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UbiVac Opens Trial of Next Generation Lung Cancer Vaccine
Date:11/5/2013

SYDNEY, Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UbiVac, a clinical stage cancer immunotherapy company based in Portland, OR, announced the results of a Phase I clinical trial and the initiation of a Phase II clinical trial of its first-in-class autophagosome DRibble vaccine, DPV-001, in two presentations at the 15th World Conference for Lung Cancer, in Sydney, from October 27-30. The multicenter, randomized Phase II clinical trial of DPV-001 is supported by a US$3.4 million National Cancer Institute (NCI) grant and will involve 48 individuals with definitively treated stage IIIA/B non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). A description of DPV-001, an "off-the-shelf vaccine," was presented by Dr. Helen Ross, Mayo Clinic Arizona, in an oral session (abstract #O-08.01). This next generation vaccine contains a system for targeting to dendritic cells, at least 9 cancer antigens prioritized by an NCI advisory panel and 5 toll-like receptor agonists to boost immunity. "Patients with locally advanced lung cancer still have a very high risk of cancer returning despite our most aggressive treatments," said Dr. Rachel Sanborn, the trial's principal investigator and the Co-Director of Thoracic Oncology, Providence Cancer Center, Portland, Oregon. "This novel vaccine approach may help the immune system recognize and fight remaining cancer cells." In a presentation of the Phase 1 trial in patients with Stage IV NSCLC, the authors reported that immune responses were detected in a majority of the evaluable patients (abstract # P-3.11-032).

"UbiVac is excited to pioneer this first-in-class vaccine technology to patients with NSCLC," said Dr. Hong-Ming Hu, inventor of autophagosome DRibble technology, Co-founder and CSO of UbiVac. "In addition to lung
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