Navigation Links
New Lung Cancer Vaccine Headed for Bigger Trial

Scientists in Britain are to conduct a bigger trial of a vaccine against the most common form of lung cancer after a smaller test substantially increased survival time for many. //

The vaccine called Stimuvax was tested in a study involving 171 patients who had responded to conventional treatment and suggested that the vaccine might be helping some patients in their fight against the cancer, reported the online edition of BBC News.

The vaccine was developed following research funded by Cancer Research UK, and the technology was licensed to be developed by Canadian biotech firm Biomira.

Now over 1,300 patients worldwide will help test the vaccine that works by stimulating the body's own immune system to attack cancer cells.

The vaccine is aimed at the non-small cell type of lung cancer, which accounts for four-fifths of cases in Britain. More than 37,000 people were diagnosed with lung cancer in Britain in 2003, and death rates remain high.

Currently, patients receive combinations of surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Half the people taking part in the worldwide trial will get treatment plus the vaccine, while the other half will get just the treatment and a dummy vaccine called a placebo, so that scientists can compare survival rates in the two groups.

If these large-scale trials yield similarly positive results, the vaccine could eventually be made more widely available to lung cancer patients.

"The translation of basic research into patient benefit is the major focus of our work and we hope that new ventures will lead to many more such drugs entering trials in the future," said Harpal Kumar, chief operating officer of Cancer Research UK.

Source-IANS
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Fibroids unlikely to Turn Cancerous
2. Virus Level could Predict Cervical Cancer Risk
3. Cancer Doctors Okays Controversial Prostate Therapy
4. Potential New Cancer Gene Identified
5. Consensus on "Combination Therapy" for Breast Cancer
6. Cancers of Colon & Rectum linked to Cigarette Smoking
7. Life Saving Cancer Drugs – From Chicken! Possible Says Dolly’ Creatos
8. The Cancer Rumour mill working over time
9. Cancer drugs in development nearly doubled since 1995
10. Radioactive Seeds used in Prostate Cancer treatment can migrate with the body
11. Cancer patients turning to Internet for information
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/26/2016)... Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... ... to fertility once they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These women need a ... they also require a comprehensive approach that can help for preservation of fertility ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... , ... The temporary closing of Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 due to a possible ... often overlooked aspect of head lice: the parasite’s ability to live away from a human ... but a necessary one in the event that lice have simply gotten out of control. ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... As a ... Magna Cum Laude and his M.D from the David Geffen School of Medicine at ... returned to Los Angeles to complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Canada (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional ... pursuit of success. In terms of the latter, setting the bar too high can ... risk more than just slow progress toward their goal. , Research from ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... June 19, 2016 is World Sickle Cell Observance Day. ... the benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center of Marne, Michigan, has ... , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder of the red blood cells, which ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 ... CAPR ), a biotechnology company focused on ... today announced that patient enrollment in its ongoing ... Duchenne) has exceeded 50% of its 24-patient target. ... in the third quarter of 2016, and to ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 , ... on Thursday, July 7, 2016 , , , , LOCATION: ... , , , , EXPERT PANELISTS:  , , , ... Senior Industry Analyst, Christi Bird; Senior Industry Analyst, Divyaa Ravishankar and ... The global pharmaceutical industry is witnessing an exceptional era. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... LONDON , June 23, 2016 ... environments  Oticon , industry leaders in ... the launch of Oticon Opn ™, the world,s ... world of possibilities for IoT devices.      ... Opn, Oticon introduces a number of ,world firsts,: ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: