Science : Very promising cancer treatment with few side effects entering stage 3 trials

Very promising cancer treatment with few side effects entering stage 3 trials

It has proven very effective against melanoma but should work with many cancers.

https://abcnews. go. com/Health/melanoma-cancer-vaccine-minimal-side-effects-nearing-phase/story?id=106521186

After seeing cancer patients suffer from debilitating side effects of their treatment, Wagner began his mission to develop a cancer treatment that harnessed the power of a person's immune system instead of eliminating it. This treatment was developed as a vaccine that has now been studied for decades, and each shot is completely personalized to each patient.

Typically, cancer cells evade a person's immune system because it is recognized as that person's cells. Wagner developed a tumor lysate particle only (TLPO) vaccine that uses a person's tumor cells to identify particular parts that are then presented back in the body using the vaccine in a way that can stimulate their immune system to gain the ability to detect these cancer cells like an infection, allowing the immune system to fight the cancer itself.

Wagner's TLPO cancer vaccine has been tested in hundreds of patients with advanced forms of melanoma in Phase 2 clinical trials.

The most recent data presented at an academic conference showed nearly 95% of people given only the vaccine were still alive three years after starting treatment and 64% were still disease-free. Among the most advanced forms of melanoma, disease-free survival after three years for people with stage III disease was 60% in the vaccine-only group, compared to about 39% in the placebo group. Disease-free survival for those with stage IV disease was about 68% in the vaccine-only group, and zero in the placebo group.

The most common side effects were redness or pain at the injection site, fever and fatigue after the injection – similar to other vaccines that stimulate an immune response.

Re: Very promising cancer treatment with few side effects entering stage 3 trial

They'll suppress it.

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Re: Very promising cancer treatment with few side effects entering stage 3 trial

Disease-free survival for those with stage IV disease was about 68% in the vaccine-only group, and zero in the placebo group

That poor placebo group.

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