cancer Commends 18-Year-Old Brain Cancer Patient for His Positive Outlook and Will to Live
6. Voices Against Brain Cancer to Host Annual “Join the Voices! Run/Walk” in Partnership with New York Road Runners
7. Voices Against Brain Cancer Commends Tech Startup Co-Founder for Positive Outlook Despite Grim Diagnosis
8. Voices Against Brain Cancer Commends Researchers for the Identification of an Important Protein that May Give Insight to More Effective Glioblastoma Treatments
9. Voices Against Brain Cancer Comments On Breakthrough Brain Surgery Technique
10. Redressing Past Wrongs: Changing the Common Rule to Increase Minority Voices in Research
11. Changing the common rule to increase minority voices in research
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Apple ... care services, staged a mock evacuation of the facility as part of a disaster ... Fire Department, Echo Hose EMS and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well as the ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s ... Alexandria Park in Milford, NJ. This free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s ... The fun run is geared towards children of all ages; it is a ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the ... danger possible to save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains ... a dedicated teacher of the Bible. She has taught all ages and currently teaches ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one of the largest and ... plans to open a flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 N. U.S. Highway ... store next to Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its location allows ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Asante, a nationally recognized health system in ... existing home health joint venture through an agreement, effective October 1, 2017, to ... home health company with Asante, delivering clinically integrated care, for the past eight ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/10/2017)... -- NDS received FDA 510(k) clearance in May 2017 for its highly ... designed for endoscopy environments. An innovative secondary monitor solution, ZeroWire ... support the improvement of patient outcomes, procedural efficiency, and the lowering ... ... ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... 4, 2017  South Korean-based healthcare product Development Company ... "cprCUBE" on Kickstarter. The device will educate the user ... with better efficiency compared to the dated and pricey ... on efficacy of the compression for a more informed ... goal to raise $5,000. ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2017  Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: ... third quarter of 2017 on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. ... day with the investment community and media to further ... call will begin at 9 a.m. Eastern time. Investors, ... webcast of the conference call through a link that ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: