About HPV-003 (ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT01304524; EudraCT: 2012-001334-33)
This phase II trial is a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study of women with CIN2 or CIN3 who were randomized 3:1 to the active and placebo groups. Women in the active group received three 6 mg doses of VGX-3100 in a 1 mL intramuscular injection followed by electroporation with Inovio's CELLECTRA® device at weeks 0, 4, and 12. Cervical tissue was examined before starting blinded treatment and 9 months later.
Cornelia Trimble, MD, Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Oncology, and Pathology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, is the principal investigator for the study.
About HPV and Cervical Dysplasia
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted disease. At any given time, approximately 11% percent of the world population is infected with HPV. Roughly 90% of HPV infections are cleared by naturally occurring immune responses within two years.
Persistent HPV infection can lead to dysplasia, or premalignant changes, in cervical cells. HPV types 16 and 18 cause 70% of cervical dysplasia and cervical cancer cases. Each year in the United States, 1.4 million women are diagnosed with CIN1 and 300,000-400,000 women are diagnosed with CIN 2/3. All cervical cancers arise from untreated CIN2/3.
About Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Inovio is revolutionizing the fight against cancer and infectious diseases. Our immunotherapies uniquely activate best-in-class immune responses to prevent and treat disease, and have shown clinically significant efficacy with a favorable safety profile. With an expanding port
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