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Six Presentations on Tocagen's Toca 511 to be Given at the Society of Neuro-Oncology Annual Meeting
Date:11/22/2013

time MRI-guided delivery for evaluation of safety and efficacy,"  Friday Nov. 22, 7 to 9 p.m. PST
  • "Intravenous administration of Toca 511 results in uniform distribution of viral spread within the tumor and increased survival in a synergistic, orthotopic mouse glioma model," Saturday Nov. 23, 5 to 7 p.m. PST
  • "Toca 511 gene transfer in combination with temozolomide appears safe and demonstrates synergistic therapeutic efficacy in mouse glioblastoma model," Saturday Nov. 23, 5 to 7 p.m. PST
  • "Prodrug activator gene therapy with a non-lytic retroviral replicating vector (Toca 511) radiosensitizes glioma cells after intracellular generation of 5-fluorouracil," Saturday, Nov. 23, 5 to 7 p.m. PST
  • "Enhancing retroviral replicating vector-mediated prodrug activator gene therapy with engineered mesenchymal stem cells in animal models of glioma," Saturday Nov. 23, 5 to 7 p.m. PST
  • About Toca 511 & Toca FC

    The combination of Toca 511 (vocimagene amiretrorepvec) for injection and Toca FC (flucytosine) extended-release tablets, is being investigated in Phase I studies at leading centers across the US in clinical studies in patients with recurrent high grade glioma, including GBM. Toca 511 is a retroviral replicating vector (RRV) that is designed to deliver a prodrug activator gene called cytosine deaminase (CD) selectively to cancer cells. After allowing time for Toca 511 to spread through the tumor, those cancer cells expressing the CD gene can convert the antibiotic drug flucytosine into the anti-cancer drug 5-fluorouracil (5-FU). By producing 5-FU locally, this technology has the potential to produce much higher intratumoral concentrations of 5-FU than can be attained with systemic administration.  In these studies, patients receive a single administration of Toca 511 at the time of surgery (craniotomy or transcranial) followed by repeat cycles of oral Toca FC. To date, a total of 57 patients have receiv
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