December 3, 2020
A Phase I Study of Telomelysin Added to Chemoradiation for Patients with Advanced Inoperable Esophageal Cancer BookmarkGeorge Lundberg, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center recently began recruiting patients for a phase 1 clinical trial to test a treatment in which an investigational cancer cell-killing virus called Telomelysin is directly injected into inoperable esophageal cancer tumors. Participating patients will receive this “cancer vaccine” alongside standard chemoradiation therapy.
November 24, 2020
Cancer Vaccine UV1 Plus Keytruda Shows Safety, Early Efficacy in Advanced Melanoma Trial BookmarkGeorge Lundberg, MD
A story from Immuno-Oncology News covers new results from a phase 1 clinical trial that indicate promising safety and early efficacy of a treatment that combines the drug Keytruda and an experimental cancer vaccine for people with advanced melanoma.
March 7, 2017
Clinical Trials Test Treatments for High-Grade Brain TumorsEmma Shtivelman, PhD
With a few exceptions, glioblastoma (GBM) remains largely incurable, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved few treatments for the disease. Surgery (when feasible), radiation, and temozolomide are used in most patients. But even if a newly diagnosed tumor can be surgically excised, recurrences are too common. In this blog post, I simply list some of the new treatments available in… Read more »