Vaccines or candidate vaccines designed to prevent or treat cancer. Vaccines are produced using the patient's own whole tumor cells as the source of antigens, or using tumor-specific antigens, often recombinantly produced.
Suspensions of killed or attenuated microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa), antigenic proteins, synthetic constructs, or other bio-molecular derivatives, administered for the prevention, amelioration, or treatment of infectious and other diseases.
Vaccines in which the infectious microbial nucleic acid components have been destroyed by chemical or physical treatment (e.g., formalin, beta-propiolactone, gamma radiation) without affecting the antigenicity or immunogenicity of the viral coat or bacterial outer membrane proteins.
Recombinant DNA vectors encoding antigens administered for the prevention or treatment of disease. The host cells take up the DNA, express the antigen, and present it to the immune system in a manner similar to that which would occur during natural infection. This induces humoral and cellular immune responses against the encoded antigens. The vector is called naked DNA because there is no need for complex formulations or delivery agents; the plasmid is injected in saline or other buffers.
Suspensions of attenuated or killed viruses administered for the prevention or treatment of infectious viral disease.
Small synthetic peptides that mimic surface antigens of pathogens and are immunogenic, or vaccines manufactured with the aid of recombinant DNA techniques. The latter vaccines may also be whole viruses whose nucleic acids have been modified.
Vaccines consisting of one or more antigens that stimulate a strong immune response. They are purified from microorganisms or produced by recombinant DNA techniques, or they can be chemically synthesized peptides.
Two or more vaccines in a single dosage form.
Suspensions of attenuated or killed bacteria administered for the prevention or treatment of infectious bacterial disease.
Proteins, glycoprotein, or lipoprotein moieties on surfaces of tumor cells that are usually identified by monoclonal antibodies. Many of these are of either embryonic or viral origin.
Active immunization where vaccine is administered for therapeutic or preventive purposes. This can include administration of immunopotentiating agents such as BCG vaccine and Corynebacterium parvum as well as biological response modifiers such as interferons, interleukins, and colony-stimulating factors in order to directly stimulate the immune system.
Manipulation of the host's immune system in treatment of disease. It includes both active and passive immunization as well as immunosuppressive therapy to prevent graft rejection.
Vaccines or candidate vaccines containing inactivated HIV or some of its component antigens and designed to prevent or treat AIDS. Some vaccines containing antigens are recombinantly produced.
Administration of vaccines to stimulate the host's immune response. This includes any preparation intended for active immunological prophylaxis.
Vaccines or candidate vaccines used to prevent PAPILLOMAVIRUS INFECTIONS. Human vaccines are intended to reduce the incidence of UTERINE CERVICAL NEOPLASMS, so they are sometimes considered a type of CANCER VACCINES. They are often composed of CAPSID PROTEINS, especially L1 protein, from various types of ALPHAPAPILLOMAVIRUS.
Semisynthetic vaccines consisting of polysaccharide antigens from microorganisms attached to protein carrier molecules. The carrier protein is recognized by macrophages and T-cells thus enhancing immunity. Conjugate vaccines induce antibody formation in people not responsive to polysaccharide alone, induce higher levels of antibody, and show a booster response on repeated injection.
New abnormal growth of tissue. Malignant neoplasms show a greater degree of anaplasia and have the properties of invasion and metastasis, compared to benign neoplasms.
Substances that augment, stimulate, activate, potentiate, or modulate the immune response at either the cellular or humoral level. The classical agents (Freund's adjuvant, BCG, Corynebacterium parvum, et al.) contain bacterial antigens. Some are endogenous (e.g., histamine, interferon, transfer factor, tuftsin, interleukin-1). Their mode of action is either non-specific, resulting in increased immune responsiveness to a wide variety of antigens, or antigen-specific, i.e., affecting a restricted type of immune response to a narrow group of antigens. The therapeutic efficacy of many biological response modifiers is related to their antigen-specific immunoadjuvanticity.
Vaccines made from antigens arising from any of the four strains of Plasmodium which cause malaria in humans, or from P. berghei which causes malaria in rodents.
Specialized cells of the hematopoietic system that have branch-like extensions. They are found throughout the lymphatic system, and in non-lymphoid tissues such as SKIN and the epithelia of the intestinal, respiratory, and reproductive tracts. They trap and process ANTIGENS, and present them to T-CELLS, thereby stimulating CELL-MEDIATED IMMUNITY. They are different from the non-hematopoietic FOLLICULAR DENDRITIC CELLS, which have a similar morphology and immune system function, but with respect to humoral immunity (ANTIBODY PRODUCTION).
Works about pre-planned studies of the safety, efficacy, or optimum dosage schedule (if appropriate) of one or more diagnostic, therapeutic, or prophylactic drugs, devices, or techniques selected according to predetermined criteria of eligibility and observed for predefined evidence of favorable and unfavorable effects. This concept includes clinical trials conducted both in the U.S. and in other countries.
Testing of immune status in the diagnosis and therapy of cancer, immunoproliferative and immunodeficiency disorders, and autoimmune abnormalities. Changes in immune parameters are of special significance before, during and following organ transplantation. Strategies include measurement of tumor antigen and other markers (often by RADIOIMMUNOASSAY), studies of cellular or humoral immunity in cancer etiology, IMMUNOTHERAPY trials, etc.
Vaccines or candidate vaccines used to prevent infection with NEISSERIA MENINGITIDIS.
Vaccines or candidate vaccines containing inactivated hepatitis B or some of its component antigens and designed to prevent hepatitis B. Some vaccines may be recombinantly produced.
Immunized T-lymphocytes which can directly destroy appropriate target cells. These cytotoxic lymphocytes may be generated in vitro in mixed lymphocyte cultures (MLC), in vivo during a graft-versus-host (GVH) reaction, or after immunization with an allograft, tumor cell or virally transformed or chemically modified target cell. The lytic phenomenon is sometimes referred to as cell-mediated lympholysis (CML). These CD8-positive cells are distinct from NATURAL KILLER CELLS and NATURAL KILLER T-CELLS. There are two effector phenotypes: TC1 and TC2.
A live attenuated virus vaccine of chick embryo origin, used for routine immunization of children and for immunization of adolescents and adults who have not had measles or been immunized with live measles vaccine and have no serum antibodies against measles. Children are usually immunized with measles-mumps-rubella combination vaccine. (From Dorland, 28th ed)
Methods to identify and characterize cancer in the early stages of disease and predict tumor behavior.
Carbohydrate antigens expressed by malignant tissue. They are useful as tumor markers and are measured in the serum by means of a radioimmunoassay employing monoclonal antibodies.
A suspension of killed Bordetella pertussis organisms, used for immunization against pertussis (WHOOPING COUGH). It is generally used in a mixture with diphtheria and tetanus toxoids (DTP). There is an acellular pertussis vaccine prepared from the purified antigenic components of Bordetella pertussis, which causes fewer adverse reactions than whole-cell vaccine and, like the whole-cell vaccine, is generally used in a mixture with diphtheria and tetanus toxoids. (From Dorland, 28th ed)
A critical subpopulation of regulatory T-lymphocytes involved in MHC Class I-restricted interactions. They include both cytotoxic T-lymphocytes (T-LYMPHOCYTES, CYTOTOXIC) and CD8+ suppressor T-lymphocytes.
Tumors or cancer of the PROSTATE.
An active immunizing agent and a viable avirulent attenuated strain of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, var. bovis, which confers immunity to mycobacterial infections. It is used also in immunotherapy of neoplasms due to its stimulation of antibodies and non-specific immunity.
Vaccines or candidate vaccines containing antigenic polysaccharides from Haemophilus influenzae and designed to prevent infection. The vaccine can contain the polysaccharides alone or more frequently polysaccharides conjugated to carrier molecules. It is also seen as a combined vaccine with diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine.
Experimentally induced tumor that produces MELANIN in animals to provide a model for studying human MELANOMA.
A suspension of formalin-inactivated poliovirus grown in monkey kidney cell tissue culture and used to prevent POLIOMYELITIS.
Vaccines or candidate vaccines used to prevent and treat RABIES. The inactivated virus vaccine is used for preexposure immunization to persons at high risk of exposure, and in conjunction with rabies immunoglobulin, for postexposure prophylaxis.
Vaccines or candidate vaccines used to prevent infection with ROTAVIRUS.
Vaccines or candidate vaccines used to prevent infection with VIBRIO CHOLERAE. The original cholera vaccine consisted of killed bacteria, but other kinds of vaccines now exist.
Tumors or cancer of the human BREAST.
Tumors or cancer of the LUNG.
A melanosome-associated protein that plays a role in the maturation of the MELANOSOME.
Deliberate stimulation of the host's immune response. ACTIVE IMMUNIZATION involves administration of ANTIGENS or IMMUNOLOGIC ADJUVANTS. PASSIVE IMMUNIZATION involves administration of IMMUNE SERA or LYMPHOCYTES or their extracts (e.g., transfer factor, immune RNA) or transplantation of immunocompetent cell producing tissue (thymus or bone marrow).
A malignant neoplasm derived from cells that are capable of forming melanin, which may occur in the skin of any part of the body, in the eye, or, rarely, in the mucous membranes of the genitalia, anus, oral cavity, or other sites. It occurs mostly in adults and may originate de novo or from a pigmented nevus or malignant lentigo. Melanomas frequently metastasize widely, and the regional lymph nodes, liver, lungs, and brain are likely to be involved. The incidence of malignant skin melanomas is rising rapidly in all parts of the world. (Stedman, 25th ed; from Rook et al., Textbook of Dermatology, 4th ed, p2445)
A cell line derived from cultured tumor cells.
Vaccines used to prevent TYPHOID FEVER and/or PARATYPHOID FEVER which are caused by various species of SALMONELLA. Attenuated, subunit, and inactivated forms of the vaccines exist.
Tumors or cancer of the COLON.
A live VACCINIA VIRUS vaccine of calf lymph or chick embryo origin, used for immunization against smallpox. It is now recommended only for laboratory workers exposed to smallpox virus. Certain countries continue to vaccinate those in the military service. Complications that result from smallpox vaccination include vaccinia, secondary bacterial infections, and encephalomyelitis. (Dorland, 28th ed)
Tumors or cancer of the OVARY. These neoplasms can be benign or malignant. They are classified according to the tissue of origin, such as the surface EPITHELIUM, the stromal endocrine cells, and the totipotent GERM CELLS.
Immunoglobulins produced in response to VIRAL ANTIGENS.
Vaccines or candidate vaccines used to prevent or treat TUBERCULOSIS.
Antigenic determinants recognized and bound by the T-cell receptor. Epitopes recognized by the T-cell receptor are often located in the inner, unexposed side of the antigen, and become accessible to the T-cell receptors after proteolytic processing of the antigen.
Tumors or cancer of the UTERINE CERVIX.
Proteins whose abnormal expression (gain or loss) are associated with the development, growth, or progression of NEOPLASMS. Some neoplasm proteins are tumor antigens (ANTIGENS, NEOPLASM), i.e. they induce an immune reaction to their tumor. Many neoplasm proteins have been characterized and are used as tumor markers (BIOMARKERS, TUMOR) when they are detectable in cells and body fluids as monitors for the presence or growth of tumors. Abnormal expression of ONCOGENE PROTEINS is involved in neoplastic transformation, whereas the loss of expression of TUMOR SUPPRESSOR PROTEINS is involved with the loss of growth control and progression of the neoplasm.
A live, attenuated varicella virus vaccine used for immunization against chickenpox. It is recommended for children between the ages of 12 months and 13 years.
A vaccine consisting of DIPHTHERIA TOXOID; TETANUS TOXOID; and whole-cell PERTUSSIS VACCINE. The vaccine protects against diphtheria, tetanus, and whooping cough.
Lymphocytes responsible for cell-mediated immunity. Two types have been identified - cytotoxic (T-LYMPHOCYTES, CYTOTOXIC) and helper T-lymphocytes (T-LYMPHOCYTES, HELPER-INDUCER). They are formed when lymphocytes circulate through the THYMUS GLAND and differentiate to thymocytes. When exposed to an antigen, they divide rapidly and produce large numbers of new T cells sensitized to that antigen.
Immunoglobulins induced by antigens specific for tumors other than the normally occurring HISTOCOMPATIBILITY ANTIGENS.
Vaccines used to prevent infection by MUMPS VIRUS. Best known is the live attenuated virus vaccine of chick embryo origin, used for routine immunization of children and for immunization of adolescents and adults who have not had mumps or been immunized with live mumps vaccine. Children are usually immunized with measles-mumps-rubella combination vaccine.
DNA molecules capable of autonomous replication within a host cell and into which other DNA sequences can be inserted and thus amplified. Many are derived from PLASMIDS; BACTERIOPHAGES; or VIRUSES. They are used for transporting foreign genes into recipient cells. Genetic vectors possess a functional replicator site and contain GENETIC MARKERS to facilitate their selective recognition.
Vaccines or candidate vaccines used to prevent infection with hepatitis A virus (HEPATOVIRUS).
Schedule giving optimum times usually for primary and/or secondary immunization.
Any immunization following a primary immunization and involving exposure to the same or a closely related antigen.
A specific HLA-A surface antigen subtype. Members of this subtype contain alpha chains that are encoded by the HLA-A*02 allele family.
The transfer of a neoplasm from one organ or part of the body to another remote from the primary site.
A combined vaccine used to prevent MEASLES; MUMPS; and RUBELLA.
Vaccines or candidate vaccines used to prevent STREPTOCOCCAL INFECTIONS.
Vaccines or candidate vaccines used to prevent ANTHRAX.
Vaccines or candidate vaccines used to prevent infection with DENGUE VIRUS. These include live-attenuated, subunit, DNA, and inactivated vaccines.
A cell surface protein-tyrosine kinase receptor that is overexpressed in a variety of ADENOCARCINOMAS. It has extensive homology to and heterodimerizes with the EGF RECEPTOR, the ERBB-3 RECEPTOR, and the ERBB-4 RECEPTOR. Activation of the erbB-2 receptor occurs through heterodimer formation with a ligand-bound erbB receptor family member.
A compound with many biomedical applications: as a gastric antacid, an antiperspirant, in dentifrices, as an emulsifier, as an adjuvant in bacterins and vaccines, in water purification, etc.
Vaccines using VIROSOMES as the antigen delivery system that stimulates the desired immune response.
A critical subpopulation of T-lymphocytes involved in the induction of most immunological functions. The HIV virus has selective tropism for the T4 cell which expresses the CD4 phenotypic marker, a receptor for HIV. In fact, the key element in the profound immunosuppression seen in HIV infection is the depletion of this subset of T-lymphocytes.
Morphologic alteration of small B LYMPHOCYTES or T LYMPHOCYTES in culture into large blast-like cells able to synthesize DNA and RNA and to divide mitotically. It is induced by INTERLEUKINS; MITOGENS such as PHYTOHEMAGGLUTININS, and by specific ANTIGENS. It may also occur in vivo as in GRAFT REJECTION.
Carbohydrates covalently linked to a nonsugar moiety (lipids or proteins). The major glycoconjugates are glycoproteins, glycopeptides, peptidoglycans, glycolipids, and lipopolysaccharides. (From Biochemical Nomenclature and Related Documents, 2d ed; From Principles of Biochemistry, 2d ed)
Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.
The treatment of a disease or condition by several different means simultaneously or sequentially. Chemoimmunotherapy, RADIOIMMUNOTHERAPY, chemoradiotherapy, cryochemotherapy, and SALVAGE THERAPY are seen most frequently, but their combinations with each other and surgery are also used.
A class of statistical procedures for estimating the survival function (function of time, starting with a population 100% well at a given time and providing the percentage of the population still well at later times). The survival analysis is then used for making inferences about the effects of treatments, prognostic factors, exposures, and other covariates on the function.
Tumors or cancer of the STOMACH.
An immunoassay utilizing an antibody labeled with an enzyme marker such as horseradish peroxidase. While either the enzyme or the antibody is bound to an immunosorbent substrate, they both retain their biologic activity; the change in enzyme activity as a result of the enzyme-antibody-antigen reaction is proportional to the concentration of the antigen and can be measured spectrophotometrically or with the naked eye. Many variations of the method have been developed.
The forcing into the skin of liquid medication, nutrient, or other fluid through a hollow needle, piercing the top skin layer.
The major immunoglobulin isotype class in normal human serum. There are several isotype subclasses of IgG, for example, IgG1, IgG2A, and IgG2B.
The major interferon produced by mitogenically or antigenically stimulated LYMPHOCYTES. It is structurally different from TYPE I INTERFERON and its major activity is immunoregulation. It has been implicated in the expression of CLASS II HISTOCOMPATIBILITY ANTIGENS in cells that do not normally produce them, leading to AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES.
Carbohydrate antigen elevated in patients with tumors of the breast, ovary, lung, and prostate as well as other disorders. The mucin is expressed normally by most glandular epithelia but shows particularly increased expression in the breast at lactation and in malignancy. It is thus an established serum marker for breast cancer.
Any vaccine raised against any virus or viral derivative that causes hepatitis.
A live vaccine containing attenuated poliovirus, types I, II, and III, grown in monkey kidney cell tissue culture, used for routine immunization of children against polio. This vaccine induces long-lasting intestinal and humoral immunity. Killed vaccine induces only humoral immunity. Oral poliovirus vaccine should not be administered to immunocompromised individuals or their household contacts. (Dorland, 28th ed)
Immunoglobulins produced in a response to BACTERIAL ANTIGENS.
Vaccine used to prevent YELLOW FEVER. It consists of a live attenuated 17D strain of the YELLOW FEVER VIRUS.
Substances that inhibit or prevent the proliferation of NEOPLASMS.
Form of adoptive transfer where cells with antitumor activity are transferred to the tumor-bearing host in order to mediate tumor regression. The lymphoid cells commonly used are lymphokine-activated killer (LAK) cells and tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL). This is usually considered a form of passive immunotherapy. (From DeVita, et al., Cancer, 1993, pp.305-7, 314)
A suspension of killed Yersinia pestis used for immunizing people in enzootic plague areas.
Polymorphic class I human histocompatibility (HLA) surface antigens present on almost all nucleated cells. At least 20 antigens have been identified which are encoded by the A locus of multiple alleles on chromosome 6. They serve as targets for T-cell cytolytic responses and are involved with acceptance or rejection of tissue/organ grafts.
The ability of tumors to evade destruction by the IMMUNE SYSTEM. Theories concerning possible mechanisms by which this takes place involve both cellular immunity (IMMUNITY, CELLULAR) and humoral immunity (ANTIBODY FORMATION), and also costimulatory pathways related to CD28 antigens (ANTIGENS, CD28) and CD80 antigens (ANTIGENS, CD80).
The production of ANTIBODIES by proliferating and differentiated B-LYMPHOCYTES under stimulation by ANTIGENS.
Suspensions of attenuated or killed fungi administered for the prevention or treatment of infectious fungal disease.
A ganglioside present in abnormally large amounts in the brain and liver due to a deficient biosynthetic enzyme, G(M3):UDP-N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase. Deficiency of this enzyme prevents the formation of G(M2) ganglioside from G(M3) ganglioside and is the cause of an anabolic sphingolipidosis.
Neoplasms of the skin and mucous membranes caused by papillomaviruses. They are usually benign but some have a high risk for malignant progression.
Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.
A species of AVIPOXVIRUS, subfamily CHORDOPOXVIRINAE. Canarypox virus vectors are used in vaccine and immunotherapy research.
Ability of neoplasms to infiltrate and actively destroy surrounding tissue.
Experimental transplantation of neoplasms in laboratory animals for research purposes.
The process by which antigen is presented to lymphocytes in a form they can recognize. This is performed by antigen presenting cells (APCs). Some antigens require processing before they can be recognized. Antigen processing consists of ingestion and partial digestion of the antigen by the APC, followed by presentation of fragments on the cell surface. (From Rosen et al., Dictionary of Immunology, 1989)
A live attenuated virus vaccine of duck embryo or human diploid cell tissue culture origin, used for routine immunization of children and for immunization of nonpregnant adolescent and adult females of childbearing age who are unimmunized and do not have serum antibodies to rubella. Children are usually immunized with measles-mumps-rubella combination vaccine. (Dorland, 28th ed)
A type of human papillomavirus especially associated with malignant tumors of the genital and RESPIRATORY MUCOSA.
Vaccines that are produced by using only the antigenic part of the disease causing organism. They often require a "booster" every few years to maintain their effectiveness.
Manifestations of the immune response which are mediated by antigen-sensitized T-lymphocytes via lymphokines or direct cytotoxicity. This takes place in the absence of circulating antibody or where antibody plays a subordinate role.
Tumors or cancer of the PANCREAS. Depending on the types of ISLET CELLS present in the tumors, various hormones can be secreted: GLUCAGON from PANCREATIC ALPHA CELLS; INSULIN from PANCREATIC BETA CELLS; and SOMATOSTATIN from the SOMATOSTATIN-SECRETING CELLS. Most are malignant except the insulin-producing tumors (INSULINOMA).
Technique using an instrument system for making, processing, and displaying one or more measurements on individual cells obtained from a cell suspension. Cells are usually stained with one or more fluorescent dyes specific to cell components of interest, e.g., DNA, and fluorescence of each cell is measured as it rapidly transverses the excitation beam (laser or mercury arc lamp). Fluorescence provides a quantitative measure of various biochemical and biophysical properties of the cell, as well as a basis for cell sorting. Other measurable optical parameters include light absorption and light scattering, the latter being applicable to the measurement of cell size, shape, density, granularity, and stain uptake.
Antibodies produced by a single clone of cells.
Cells grown in vitro from neoplastic tissue. If they can be established as a TUMOR CELL LINE, they can be propagated in cell culture indefinitely.
Vaccines or candidate vaccines used to prevent infection with SALMONELLA. This includes vaccines used to prevent TYPHOID FEVER or PARATYPHOID FEVER; (TYPHOID-PARATYPHOID VACCINES), and vaccines used to prevent nontyphoid salmonellosis.
Vaccines or candidate vaccines designed to prevent SAIDS; (SIMIAN ACQUIRED IMMUNODEFICIENCY SYNDROME); and containing inactivated SIMIAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS or type D retroviruses or some of their component antigens.
Mutant mice homozygous for the recessive gene "nude" which fail to develop a thymus. They are useful in tumor studies and studies on immune responses.
A family of non-enveloped viruses infecting mammals (MASTADENOVIRUS) and birds (AVIADENOVIRUS) or both (ATADENOVIRUS). Infections may be asymptomatic or result in a variety of diseases.
Experimentally induced new abnormal growth of TISSUES in animals to provide models for studying human neoplasms.
The order of amino acids as they occur in a polypeptide chain. This is referred to as the primary structure of proteins. It is of fundamental importance in determining PROTEIN CONFORMATION.
A melanosome-specific protein that plays a role in the expression, stability, trafficking, and processing of GP100 MELANOMA ANTIGEN, which is critical to the formation of Stage II MELANOSOMES. The protein is used as an antigen marker for MELANOMA cells.
A specific HLA-A surface antigen subtype. Members of this subtype contain alpha chains that are encoded by the HLA-A*24 allele family.
Vaccines using supra-molecular structures composed of multiple copies of recombinantly expressed viral structural proteins. They are often antigentically indistinguishable from the virus from which they were derived.
Works about comparative studies to verify the effectiveness of diagnostic, therapeutic, or prophylactic drugs, devices, or techniques determined in phase II studies. During these trials, patients are monitored closely by physicians to identify any adverse reactions from long-term use. These studies are performed on groups of patients large enough to identify clinically significant responses and usually last about three years. This concept includes phase III studies conducted in both the U.S. and in other countries.
Vaccines or candidate vaccines used to prevent EBOLA HEMORRHAGIC FEVER.
Any of the processes by which nuclear, cytoplasmic, or intercellular factors influence the differential control of gene action in neoplastic tissue.
Laboratory mice that have been produced from a genetically manipulated EGG or EMBRYO, MAMMALIAN.
Partial proteins formed by partial hydrolysis of complete proteins or generated through PROTEIN ENGINEERING techniques.
An acute viral infection in humans involving the respiratory tract. It is marked by inflammation of the NASAL MUCOSA; the PHARYNX; and conjunctiva, and by headache and severe, often generalized, myalgia.
A glycoprotein that is secreted into the luminal surface of the epithelia in the gastrointestinal tract. It is found in the feces and pancreaticobiliary secretions and is used to monitor the response to colon cancer treatment.
The phenomenon of target cell destruction by immunologically active effector cells. It may be brought about directly by sensitized T-lymphocytes or by lymphoid or myeloid "killer" cells, or it may be mediated by cytotoxic antibody, cytotoxic factor released by lymphoid cells, or complement.
Antibodies that reduce or abolish some biological activity of a soluble antigen or infectious agent, usually a virus.
Naturally occurring or experimentally induced animal diseases with pathological processes sufficiently similar to those of human diseases. They are used as study models for human diseases.
Preparations made from animal tissues or organs (ANIMAL STRUCTURES). They usually contain many components, any one of which may be pharmacologically or physiologically active. Tissue extracts may contain specific, but uncharacterized factors or proteins with specific actions.
Tumors or cancer of the COLON or the RECTUM or both. Risk factors for colorectal cancer include chronic ULCERATIVE COLITIS; FAMILIAL POLYPOSIS COLI; exposure to ASBESTOS; and irradiation of the CERVIX UTERI.
A glycoprotein that is a kallikrein-like serine proteinase and an esterase, produced by epithelial cells of both normal and malignant prostate tissue. It is an important marker for the diagnosis of prostate cancer.
Combined vaccines consisting of DIPHTHERIA TOXOID; TETANUS TOXOID; and an acellular form of PERTUSSIS VACCINE. At least five different purified antigens of B. pertussis have been used in various combinations in these vaccines.
Experimentally induced mammary neoplasms in animals to provide a model for studying human BREAST NEOPLASMS.
A type of ALPHAPAPILLOMAVIRUS especially associated with malignant tumors of the CERVIX and the RESPIRATORY MUCOSA.
Vaccines or candidate vaccines used to prevent infection with CYTOMEGALOVIRUS.
RNA sequences that serve as templates for protein synthesis. Bacterial mRNAs are generally primary transcripts in that they do not require post-transcriptional processing. Eukaryotic mRNA is synthesized in the nucleus and must be exported to the cytoplasm for translation. Most eukaryotic mRNAs have a sequence of polyadenylic acid at the 3' end, referred to as the poly(A) tail. The function of this tail is not known for certain, but it may play a role in the export of mature mRNA from the nucleus as well as in helping stabilize some mRNA molecules by retarding their degradation in the cytoplasm.
Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of immune system, processes, or phenomena. They include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electrical equipment.
Organized services to administer immunization procedures in the prevention of various diseases. The programs are made available over a wide range of sites: schools, hospitals, public health agencies, voluntary health agencies, etc. They are administered to an equally wide range of population groups or on various administrative levels: community, municipal, state, national, international.
A variation of the PCR technique in which cDNA is made from RNA via reverse transcription. The resultant cDNA is then amplified using standard PCR protocols.
Forceful administration into a muscle of liquid medication, nutrient, or other fluid through a hollow needle piercing the muscle and any tissue covering it.
Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.
Members of the class of compounds composed of AMINO ACIDS joined together by peptide bonds between adjacent amino acids into linear, branched or cyclical structures. OLIGOPEPTIDES are composed of approximately 2-12 amino acids. Polypeptides are composed of approximately 13 or more amino acids. PROTEINS are linear polypeptides that are normally synthesized on RIBOSOMES.
Vaccines used to prevent POLIOMYELITIS. They include inactivated (POLIOVIRUS VACCINE, INACTIVATED) and oral vaccines (POLIOVIRUS VACCINE, ORAL).
Any detectable and heritable change in the genetic material that causes a change in the GENOTYPE and which is transmitted to daughter cells and to succeeding generations.
Class I-restricted activation of CD8-POSITIVE LYMPHOCYTES resulting from ANTIGEN PRESENTATION of exogenous ANTIGENS (cross-presentation). This is in contrast to normal activation of these lymphocytes (direct-priming) which results from presentation of endogenous antigens.
A latent susceptibility to disease at the genetic level, which may be activated under certain conditions.
Tumors or cancer of the SKIN.
An acidic glycoprotein of MW 23 kDa with internal disulfide bonds. The protein is produced in response to a number of inflammatory mediators by mesenchymal cells present in the hemopoietic environment and at peripheral sites of inflammation. GM-CSF is able to stimulate the production of neutrophilic granulocytes, macrophages, and mixed granulocyte-macrophage colonies from bone marrow cells and can stimulate the formation of eosinophil colonies from fetal liver progenitor cells. GM-CSF can also stimulate some functional activities in mature granulocytes and macrophages.
A combined vaccine used to prevent infection with diphtheria and tetanus toxoid. This is used in place of DTP vaccine (DIPHTHERIA-TETANUS-PERTUSSIS VACCINE) when PERTUSSIS VACCINE is contraindicated.
The probability that an event will occur. It encompasses a variety of measures of the probability of a generally unfavorable outcome.
Techniques and strategies which include the use of coding sequences and other conventional or radical means to transform or modify cells for the purpose of treating or reversing disease conditions.
Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.
Delivery of medications through the nasal mucosa.
Process that is gone through in order for a drug to receive approval by a government regulatory agency. This includes any required pre-clinical or clinical testing, review, submission, and evaluation of the applications and test results, and post-marketing surveillance of the drug.
Systems for the delivery of drugs to target sites of pharmacological actions. Technologies employed include those concerning drug preparation, route of administration, site targeting, metabolism, and toxicity.
The proportion of survivors in a group, e.g., of patients, studied and followed over a period, or the proportion of persons in a specified group alive at the beginning of a time interval who survive to the end of the interval. It is often studied using life table methods.
Mature LYMPHOCYTES and MONOCYTES transported by the blood to the body's extravascular space. They are morphologically distinguishable from mature granulocytic leukocytes by their large, non-lobed nuclei and lack of coarse, heavily stained cytoplasmic granules.
A prediction of the probable outcome of a disease based on a individual's condition and the usual course of the disease as seen in similar situations.
Nonsusceptibility to the invasive or pathogenic effects of foreign microorganisms or to the toxic effect of antigenic substances.
Vaccines or candidate vaccines used to prevent or treat both enterotoxigenic and enteropathogenic Escherichia coli infections.
All of the processes involved in increasing CELL NUMBER including CELL DIVISION.
Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.
Vaccines or candidate vaccines used to prevent infection with WEST NILE VIRUS.
The worsening of a disease over time. This concept is most often used for chronic and incurable diseases where the stage of the disease is an important determinant of therapy and prognosis.
A malignant neoplasm made up of epithelial cells tending to infiltrate the surrounding tissues and give rise to metastases. It is a histological type of neoplasm but is often wrongly used as a synonym for "cancer." (From Dorland, 27th ed)
The measurement of infection-blocking titer of ANTISERA by testing a series of dilutions for a given virus-antiserum interaction end-point, which is generally the dilution at which tissue cultures inoculated with the serum-virus mixtures demonstrate cytopathology (CPE) or the dilution at which 50% of test animals injected with serum-virus mixtures show infectivity (ID50) or die (LD50).
Serologic tests in which a known quantity of antigen is added to the serum prior to the addition of a red cell suspension. Reaction result is expressed as the smallest amount of antigen which causes complete inhibition of hemagglutination.
The uptake of naked or purified DNA by CELLS, usually meaning the process as it occurs in eukaryotic cells. It is analogous to bacterial transformation (TRANSFORMATION, BACTERIAL) and both are routinely employed in GENE TRANSFER TECHNIQUES.
Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.
Vaccines or candidate vaccines used to prevent bacillary dysentery (DYSENTERY, BACILLARY) caused by species of SHIGELLA.
The use of two or more chemicals simultaneously or sequentially in the drug therapy of neoplasms. The drugs need not be in the same dosage form.
Non-antibody proteins secreted by inflammatory leukocytes and some non-leukocytic cells, that act as intercellular mediators. They differ from classical hormones in that they are produced by a number of tissue or cell types rather than by specialized glands. They generally act locally in a paracrine or autocrine rather than endocrine manner.
A heterogeneous aggregate of at least three distinct histological types of lung cancer, including SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA; ADENOCARCINOMA; and LARGE CELL CARCINOMA. They are dealt with collectively because of their shared treatment strategy.
Resistance or diminished response of a neoplasm to an antineoplastic agent in humans, animals, or cell or tissue cultures.
A malignant epithelial tumor with a glandular organization.
The determination of the pattern of genes expressed at the level of GENETIC TRANSCRIPTION, under specific circumstances or in a specific cell.
Tumors or cancer of the URINARY BLADDER.
The molecular designing of drugs for specific purposes (such as DNA-binding, enzyme inhibition, anti-cancer efficacy, etc.) based on knowledge of molecular properties such as activity of functional groups, molecular geometry, and electronic structure, and also on information cataloged on analogous molecules. Drug design is generally computer-assisted molecular modeling and does not include pharmacokinetics, dosage analysis, or drug administration analysis.
A type of extracellular vesicle, containing RNA and proteins, that is secreted into the extracellular space by EXOCYTOSIS when MULTIVESICULAR BODIES fuse with the PLASMA MEMBRANE.
The altered state of immunologic responsiveness resulting from initial contact with antigen, which enables the individual to produce antibodies more rapidly and in greater quantity in response to secondary antigenic stimulus.
A carcinoma derived from stratified SQUAMOUS EPITHELIAL CELLS. It may also occur in sites where glandular or columnar epithelium is normally present. (From Stedman, 25th ed)
Component of the NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH. Through basic and clinical biomedical research and training, it conducts and supports research with the objective of cancer prevention, early stage identification and elimination. This Institute was established in 1937.
Antibody-mediated immune response. Humoral immunity is brought about by ANTIBODY FORMATION, resulting from TH2 CELLS activating B-LYMPHOCYTES, followed by COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION.
Sorbitan mono-9-octadecanoate poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl) derivatives; complex mixtures of polyoxyethylene ethers used as emulsifiers or dispersing agents in pharmaceuticals.
Established cell cultures that have the potential to propagate indefinitely.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
An attenuated vaccine used to prevent and/or treat HERPES ZOSTER, a disease caused by HUMAN HERPESVIRUS 3.
The systems and processes involved in the establishment, support, management, and operation of registers, e.g., disease registers.
The milieu surrounding neoplasms consisting of cells, vessels, soluble factors, and molecules, that can influence and be influenced by, the neoplasm's growth.
A conserved class of proteins that control APOPTOSIS in both VERTEBRATES and INVERTEBRATES. IAP proteins interact with and inhibit CASPASES, and they function as ANTI-APOPTOTIC PROTEINS. The protein class is defined by an approximately 80-amino acid motif called the baculoviral inhibitor of apoptosis repeat.
The qualitative or quantitative estimation of the likelihood of adverse effects that may result from exposure to specified health hazards or from the absence of beneficial influences. (Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 1988)
In vivo methods of screening investigative anticancer drugs, biologic response modifiers or radiotherapies. Human tumor tissue or cells are transplanted into mice or rats followed by tumor treatment regimens. A variety of outcomes are monitored to assess antitumor effectiveness.
Proteins which are found in membranes including cellular and intracellular membranes. They consist of two types, peripheral and integral proteins. They include most membrane-associated enzymes, antigenic proteins, transport proteins, and drug, hormone, and lectin receptors.
A bacterial vaccine for the prevention of brucellosis in man and animal. Brucella abortus vaccine is used for the immunization of cattle, sheep, and goats.
Identification of proteins or peptides that have been electrophoretically separated by blot transferring from the electrophoresis gel to strips of nitrocellulose paper, followed by labeling with antibody probes.
Cytoplasmic proteins that bind estrogens and migrate to the nucleus where they regulate DNA transcription. Evaluation of the state of estrogen receptors in breast cancer patients has become clinically important.
Proteins prepared by recombinant DNA technology.

Systemic administration of rIL-12 synergistically enhances the therapeutic effect of a TNF gene-transduced cancer vaccine. (1/3029)

Interleukin-12 (IL-12) is a potent antitumor cytokine, which induces and enhances the activity of natural killer (NK) cells, lymphokine activated killer (LAK) cells and cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL). IL-12 also stimulates IFN-gamma production from both T cells and NK cells. In this study, we transfected methylcholanthrene-induced fibrosarcoma (MCA-D) with TNF gene and investigated the therapeutic effect of TNF gene-transduced cancer vaccine and whether the vaccination effect is enhanced by systemic administration of recombinant IL-12 (rIL-12), in a murine model. TNF gene-transduced cancer vaccine or systemic administration of rIL-12 showed slight or moderate inhibition of pre-established tumor. However, simultaneous application of the vaccine and rIL-12 resulted in complete eradication. The cytotoxicity of CTL against parental tumor cells was enhanced with the combination of the vaccine and rIL-12, and IFN-gamma production from spleen cells also increased synergistically. Our findings show that synergistic enhancement of CTL activity and IFN-gamma production could play an important role in the antitumor effect of combination therapy using TNF gene-transduced cancer vaccine and rIL-12.  (+info)

Presentation of renal tumor antigens by human dendritic cells activates tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes against autologous tumor: implications for live kidney cancer vaccines. (2/3029)

The clinical impact of dendritic cells (DCs) in the treatment of human cancer depends on their unique role as the most potent antigen-presenting cells that are capable of priming an antitumor T-cell response. Here, we demonstrate that functional DCs can be generated from peripheral blood of patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) by culture of monocytes/macrophages (CD14+) in autologous serum containing medium (RPMI) in the presence of granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor and interleukin (IL) 4. For testing the capability of RCC-antigen uptake and processing, we loaded these DCs with autologous tumor lysate (TuLy) using liposomes, after which cytometric analysis of the DCs revealed a markedly increased expression of HLA class I antigen and a persistent high expression of class II. The immunogenicity of DC-TuLy was further tested in cultures of renal tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) cultured in low-dose IL-2 (20 Biologic Response Modifier Program units/ml). A synergistic effect of DC-TuLy and IL-2 in stimulating a T cell-dependent immune response was demonstrated by: (a) the increase of growth expansion of TILs (9.4-14.3-fold; day 21); (b) the up-regulation of the CD3+ CD56- TcR+ (both CD4+ and CD8+) cell population; (c) the augmentation of T cell-restricted autologous tumor lysis; and (d) the enhancement of IFN-gamma, tumor necrosis factor-alpha, granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor, and IL-6 mRNA expression by TILs. Taken together, these data implicate that DC-TuLy can activate immunosuppressed TIL via an induction of enhanced antitumor CTL responses associated with production of Thl cells. This indicates a potential role of DC-TuLy vaccines for induction of active immunity in patients with advanced RCC.  (+info)

Melanoma cells present a MAGE-3 epitope to CD4(+) cytotoxic T cells in association with histocompatibility leukocyte antigen DR11. (3/3029)

In this study we used TEPITOPE, a new epitope prediction software, to identify sequence segments on the MAGE-3 protein with promiscuous binding to histocompatibility leukocyte antigen (HLA)-DR molecules. Synthetic peptides corresponding to the identified sequences were synthesized and used to propagate CD4(+) T cells from the blood of a healthy donor. CD4(+) T cells strongly recognized MAGE-3281-295 and, to a lesser extent, MAGE-3141-155 and MAGE-3146-160. Moreover, CD4(+) T cells proliferated in the presence of recombinant MAGE-3 after processing and presentation by autologous antigen presenting cells, demonstrating that the MAGE-3 epitopes recognized are naturally processed. CD4(+) T cells, mostly of the T helper 1 type, showed specific lytic activity against HLA-DR11/MAGE-3-positive melanoma cells. Cold target inhibition experiments demonstrated indeed that the CD4(+) T cells recognized MAGE-3281-295 in association with HLA-DR11 on melanoma cells. This is the first evidence that a tumor-specific shared antigen forms CD4(+) T cell epitopes. Furthermore, we validated the use of algorithms for the prediction of promiscuous CD4(+) T cell epitopes, thus opening the possibility of wide application to other tumor-associated antigens. These results have direct implications for cancer immunotherapy in the design of peptide-based vaccines with tumor-specific CD4(+) T cell epitopes.  (+info)

Systemic administration of interleukin 2 enhances the therapeutic efficacy of dendritic cell-based tumor vaccines. (4/3029)

We have reported previously that murine bone marrow-derived dendritic cells (DC) pulsed with whole tumor lysates can mediate potent antitumor immune responses both in vitro and in vivo. Because successful therapy was dependent on host immune T cells, we have now evaluated whether the systemic administration of the T cell stimulatory/growth promoting cytokine interleukin-2 (IL-2) could enhance tumor lysate-pulsed DC-based immunizations to further promote protective immunity toward, and therapeutic rejection of, syngeneic murine tumors. In three separate approaches using a weakly immunogenic sarcoma (MCA-207), the systemic administration of nontoxic doses of recombinant IL-2 (20,000 and 40,000 IU/dose) was capable of mediating significant increases in the potency of DC-based immunizations. IL-2 could augment the efficacy of tumor lysate-pulsed DC to induce protective immunity to lethal tumor challenge as well as enhance splenic cytotoxic T lymphocyte activity and interferon-gamma production in these treated mice. Moreover, treatment with the combination of tumor lysate-pulsed DC and IL-2 could also mediate regressions of established pulmonary 3-day micrometastases and 7-day macrometastases as well as established 14- and 28-day s.c. tumors, leading to either significant cure rates or prolongation in overall survival. Collectively, these findings show that nontoxic doses of recombinant IL-2 can potentiate the antitumor effects of tumor lysate-pulsed DC in vivo and provide preclinical rationale for the use of IL-2 in DC-based vaccine strategies in patients with advanced cancer.  (+info)

Cytokine-based tumor cell vaccine is equally effective against parental and isogenic multidrug-resistant myeloma cells: the role of cytotoxic T lymphocytes. (5/3029)

Tumor cells that survive initial courses of chemotherapy may do so by acquiring a multidrug-resistant phenotype. This particular mechanism of drug resistance may also confer resistance to physiological effectors of apoptosis that could potentially reduce the efficacy of immune therapies that use these pathways of cell death. We have previously demonstrated high efficacy for a cytokine-based tumor cell vaccine in a murine MPC11 myeloma model. In the present study, the effects of this vaccination were compared in MPC11 cells and their isogenic sublines selected for mdr1/P-glycoprotein (Pgp)-mediated multidrug resistance (MDR). Immunization with MPC11 cells expressing granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) and interleukin-12 (IL-12) led to long-lasting protection of mice against subcutaneous (sc) challenge with both parental cells or their MDR variants. Similarly, immunization with GM-CSF/IL-12-transfected MDR sublines caused rejection of transplantation of both parental cells and the MDR sublines. Whereas MPC11 cells and their MDR variants were resistant to APO-1/CD95/Fas ligand, the immunization generated potent granzyme B/perforin-secreting cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) that were similarly effective against both parental and isogenic MDR cells. We conclude that MDR mediated by mdr1/Pgp did not interfere with lysis by pore-forming CTLs. Immunotherapy based on pore-forming CTLs may be an attractive approach to the treatment of drug-resistant myeloma.  (+info)

Cancer vaccines. (6/3029)

It has been more than 100 years since the first reported attempts to activate a patient's immune system to eradicate developing cancers. Although a few of the subsequent vaccine studies demonstrated clinically significant treatment effects, active immunotherapy has not yet become an established cancer treatment modality. Two recent advances have allowed the design of more specific cancer vaccine approaches: improved molecular biology techniques and a greater understanding of the mechanisms involved in the activation of T cells. These advances have resulted in improved systemic antitumor immune responses in animal models. Because most tumor antigens recognized by T cells are still not known, the tumor cell itself is the best source of immunizing antigens. For this reason, most vaccine approaches currently being tested in the clinics use whole cancer cells that have been genetically modified to express genes that are now known to be critical mediators of immune system activation. In the future, the molecular definition of tumor-specific antigens that are recognized by activated T cells will allow the development of targeted antigen-specific vaccines for the treatment of patients with cancer.  (+info)

Vaccination with a recombinant vaccinia virus encoding a "self" antigen induces autoimmune vitiligo and tumor cell destruction in mice: requirement for CD4(+) T lymphocytes. (7/3029)

Many human and mouse tumor antigens are normal, nonmutated tissue differentiation antigens. Consequently, immunization with these "self" antigens could induce autoimmunity. When we tried to induce immune responses to five mouse melanocyte differentiation antigens, gp100, MART-1, tyrosinase, and tyrosinase-related proteins (TRP) 1 and TRP-2, we observed striking depigmentation and melanocyte destruction only in the skin of mice inoculated with a vaccinia virus encoding mouse TRP-1. These mice rejected a lethal challenge of B16 melanoma, indicating the immune response against TRP-1 could destroy both normal and malignant melanocytes. Cytotoxic T lymphocytes specific for TRP-1 could not be detected in depigmented mice, but high titers of IgG anti-TRP-1 antibodies were present. Experiments with knockout mice revealed an absolute dependence on major histocompatibility complex class II, but not major histocompatibility complex class I, for the induction of both vitiligo and tumor protection. Together, these results suggest that the deliberate induction of self-reactivity using a recombinant viral vector can lead to tumor destruction, and that in this model, CD4(+) T lymphocytes are an integral part of this process. Vaccine strategies targeting tissue differentiation antigens may be valuable in cancers arising from nonessential cells and organs such as melanocytes, prostate, testis, breast, and ovary.  (+info)

Preclinical development of human granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor-transfected melanoma cell vaccine using established canine cell lines and normal dogs. (8/3029)

Tumor vaccines and gene therapy have received significant attention as means of increasing cellular and humoral immune responses to cancer. We conducted a pilot study of seven research dogs to determine whether intradermal injection of canine tumor cells transfected via the Accell particle-mediated gene transfer device with the cDNA for human granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (hGM-CSF) would generate biologically relevant levels of protein and result in demonstrable histological changes at sites of vaccination. Tumor cell vaccines of 10(7) irradiated canine melanoma cells were nontoxic, safe, and well tolerated. No significant alterations in blood chemistry values or hematological profiles were detected. A histological review of control vaccine sites revealed inflammatory responses predominated by eosinophils, whereas vaccine sites with hGM-CSF-transfected tumor cells had an influx of neutrophils and macrophages. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays of skin biopsies from vaccine sites had local hGM-CSF production (8.68-16.82 ng/site of injection) at 24 hours after injection and detectable levels (0.014-0.081 ng/site) for < or =2 weeks following vaccination. Flow cytometric analysis of hGM-CSF-transfected cells demonstrated < or =25% transfection efficiency, and hGM-CSF levels obtained during time-course assays demonstrated biologically relevant levels for both irradiated and nonirradiated samples. These data demonstrate the in vivo biological activity of irradiated hGM-CSF-transfected canine tumor cells and help provide evidence for a valid translational research model of spontaneous tumors.  (+info)

TY - JOUR. T1 - The human vaccines project. T2 - A roadmap for cancer vaccine development. AU - Romero, Pedro. AU - Banchereau, Jacques. AU - Bhardwaj, Nina. AU - Cockett, Mark. AU - Disis, Mary L.. AU - Dranoff, Glenn. AU - Gilboa, Eli. AU - Hammond, Scott A.. AU - Hershberg, Robert. AU - Korman, Alan J.. AU - Kvistborg, Pia. AU - Melief, Cornelis. AU - Mellman, Ira. AU - Palucka, A. Karolina. AU - Redchenko, Irina. AU - Robins, Harlan. AU - Sallusto, Federica. AU - Schenkelberg, Theodore. AU - Schoenberger, Stephen. AU - Sosman, Jeffrey. AU - Türeci, Özlem. AU - Van Den Eynde, BenoÎt. AU - Koff, Wayne. AU - Couko, George. PY - 2016/4/13. Y1 - 2016/4/13. N2 - Cancer vaccine development has been vigorously pursued for 40 years. Immunity to tumor antigens can be elicited bymost vaccines tested, but their clinical efficacy remainsmodest.We argue that a concerted international effort is necessary to understand the human antitumor immune response and achieve clinically effective cancer ...
1.2 List of Figures. Figure 1: Cancer Vaccines Market, Major Markets, Treatment Usage Patterns for Cervical Cancer, Patients (000), 2015-2022 17. Figure 2: Cancer Vaccines Market, Major Markets, Treatment Usage Patterns for Liver Cancer, Patients (000), 2015-2022 18. Figure 3: Cancer Vaccines Market, Major Markets, Treatment Usage Patterns for Melanoma, Patients (000), 2015-2022 19. Figure 4: Cancer Vaccines Market, Major Markets, Treatment Usage Patterns for Prostate Cancer, Patients (000), 2015-2022 20. Figure 5: Cancer Vaccines Market, Global, Key Marketed Products and Approved Indications, 2016 31. Figure 6: Cancer Vaccines Market, Global, Annual Revenues for Gardasil ($bn), 2006-2022 33. Figure 7: Cancer Vaccines Market, Global, Annual Revenues for Provenge ($m), 2010-2022 34. Figure 8: Cancer Vaccines Market, Global, Annual Revenues for Cervarix ($m), 2007-2022 36. Figure 9: Cancer Vaccines Market, Global, Annual Revenues for Imlygic ($m), 2015-2022 37. Figure 10: Cancer Vaccines ...
WORCESTER, Mass. and TORONTO, Feb. 17, 2015 /CNW/ -- Generex Provides Update on Antigen Express Phase II AE37 Breast Cancer Vaccine Trial.
Vaccines that prevent disease have profoundly changed the lives of billions of people around the world, says Matthew M. Davis, M.D., MAPP, associate professor of pediatrics and internal medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. A national strategy for therapeutic cancer vaccines would help emphasize development and regulatory approval for vaccines targeting cancers that currently do not have other good therapeutic options ...
A prostate cancer vaccine test showed encouraging results last month. Inovio Pharmaceuticals, based out of Washington, D.C., announced in June that its DNA vaccine for prostate cancer demonstrated a significant immune response in monkeys. The company plans to start a Phase I clinical trial in 2012.. The development of a prostate cancer vaccine is still far away, and patients need to find help in the meantime. Here at Chicago Prostate Center, we encourage men over the age of 50 (40 years old if you have a family history or are African American) to get yearly prostate cancer screenings that include a PSA test and digital rectal exam (DRE). Early detection is extremely important to curing prostate cancer. Contact us today to find out more and make an appointment for a screening at CPC.. ...
CEO and Co-Founder, Gad Berdugo, MSc Eng., MBA, stated, This is a real game changer for personalized cancer vaccines. It will enable our precision immunotherapy to treat patients in the neoadjuvant clinical setting before surgical removal of their tumors, potentially improving the patients clinical outcome.. Dominique Bridon, PhD, CTO said, Personalized cancer vaccines are created based on information obtained from an individuals tumor. Previously, the process to create an a personalized vaccine starting from tumor biopsy took at least 12 to 18 weeks. We expect that reducing this time to less than 4 weeks will improve the effectiveness of our personalized vaccine candidates in attacking the tumor.. Arjun Balar, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Director Genitourinary Medical Oncology Program, NYU Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center, NYU Langone Health said, The ability to generate a vaccine that is ready for use in a patient in under 4 weeks is a critical advancement. Patients ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Personalized dendritic cell-based tumor immunotherapy. AU - Janikashvili, Nona. AU - Laemonier, Nicolas. AU - Katsanis, Emmanuel. PY - 2010/1. Y1 - 2010/1. N2 - Advances in the understanding of the immunoregulatory functions of dendritic cells (DCs) in animal models and humans have led to their exploitation as anticancer vaccines. Although DC-based immunotherapy has proven clinically safe and efficient to induce tumor-specific immune responses, only a limited number of objective clinical responses have been reported in cancer patients. These relatively disappointing results have prompted the evaluation of multiple approaches to improve the efficacy of DC vaccines. The topic of this review focuses on personalized DC-based anticancer vaccines, which in theory have the potential to present to the host immune system the entire repertoire of antigens harbored by autologous tumor cells. We also discuss the implementation of these vaccines in cancer therapeutic strategies, their ...
Data & statistics on Cancer Vaccines: Number2of trials conducted by each lead sponsor Number of trials conducted by each lead sponsor. (a) The number of cancer vaccine trials conducted by each lead sponsor is plotted as a bar graph by the name of the sponsor. Only the sponsors who have conducted more than 10 cancer vaccine trials are depicted here. The height of the bar and the number on top of each bar represent the total number of trials ..., HIV/AIDS vaccines, malaria vaccines, tuberculosis vaccines, anti-cancer vaccines, anti-addiction vaccines anti-fertility vaccines, therapeutic vaccines., Konno, R., et al., Cost-effectiveness analysis of prophylactic cervical cancer vaccination in Japanese women. Int J Gynecol Cancer, 2010. 20(3): p. 385-392. Human papillomavirus vaccines. WHO position paper. Wkly Epidemiol Rec, 2009. 84(15): p. 118-131. Quadrivalent vaccine against human papillomavirus to prevent...
Cancer is the leading cause of death worldwide. In developed as well as developing countries, breast cancer is the most common cancer found among women. Currently, treatment of breast cancer consists mainly of surgery, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and radiotherapy. In recent years, because of increased understanding of the therapeutic potential of immunotherapy in cancer prevention, cancer vaccines have gained importance. Here, we review various immunotherapeutic breast cancer vaccines including peptide-based vaccines, whole tumor cell vaccines, gene-based vaccines, and dendritic cell vaccines. We also discuss novel nanotechnology-based approaches to improving breast cancer vaccine efficiency. ...
University of Queensland researchers have developed a vaccine delivery technology that enables treatment to be tailored precisely for different cancers.. UQs Professor Ranjeny Thomas said the technology had the potential to improve the precision of cancer immunotherapy, leading to better cancer outcomes and reduce harmful side-effects.. Flexible cancer vaccines are a long-sought treatment strategy in cancer immunotherapy, Professor Thomas said.. Cancer vaccines represent a precision cancer treatment strategy which stimulates the immune system to attack cancer cells without affecting other cells in the body.. While a new class of immunotherapy drugs, called checkpoint inhibitors, has promising results in previously untreatable cancers, they are only effective in a limited proportion of cases, and may have inflammatory side-effects.. Current cancer vaccines have limited flexibility and effectiveness.. The solution, tailored NanoEmulsion technology, results from a new approach to cancer ...
Positive Phase I Trial Results for Pevion Biotech Ltd.s and Bio Life Sciences Breast Cancer Vaccine - read this article along with other careers information, tips and advice on BioSpace
The breast cancer vaccine offered at Heraklion University Hospital for the past four years increased patients chances of survival.
I am on a plane heading to speak to a multiple myeloma support group meeting today in Jackson, Mississippi. I just completed reading a series of articles in the last issue of Cure Magazine about the future of using cancer vaccines to fight cancer.. Magazine editor, Debu Tripathy, introduced the concept in his page 11 Message From the Editor. He began by stating Cancer vaccines are no longer a long shot. Followig a long and technically detailed explanation of the challenges facing researchers in the field, Dr. Tripathy states: The main step to devise successful cancer vaccines has been to find cancer-specific targets-proteins or other substances that would single out cancer cells. However, since some cancercells originate from normal cells, it is nearly impossible to develop a tqarget that is not self. So the next barrier is to delicately maneuver the feedback mechanisms to allow a vigorous immune reaction to cancer cells.. His conclusion: While the effectiveness of the immune response will ...
DC4Us GlycoDCTM dendritic cell targeting technology can be applied to significantly enhance anti-tumor immunity and generate a long-lasting anti-tumor response. This can be achieved by glycan modifications of tumor associated antigens or peptides derived from these antigens.. Successful immunotherapy against cancer depends on the activation of tumor-specific CD8+T cells as these cells have the appropriate machinery to destroy cancer cells. In addition, activation of CD4+T cells has shown to be beneficial to obtain potent tumor-specific CD8+T cells. The efficacy of T cell activation critically depends on how the antigen is processed by antigen presenting cells (APCs) such as dendritic cells (DCs) and routed intracellular to be presented on MHC molecules. T cells recognize tumor antigen-MHC complexes with their T-cell receptors (TCRs) as well as signals derived after engagement of co-stimulatory receptors on APCs. DCs are the most potent APCs to activate T-cells and are present as network in ...
Despite recent advances in cancer immunotherapy, no prospectively validated intermediate biomarkers exist to predict response. These biomarkers are highly desirable given modern immunotherapys paradoxical pattern of clinical benefit; that is, improvement in overall survival without short-term change in progression. Immunotherapy clinical trials have evaluated biomarkers that may correlate with clinical outcomes. Many of them are performed on peripheral blood to evaluate the systemic response, such as tumor-targeted humoral and cellular immunity, and cytokine responses. Accumulating evidence suggests that immune infiltrates in tumors may suggest evidence for the therapys mechanism of action, and have greater potential for providing prognostic and predictive information. In addition, a non-immunologic biomarker, such as tumor growth kinetics, may explain this paradoxical pattern of clinical benefit, and predict survival in patients treated with an immunotherapy. Prospective assessment and validation of
Virus-based cancer therapies are emerging as a potent treatment of cancer, with numerous therapies currently in clinical evaluation. The approach is straightforward. Using high doses of genetically-modified virus as a delivery vehicle, patients can be immunized against tumor antigens associated with a particular tumor type or other markers of malignant cellular transformation. Alternatively, a patients immune system can be activated via expression of immunostimulatory proteins that are localized via the direct injection of virus into the tumor mass. These types of virus-based approaches have demonstrated impressive responses in several different tumor types including brain, prostate, lung, colon, and other cancers.. The viral vector is responsible for delivering the vaccine, and is therefore a critical component in a functional cancer vaccine. Each viral vector has unique characteristics that can be beneficial for the delivery of transgene(s). For example, pox viruses, vaccinia, modified ...
Xinhua reported that Jerusalem-based Teva Pharmaceuticals and US-based Galena Biopharma are set to begin major clinical trials of a breast cancer treatment.
Officials with Baylor Research Institute and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine announced today that the institutions are collaborating to develop therapeutic c
Personalized Ovarian Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise In Trial. Delegates in a conference in america now are listening to early outcomes of an effort of the new personalized ovarian cancer vaccine that. offers new expect the many patients who relapse after treatment.. Three-quarters of trial patients who received the brand new two-step immunotherapy made an appearance to reply to the therapy, including one patient who. achieved completed remission, say researchers in the Perelman Med school in the College of Pennsylvania.. Lead author from the study, Lana Kandalaft, an investigation assistant professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and director of clinical development and. operations in Penn Medicines Ovarian Cancer Research Center, is presenting the findings on Wednesday in a Late Breaking Poster session from the. AACR 2013 Annual Meeting in Washington Electricity.. Kandalaft states inside a statement:. This immunotherapeutic strategy has two steps - dendritic cell vaccination and adoptive T-cell ...
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Immunotherapy has long been proposed as a novel method of specifically, safely and inexpensively treating cancer. Despite decades of research and hundreds of clinical trials, only one therapeutic cancer vaccine has been approved for human use. The vast majority of these clinical trials have been carried out in terminally ill patients with advanced cancer. These patients are severely immune compromised. The studies herein demonstrate that multiple immunosuppressive mechanisms develop within prostate tumors as they progress. These mechanisms include the accumulation of regulatory T cells in the prostate tumor, and increased expression of TGFβ and indoleamine 2,3 dioxygenase in the prostate tumor. Vaccination of mice with spontaneously arising prostate cancer against tumor-associated antigens is vastly superior to immunization at later stages of disease, when tumor microenvironments are more suppressive. A novel murine model of prostate cancer in which major mediators of immune suppression - ...
Immunotherapy has long been proposed as a novel method of specifically, safely and inexpensively treating cancer. Despite decades of research and hundreds of clinical trials, only one therapeutic cancer vaccine has been approved for human use. The vast majority of these clinical trials have been carried out in terminally ill patients with advanced cancer. These patients are severely immune compromised. The studies herein demonstrate that multiple immunosuppressive mechanisms develop within prostate tumors as they progress. These mechanisms include the accumulation of regulatory T cells in the prostate tumor, and increased expression of TGFβ and indoleamine 2,3 dioxygenase in the prostate tumor. Vaccination of mice with spontaneously arising prostate cancer against tumor-associated antigens is vastly superior to immunization at later stages of disease, when tumor microenvironments are more suppressive. A novel murine model of prostate cancer in which major mediators of immune suppression - ...
A therapeutic cancer vaccine from Oxford BioMedica that failed in a clinical study may still help a subset of patients, researchers said on Tuesday.
Current vaccine strategies for COVID-19 include mRNA vaccine, DNA vaccine, adenovirus vector-based vaccine and inactivated virus vaccine, with the goal of generating neutralizing antibody that reacts to Spike, the viral surface protein of COVID-19. The neutralizing antibody blocks entry of virus to host cells through ACE2 receptor. Accumulating evidences have suggested that developing permanent immunity remains challenging, exclusively by targeting heavily glycosylated Spike protein or rapidly mutating viral surface proteins such as influenza HA. Differing from these vaccine strategies, the engineered DCs are designed to empower T cells to fight virus. DC-educated T cells recognize viral antigenic peptides complexed with HLA molecules on the surface of virus-harboring host cells and launch subsequent attack to eliminate virus. Furthermore, a given viral protein in host cells is processed into multiple antigenic peptides that are bound to distinct HLA molecules, this provides many targets for ...
Therapeutic cancer vaccines have shown limited clinical efficacy so far. Nevertheless, in the meantime, our understanding of immune cell function and
In a scientific first, researchers utilize self-healing polylactic acid microcapsules to improve the efficacy of a therapeutic cancer vaccine.
The Center for Immunotherapy at Roswell Park Cancer Institute has launched a phase I clinical research study of a dendritic cell vaccine designed to both eradicate cancer cells and prevent disease relapse. The new cell vaccine will be manufactured in the Institutes new Therapeutic Cell Production Facility using a unique FDA-approved process - making RPCI the first research facility in the U.S. to use a custom-made barrier isolator for vaccine cell production, and the first in the world to use this system in an approved, government-regulated study ...
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At the ACGT anniversary gala in April, Robert Vonderheide, MD, DPhil, the Hanna Wise Professor in Cancer Research and newly appointed Director of the Abramson Cancer Center, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, briefed the audience on the progress of his research using immunotherapy for pancreatic cancer and other solid tumors. ACGT first supported Dr. Vonderheides innovative immunotherapy research for brain tumors, in 2003.. Now Dr. Vonderheide aims to develop a cancer vaccine, which may prove applicable to all human cancers. His team has identified an enzyme - Telomerase - present in all cancers. Known as a universal tumor antigen, telomerase has the potential to serve as a homing beacon for the immune systems killer T-cells. Early trials indicate a robust response, without toxicity, and also measurable survival benefits over time.. A vaccine for cancer? Yes, it is possible, but not quite what you know of a vaccine. A cancer vaccine does not introduce live pathogens ...
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DC vaccines represent a promising therapy for cancer; however, their efficacy is frequently suboptimal. For example, a recent prostate cancer vaccine trial found that treatment resulted in a superior outcome, but the improvement in median survival was only 4.1 months (33). The very modest efficacy of DC vaccination was substantiated in our model by the vaccines inability to improve survival in WT mice. However, we found the efficacy of DC vaccination could be markedly improved in the absence of Nlrp3.. The effect of Nlrp3 in the tumor environment was unanticipated because the established signals for inflammasome priming and activation are not present. Our results and those of others suggest this concept is changing. Li and colleagues (35) have shown that the Nlrp3 inflammasome can be activated in a sterile setting by necrotic cancer cells. Priming is accomplished by an excess of extracellular matrix components and activation is completed by ATP released from dying cancer cells (36). These ... Cancer Vaccines [4213771] - Cancer Vaccines: Methods and Protocols explores the manipulation and modification of immune cells, the manipulation and modification of tumor cells as well as the manipulation of immune/tumor interactions and various delivery mechanisms, with the overall end goal of evoking a tumor-specific response and overcoming the immuno-evasive mechanisms employed by the
The field of cancer vaccines is currently in an active state of clinical investigations. Human papilloma virus vaccine has been approved as a prophylactic cancer vaccine, while Oncophage (heat shock protein-peptide complex) was recently approved in Russia for a certain stage of kidney cancer, althou …
Medimmune enters into strategic cancer vaccine collaboration and license agreement with Inovio Pharmaceuticals Monday, 10 August 2015 Agreement includes clinical-stage INO-3112 HPV cancer vaccine and...
2006. Killing of the dendritic cells in the vaccine by the same immune cells that. eradicate the cancer identified as a reason for the promising but limited. anti-tumour immune responses elicited by the cancer vaccine to date. New. research focus launched to identify solution for this problem.. ...
Treos Bio Reports Updated Positive Results from a Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial of Precision Cancer Vaccine Plus Maintenance Therapy in Patients with Metastatic Colorectal Cancer - - San Francisco (California)
Cancer immunotherapy faces a serious challenge because of low clinical efficacy. Recently, a number of clinical studies have reported the serendipitous finding of high rates of objective clinical response when cancer vaccines are combined with chemotherapy in patients with different types of cancers. However, the mechanism of this phenomenon remains unclear. Here, we tested in mice several cancer vaccines and an adoptive T cell transfer approach to cancer immunotherapy in combination with several widely used chemotherapeutic drugs. We found that chemotherapy made tumor cells more susceptible to the cytotoxic effect of CTLs through a dramatic perforin-independent increase in permeability to GrzB released by the CTLs. This effect was mediated via upregulation of mannose-6-phosphate receptors on the surface of tumor cells and was observed in mouse and human cells. When combined with chemotherapy, CTLs raised against specific antigens were able to induce apoptosis in neighboring tumor cells that did ...
Cancer cells are capable of fooling the immune system so that they can grow and spread undetected by the bodys natural defence system. This process is called immunosuppression and is a challenge that must be overcome for effective immunotherapy. Brain tumour vaccines work by encouraging the immune system to recognise tumour specific proteins (known as antigens), and destroy the tumour cell.. There are various forms of cancer vaccines which are given to a patient to encourage an anti-tumour immune response. These include peptides which mimic tumour antigens, whole lysed tumour cells, RNA and DNA vaccines. The one that has been developed furthest in clinical trials for brain tumours is a dendritic cell vaccine.. This innovative treatment takes immune cells called dendritic cells from a patient, and re-programmes them to stimulate an immune attack on a range of targets on cancer cells, as well as recruiting other immune cells to help, thereby involving the whole immune system.. Oncolytic ...
Drug giant Novartis is making a multimillion dollar bet that a patients immune system can be cancers worst enemy. It is teaming up with scientists at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) in Philadelphia to develop and manufacture cancer immunotherapies.. Last August, UPenn scientists announced the dramatic results of a tiny clinical trial of their immunotherapy approach, describing long-lasting remissions in leukaemia patients for whom standard therapies had stopped working. Trials are also underway for other leukaemias and for lymphoma, mesothelioma, myeloma and neuroblastoma, according to the university. In the US$20-million collaboration, announced today, Novartis, which is based in Basel, Switzerland, will get exclusive worldwide rights to these technologies.. The deal comes just a week after Dendreon, a biotechnology company based in Seattle, Washington, that developed the first cancer vaccine on the market, laid off 600 workers because of weak sales. Its drug, Provenge (sipuleucel-T), ...
EDMONTON, AB and DARMSTADT, GERMANY, April 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Biomira Inc. (NASDAQ:BIOM) (TSX:BRA) and Merck KGaA of Darmstadt, Germany, said today preliminary results from a randomized, open-label Phase IIb trial of BLP25 liposomal vaccine (L BLP25) in patients with Stage IIIb and IV non- small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) indicate that the median survival of those patients on the vaccine arm was 4.4 months longer than those on the control arm. Although not statistically significant, the overall median survival is 17.4 months for patients on the vaccine arm versus 13 months for the patients on the control arm. Importantly, the observed two-year survival for patients with locoregional Stage IIIb disease is 60 per cent for the vaccine arm (median survival not yet reached) versus 36.7 per cent for the control arm (median survival of 13.3 months). In the overall patient population the two-year survival is 43.2 per cent for the vaccine arm versus 28.9 per cent for the control arm. Our overall ...
By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline Plc (GSK) has stopped a high-profile clinical trial using a novel vaccine to fight lung cancer after deciding it will not be possible to find a sub-group of patients who might benefit. The decision comes less than two weeks after GSK said the MAGE-A3
This article provides a short historical overview of major lung cancer vaccination studies performed in the last decade to set the perspective on the development of current clinical trials of therapeutic cancer vaccines for patients with non–small cell lung cancer. 
ORLANDO -- More than half of men with metastatic, hormone-refractory prostate cancer had longer-than-estimated survival after treatment with an adenovirus/PSA vaccine, showed a phase I study.
CEO and Chairman of TapImmune, Dr. Glynn Wilson released a statement concerning the study noting, This is our second T-cell vaccine candidate to be tested in a DoD-funded Phase 2 study to the Mayo Clinic, and it marks our expansion into a second breast cancer indication.. He explained that the study involving the new vaccine could potentially demonstrate the companys approach to treatment for both breast cancer and precancerous lesions. The fully funded study also opens the door for the company to test other products in its pipelines, including one for the treatment of ovarian cancer.. Keith Knutson, Ph.D., Director of the Discovery and Translational Labs Cancer Research Program at Mayo Clinics Florida campus will lead the study, which will enroll approximately 40-45 women with DCIS, all of whom will receive the vaccine six weeks in advance of standard surgical resection. TapImmunes vaccine has been shown to stimulate production of T-cells directed against breast cancer cells that ...
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Treatment of breast cancer in the adjuvant setting has changed rapidly over the last few years. In addition to improvements in chemotherapy, radiation, hormone manipulation, and surgery, immunotherapy has emerged as an effective adjunct for the treatment of breast cancer. Passive immunotherapeutic a …
American scientists say they have developed a vaccine which has prevented breast cancer from developing in mice. The immunologist who led the research says the vaccine targets a protein found in most breast tumours. Vincent Tuohy, from the Cleveland Clinic Learner Research Institute, said: We believe that this vaccine will someday be used to prevent…
latest cancer vaccine deal looks better than the last, but it still isnt what Id call a stellar deal.. Youll recall that the biotech licensed its pancreas and prostate cancer vaccine to be used in combination with Aduro BioTechs CRS-207 for nothing up front. Zip. Zero. Nada.. BioSante was able to get something for licensing its melanoma vaccine, but the up front payment amounted to a measly $100,000. Thats not going to pay a whole lot of bills for its lead compound, LibiGel.. If the melanoma vaccine works, BioSante will be reap rewards on the back end. Its eligible for $39 million in milestone payments and undisclosed royalties on sales of the drug.. The licenser of the melanoma vaccine, the John P. Hussman Foundation, is an interesting choice for a partner. The nonprofit has dedicated $11 million to developing the drug, and it appears to be planning to ship it off to some larger drug developer once it has more clinical data. BioSante will get between 15% and 33% of the sublicense ...
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  • It is the first approval by a regulatory body of a cancer immunotherapy. (
  • CancerVax (Canvaxin), Genitope Corp (MyVax personalized immunotherapy), and FavId (Favrille Inc) are examples of cancer vaccine projects that have been terminated, both due to poor phase III results. (
  • Antigens on nonviral cancers are targeted for immunotherapy, including vaccines, for two main reasons: (a) the antigens can elicit an immune response that selectively attacks cancer cells, and (b) these antigens are (over-)expressed on cancer cells. (
  • While many subsequent cancer vaccine trials have yielded tantalizing results, active immunotherapy has not yet become an established modality of cancer therapy. (
  • The new avenues opening up for cancer immunotherapy underline the importance of combinational approaches using cancer vaccines with costimulatory antibodies, which may dramatically improve cancer treatment. (
  • This is a timely article considering the number of vaccine and antibody immunotherapy trials ongoing or planned," says Co-Editor-in-Chief Donald J. Buchsbaum, PhD, Department of Radiation Oncology, Division of Radiation Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham. (
  • The conclusion that overall survival is the best clinical endpoint for efficacy in therapeutic vaccine and antibody immunotherapy trials in patients with metastatic cancer is based on an analysis of four completed trials. (
  • Cancer Biotherapy and Radiopharmaceuticals , celebrating 30 years in 2015, is the only journal with a specific focus on cancer biotherapy, including monoclonal antibodies, cytokine therapy, cancer gene therapy, cell-based therapies, and other forms of immunotherapy. (
  • In this review, we will explain why RNA vaccines represent an attractive platform for cancer immunotherapy, discuss modifications to RNA structure that have been developed to optimize mRNA vaccine stability and translational efficiency, and describe strategies for nonviral delivery of mRNA vaccines, highlighting key preclinical and clinical data related to cancer immunotherapy. (
  • Cancer immunotherapy seeks to stimulate a host antitumor immune response, leading to tumor shrinkage and improved clinical outcomes in patients. (
  • Several of these new immunotherapies, particularly the immune checkpoint inhibitors, including ipilimumab in metastatic melanoma [ 4 ] and nivolumab in non-small cell lung cancer [ 5 ], have demonstrated impressive survival benefits in large phase III trials, leading to the FDA approval of these agents and solidifying immunotherapy as a new modality for the treatment of cancer. (
  • Compared to some other types of cancer immunotherapy, vaccines can be more cumbersome to produce and, for the most part, have shown more modest clinical responses in patients [ 6 - 12 ]. (
  • SMi's inaugural conference on Cancer Vaccines will provide attendees with a complete view of the cancer immunotherapy field. (
  • SMi's Cancer Vaccines 2012 will explore the use of biomarkers in cancer immunotherapy developments and will provide the perfect platform for discussions into regulatory challenges faced in cancer developments as well as strategies to improve success in clinical trials. (
  • With focal points of the conference including autologous tumour cell immunotherapy, combinatorial approaches (including immune checkpoint inhibitors and IDO inhibitors) and case studies of current clinical trials, this conference will provide the perfect platform to highlight emerging strategies in cancer vaccines. (
  • She has co-authored a range of scientific papers and is inventor on several patents with a focus on vaccine development and immunotherapy. (
  • Vaccines are a type of immunotherapy. (
  • Although so-called immunotherapy drugs from the likes of Merck and Co, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Roche are starting to revolutionize cancer care, they still only work for a limited number of patients. (
  • Roche, the world's largest cancer drugmaker, is already betting on BioNTech's technology after signing a $310 million deal last September allowing it to test the German vaccine with its immunotherapy drug Tecentriq. (
  • Immunotherapy , which stimulates your immune system to fight cancer, is sometimes also an option for some types of breast cancer . (
  • Breast cancer vaccines are a type of immunotherapy -- treatments that help your body fight off cancer . (
  • Anixa's therapeutic portfolio includes a cancer immunotherapy program which uses a novel type of CAR-T, known as chimeric endocrine receptor T-cell (CER-T) technology, and a Covid-19 therapeutics program focused on inhibiting certain viral protein function. (
  • Cancer immunotherapy is an exciting new advance for the successful treatment of many forms of metastatic cancer. (
  • The result, led by Asst. Prof. Nicolas Chevrier and published October 27 in the journal Cell Systems , led to a more effective cancer immunotherapy in mice and could lead to more effective vaccines for both existing and novel viruses. (
  • To prove their theory, the researchers injected cells conditioned with certain combinations of adjuvants - creating a specific cancer immunotherapy treatment - in a mouse model with tumors. (
  • The researchers hope to take this early-phase study to the next step and explore the effects of stem cells and immunotherapy on human cancers in a laboratory setting. (
  • Immunotherapy with live BCG vaccine was shown to be an effective treatment as long ago as 1976, 1 and the vaccine is still the only intravesical agent to have been shown to reduce both of these risks. (
  • My personal view is one of skepticism, that this won't do anything effective in people, but this is cancer immunotherapy," he said in a telephone interview. (
  • Since 2010, the FDA has approved vaccines and other immunotherapy drugs for melanoma, prostate cancer, and lung cancer. (
  • Fred Ramsdell, vice president of research at the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, says the results show it's possible to use a patient's own immune system to recognize their specific cancer. (
  • A type of immunotherapy, therapeutic cancer vaccines are designed to mobilize a person's immune system against cancer that's already present in the body. (
  • This novel insight indicates that most human cancers may be eligible for successful cancer immunotherapy," said Dr Sahin. (
  • The findings were presented Sunday at a meeting sponsored by the Cancer Research Institute, the Association of Cancer Immunotherapy, the European Academy of Tumor Immunology and the American Association for Cancer Research, in New York City. (
  • Often described as a vaccine, sipuleucel-T is an autologous cellular immunotherapy designed to stimulate a patient's immune system to mount a response against prostate cancer. (
  • The pivotal sipuleucel-T clinical trial involved 512 men with metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer, randomized to the immunotherapy or placebo. (
  • The study, published in the Journal of Immunotherapy , compared pre-vaccine samples with post-vaccine samples and found almost 20 per cent had no disease present, indicating the immune system had destroyed the disease. (
  • As referenced in UConn Today , clinical trials of this personalized immunotherapy will begin at UConn Health this fall, where the research team will sequence DNA from the tumors of 15 to 20 women with ovarian cancer. (
  • NEC and VAXIMM will co-develop personalized cancer vaccines using NEC's cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI) technology, which is utilized in its Neoantigen Prediction System, and VAXIMM's proprietary T-cell immunotherapy technology. (
  • In addition to improvements in chemotherapy, radiation, hormone manipulation, and surgery, immunotherapy has emerged as an effective adjunct for the treatment of breast cancer. (
  • The potential survival benefit that was observed may offer important benefits to patients and would represent the first time that immunotherapy has provided a survival advantage in prostate cancer. (
  • Sipuleucel-T, known by its product name Provenge, is an investigational immunotherapy vaccine designed to stimulate T-cell immunity to prostatic acid phosphatase, an antigen found in about 95 percent of prostate cancers but not in non-prostate tissue. (
  • The experimental vaccine most closely resembles this immunotherapy, he said. (
  • WASHINGTON -- The prostate cancer immunotherapy sipuleucel-T (Provenge) has supporting data "consistent with longer overall survival," but the quality of the data leaves the conclusion less than rock solid, CMS study says. (
  • Patients currently receiving chemotherapy, immunotherapy, CAR T-cell therapy, stem cell treatments or participating in clinical trials can still receive the vaccine. (
  • The molecular identification of human cancer Ags has allowed the development of Ag-specific immunotherapy ( 6 , 7 ) based on different approaches. (
  • New Rochelle, NY, April 6, 2015--Therapeutic anti-cancer vaccines developed to treat metastatic disease such as advanced prostate cancer or melanoma rarely have a noticeable effect on the tumor but have been associated with a statistically significant increase in patient survival. (
  • In the last few years, it is estimated that in Europe there were almost 3 000 000 cancer cases diagnosed (excluding non melanoma skin cancers) and more than 1 500 000 deaths from cancer each year [ 2 ]. (
  • T-VEC is now available as a treatment for some people with melanoma skin cancer whose cancer cannot be removed with surgery. (
  • You have T-VEC as an injection directly into the melanoma or head and neck cancer. (
  • New strategies to provoke the immune system to attack cancer cells may keep skin cancer (a type of melanoma that spreads through the body is shown) and other tumors in check. (
  • A second trial testing the vaccine in melanoma, which also failed to help patients overall, will continue to investigate benefits in sub-populations. (
  • However, the commercial opportunity in melanoma is only 20 to 30 percent that of lung cancer, according to Citi. (
  • Personalized melanoma vaccines are showing promise in a new (albeit small) study conducted by doctors at Washington University. (
  • The custom vaccines, given to three advanced melanoma patients, significantly increased the amount of cancer-fighting T-cells in the patients' immune systems. (
  • NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) - A pair of new studies is pointing to the potential of personalized anti-cancer vaccine strategies in individuals with advanced melanoma. (
  • But when these promising vaccine candidates, including ones against melanoma and lymphoma, were tested in patients, they invariably disappointed. (
  • Willem Overwijk, an associate professor in the department of melanoma medical oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, and his colleagues found that a mineral oil known as incomplete Freund's adjuvant, or IFA, that is added to cancer vaccines to stimulate the immune system, may do too good a job. (
  • In studies with mice that were injected with a promising vaccine against melanoma, Overwijk was able to document that instead of zeroing in on the tumor, the T cells started to attack the IFA instead. (
  • Already, researchers at MD Anderson are collaborating with scientists at the University of Virginia to test a melanoma vaccine that will be made in two formulations - one with IFA and another with an immunostimulatory molecule. (
  • The study is still in the early phases and has only been implemented in mice modules, but shows promise for the potential to vaccinate patients against various types of cancer, including mesothelioma , melanoma, and breast cancer. (
  • Amgen, based in Thousand Oaks , California , last year bought BioVex Group Inc. for $425 million in cash and as much as $575 million in additional payments for the oncolytic vaccine for melanoma T-VEC. (
  • He's also director of the Donald L. Morton, MD, Melanoma Research Program, and director of Therapeutic Immunology at the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Providence Saint John's Health Center in California. (
  • The researchers think the principle could be applied to other cancers and have begun studies on melanoma. (
  • In one trial, eight of 13 melanoma patients who got a personalized cancer vaccine were tumor-free nearly two years after being treated. (
  • Some patients with melanoma saw their cancer disappear after being treated with an experimental cancer vaccine customized to their tumor. (
  • The first discovery of a cancer gene marker-the BRAF oncogene for melanoma and colorectal malignancies-back in 2002 changed the way many researchers thought about cancer treatment. (
  • Other personalized cancer vaccines are in the research pipeline, including a melanoma vaccine being developed at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) as well as a bladder cancer vaccine. (
  • Technically, Bristol-Myers Squibb 's ( NYSE:BMY ) melanoma treatment Yervoy helps the patient by stimulating the immune system, but the stimulation isn't specific to skin-cancer cells. (
  • Three of the patients with metastatic melanoma and two with ovarian cancer had received a vaccine produced by extracting their own cancer cells, engineering the cells to produce the immune-stimulating molecule, granulocyte-macrophage-colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF), and vaccinating the patients with those cells. (
  • Four other metastatic melanoma patients had received different vaccines based on immune-stimulating antigens specific to melanomas. (
  • I n 2014, at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, six melanoma patients received infusions of an anticancer vaccine composed of their own dendritic cells. (
  • As we worked with Bob Schreiber's lab, we were approached by WashU colleagues Gerald Linette and Beatriz Carreno , a husband-and-wife team now at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine who studied melanoma, a type of skin cancer. (
  • They had previously developed and tested a dendritic cell vaccine using antigenic peptides from a protein, gp100, that was commonly mutated in melanoma patients. (
  • Melanoma is a cancer that has, on average, a high rate of mutations. (
  • The earliest vaccines, which were developed in 1994-95, tested non-mutated, shared tumor associated antigens that had been shown to be immunogenic and capable of inducing clinical responses in a minority of people with late stage cancer. (
  • On April 14, 2009, Dendreon Corporation announced that their Phase III clinical trial of sipuleucel-T , a cancer vaccine designed to treat prostate cancer, had demonstrated an increase in survival. (
  • The clinical benefit of therapeutic cancer vaccines has been established. (
  • Whereas regression of lesions was shown for premalignant lesions caused by HPV, clinical benefit in cancer patients was mostly noted as prolonged survival. (
  • In many phase I/II studies, these vaccines have shown clinical benefit, in particular extended overall or disease-free survival, while objective durable regressions of the type associated with targeted or immunomodulatory mAb therapy ( 2 - 6 ) or chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) ( 7 - 10 ) or adoptive T cell ( 11 , 12 ) therapy were rarely seen. (
  • Most cancer treatment vaccines are still being studied in clinical trials. (
  • Immunologic Monitoring Laboratory (IML ) CVI is working to develop immunologic correlates of cancer vaccine efficacy, i.e. measure the generation of a cancer antigen specific immunity after active immunization and correlate that measurement to clinical outcome. (
  • This volume focuses on the laboratory and clinical experience with targeting viral onco-antigens, while also reviewing the approaches to targeting self-cancer antigens in cancers of non-viral origin, where self-tolerance has been a challenge. (
  • This book is intended for all translational researchers and clinicians who aspire to develop novel vaccination approaches for cancer patients with unmet clinical needs. (
  • Robert O. Dillman, MD, NeoStem, Inc., asserts that "overall survival" rather than "progression-free survival" should be the gold standard for evaluating the efficacy of cancer vaccines in clinical trials, in a provocative new article published in Cancer Biotherapy and Radiopharmaceuticals , a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers . (
  • Dr. Dillman differentiates between the two key endpoints typically used to assess therapeutic cancer vaccines in clinical studies. (
  • Topics of particular interest include the clinical results for cancer vaccines now beginning to be used in the treatment of many common cancers, the monitoring of biologic responses to these vaccines, and the statistical and regulatory issues affecting the design and conduct of their clinical trials. (
  • Comprehensive and authoritative, the Handbook of Cancer Vaccines makes available to medical oncologists and immunologists a cutting-edge synthesis of the scientific rationale, preclinical data, and clinical results for the powerful new generation of vaccines now under development for the treatment of a wide range of human cancers. (
  • The third section looks at the results of vaccine-based clinical trials for various malignancies. (
  • The concluding section, important for clinical researchers, focuses on clinical trial design, the analysis of immune responses, and vaccine regulatory issues. (
  • We will then describe key preclinical and clinical data for the different types of RNA cancer vaccines, highlight advantages and disadvantages of various methods of RNA vaccine delivery, and discuss potential combinations of RNA vaccines with other therapies. (
  • 2) To arrange Clinical Trials of the vaccine in patients with bladder cancer. (
  • She is in charge of preclinical and clinical development of Vaccibody's cancer vaccine programs. (
  • Due to their rapid and widespread development, DNA vaccines have entered into a variety of human clinical trials for vaccines against various diseases including cancer. (
  • Evidence that DNA vaccines are well tolerated and have an excellent safety profile proved to be of advantage as many clinical trials combines the first phase with the second, saving both time and money. (
  • It is clear from the results obtained in clinical trials that such DNA vaccines require much improvement in antigen expression and delivery methods to make them sufficiently effective in the clinic. (
  • Combined or single strategies to enhance the efficacy and immunogenicity of DNA vaccines are applied in completed and ongoing clinical trials, where the safety and tolerability of the DNA platform are substantiated. (
  • So vaccines are mainly available as part of clinical trials. (
  • A novel class of personalized cancer vaccines, tailored to the tumors of individual patients, kept disease in check in two early-stage clinical trials, pointing to a new way to help the immune system fight back. (
  • Controlled, randomized Phase II clinical trials with more participants are now needed to establish the efficacy of these vaccines in patients with any type of cancer that has enough mutations to provide sufficient neoantigen targets for this type of approach," he said. (
  • Clinical trials have shown that a three-dose course of the vaccine can prevent close to 100 percent of the lesions that can become cervical cancer, and genital warts. (
  • Researchers are studying the vaccines in clinical trials to check their safety and see how well they work. (
  • There aren't any breast cancer vaccines available yet, but a few are in clinical trials -- studies that test whether new treatments work and if they're safe. (
  • We still don't know whether the vaccine helps people with this cancer live longer, but researchers aim to find out in future clinical trials. (
  • A few other breast cancer vaccines are also in clinical trials. (
  • Ask the doctor who treats your cancer if a clinical trial of a breast cancer vaccine or other treatment might be right for you. (
  • Trusted, compassionate information for people with cancer and their families and caregivers, from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the voice of the world's cancer physicians and oncology professionals. (
  • Characteristics of the provider, parent/patient, and clinical setting, can all affect whether a provider makes a recommendation, and whether that recommendation results in uptake of the HPV vaccine. (
  • ANIX ), a biotechnology company focused on the treatment and prevention of cancer and infectious diseases, today announced that its prophylactic breast cancer vaccine is making progress towards clinical trials. (
  • LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline Plc (GSK) has stopped a high-profile clinical trial using a novel vaccine to fight lung cancer after deciding it will not be possible to find a sub-group of patients who might benefit. (
  • Other companies, including Bristol-Myers Squibb Co, Roche Holding AG and Merck & Co Inc, have had some recent notable successes in clinical trials of innovative drugs to boost the immune system, but GSK's vaccine-based approach is different and has met with less success. (
  • An experimental vaccine against cervical cancer has cleared its final clinical hurdle, showing in a large trial of more than 12,000 women that it is 100% effective in blocking the major forms of the disease, its manufacturer said Thursday. (
  • A therapeutic cancer vaccine from Oxford BioMedica that failed in a clinical study may still help a subset of patients, researchers said on Tuesday. (
  • Tested successfully on 18 women displaying early symptoms of cervical cancer, the vaccine has now entered into clinical trial on 148 patients in 34 centres worldwide, the results of which are expected by March 2014. (
  • Clinical trials have been short - less than three weeks - and there is also the possibility of adding toxic oil-in-water adjuvants at the last minute to stretch the vaccine supply (see [1] Fast-tracked Swine Flu Vaccine under Fire , SiS 43). (
  • There are currently dozens of active clinical trials evaluating vaccines for cancer therapy. (
  • Despite many clinical trials, such vaccines have shown little to no success. (
  • Results for the first of the drug's Phase III clinical trials showed that in combination with targeted therapy, median time to relapse for patients receiving the vaccine was 44.2 months, whereas those who received the placebo went an average of 30.6 months before relapse. (
  • As the field of cancer vaccines advances into clinical trials, overcoming low immunogenicity is a limiting step in achieving full success of this therapeutic approach. (
  • Considering the limited success of the past clinical trials involving peptide vaccine therapy to treat colorectal cancer, it is necessary to revise our knowledge of the immune system and its potential use in tackling cancer. (
  • We review recent clinical trials and the strategies for immunologic monitoring of responses to peptide vaccine therapy. (
  • The vaccine "was safe in humans without any acute or delayed side effects, and clinical benefit was observed in six of 11 patients whose data were available for analysis," he said. (
  • The first clinical trials of a new type of cancer treatment that releases the "brakes" on immune cells indicate that this approach enhances attacks on tumors while sparing the body's own tissue. (
  • The phase I clinical trial - which aimed primarily at establishing the safety of the treatment - included nine patients with advanced cancers who had previously received cancer vaccines. (
  • Many different types of cancer vaccines have shown some promise in clinical trials, but they are not yet approved in the United States to treat cancer. (
  • TOKYO: 6701), a leader in IT and network technologies, and VAXIMM AG, a Swiss/German biotech company focused on developing oral T-cell immunotherapies, today announced that the companies have signed a strategic clinical trial collaboration agreement and an equity investment agreement to develop novel personalized neoantigen cancer vaccines. (
  • The vaccines are planned to be evaluated in a Phase I clinical trial in various solid tumors. (
  • Vaccine therapy in the metastatic setting has yet to demonstrate clinical significance in a phase III testing. (
  • In this adjuvant setting, immune mechanisms of tumor evasion are less formidable, and the use of vaccine therapy in these patients may offer a higher chance of clinical benefit. (
  • However, we noticed shortly after the initial licensure of the [Gardasil] vaccine that there was tremendous confusion -- both in the clinical and the lay community, regarding the use of this vaccine among women who were already infected," he said. (
  • NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) - Natera and Neon Therapeutics said on Thursday that they will collaborate to use Natera's Signatera circulating tumor DNA assay in assessing treatment response to NEO-PV-01, a clinical trial-stage neoantigen cancer vaccine. (
  • Both vaccines are now entering larger clinical trials. (
  • The herpes vaccine also could be available for clinical use in as little as five years. (
  • At least two other HPV vaccines are now in clinical trials, and researchers are looking at innovative ways to produce others. (
  • As part of our mission to eliminate cancer, MD Anderson researchers conduct hundreds of clinical trials to test new treatments for both common and rare cancers. (
  • The double-blind, placebo-controlled phase III clinical trial was conducted to test the efficacy of the vaccine, called sipuleucel-T, in delaying disease progression and prolonging survival in patients with asymptomatic metastatic hormone refractory prostate cancer (HRPC). (
  • Many of the phase I and II clinical trials of the vaccine were also undertaken at UCSF and led by Small. (
  • What is the evidence regarding clinical outcomes for the agent's approved indication -- asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer? (
  • Despite manufacturing complexity, outstanding questions and desired further improvements, neoantigen vaccines are currently undergoing clinical evaluation. (
  • When the clinical team administered the vaccines-each patient received three infusions over several months-they hoped that the dendritic cells would induce activation and expansion of T cells capable of identifying and destroying the cancer cells, while sparing healthy tissue. (
  • Adding patient-specific neoantigen peptides identified by our pipeline, they wanted to conduct a clinical trial of an enhanced vaccine. (
  • Vaccines genetically tailored to the specific mutations of patients' cancer cells have proven effective in small clinical trials. (
  • Recent successful phase III clinical trials showing benefit to the patients revived cancer vaccines. (
  • The 3 HPV vaccines available in Canada are Gardasil, Cervarix and Gardasil 9. (
  • Gardasil 9 also protects against other types of HPV that can cause cancer. (
  • There are two kinds of HPV vaccines available in India, Cervarix and Gardasil. (
  • Both vaccines have to be taken over three doses, Gardasil has the added benefit of preventing HPV-related genital warts as well. (
  • Two vaccines (Cervarix and Gardasil) are available to prevent infection with certain types of HPV that can lead to cervical and other cancers. (
  • The FDA already had approved Gardasil in 2006 for girls to prevent HPV infection, the main cause of cervical cancer. (
  • The FDA also approved a new vaccine for girls called Cervarix, similar to Gardasil. (
  • Currently, the HPV vaccines approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are Gardasil, Gardasil 9, and Cervarix. (
  • That strain is included in both commercial HPV vaccines - Merck's Gardasil and GlaxoSmithKline's Cervarix. (
  • Merck says Gardasil protects against 75 percent of cervical cancer cases. (
  • The vaccine, known as Gardasil, with an estimated $2 billion U.S. market potential, targets four types of sexually transmitted human papilloma virus, or HPV, which is believed to cause more than 70 percent of cervical cancer cases and 90 percent of genital warts. (
  • Merck Inc. said it would seek Food and Drug Administration approval for the vaccine, called Gardasil, this year and could begin marketing it next year. (
  • Gardasil also prevents HPV-18, which causes 20% of cervical cancers. (
  • Gardasil is one of two HPV vaccines being tested. (
  • Spire Healthcare's Washington Hospital will now offer Gardasil, the vaccine that can protect young women from most forms of cervical cancer. (
  • Gardasil protects against four strains of the human papilloma virus (HPV) which can lead to cervical cancer as well as genital warts and pre-cancerous lesions. (
  • Spire consultant gynaecologist, Mr Craig Steele, commented 'The Gardasil vaccine is a huge step forward in the fight to protect women from cervical cancer. (
  • Frieden said only a third of U.S. girls aged 13-17 have been fully vaccinated with HPV vaccines, which include Merck's Gardasil and GlaxoSmithKline's Cervarix. (
  • Gardasil protects against four HPV strains known to cause cervical cancer and genital warts. (
  • Though Gardasil, the first vaccine ever developed to prevent cancer, has received widespread support as a medical breakthrough among healthcare providers and public health officials, some people take issue with the possibility that it could be required for enrollment in public schools. (
  • Denise Galloway, a scientist at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center who made a key discovery that paved the way for Merck's human papillomavirus vaccine (Gardasil), will talk about the latest in vaccine research against cancer on December 11. (
  • That means that shots such as Gardasil, or a similar, yet-to-be-FDA-approved vaccine, Cervarix, should not be viewed as a treatment for women who've most likely contracted the highly common, sexually transmitted virus through their partners. (
  • Gardasil, which targets four cancer-causing strains of the virus -- 6, 11, 16 and 18 -- should be added to the list of routine school vaccinations, experts say. (
  • Cancer vaccines are designed to promote tumor specific immune responses, particularly cytotoxic CD8 positive T cells that are specific to tumor antigens. (
  • Technological developments in the past few years have enabled the investigation of vaccines that target mutated antigens that are patient specific. (
  • One approach to cancer vaccination is to separate proteins from cancer cells and immunize patients against those proteins as antigens, in the hope of stimulating the immune system to kill the cancer cells. (
  • This enhances the anti-tumor immune response to tumor antigens released following viral lysis and provides a patient-specific vaccine. (
  • Antigens of choice include mutant sequences, selected cancer testis antigens, and viral antigens. (
  • Better results can most likely be obtained by a better choice of antigens, improvements in vaccine design, and appropriate cotreatments. (
  • Ultimately the genetic definition of tumor-specific antigens will allow the development of targeted antigen-specific vaccines for cancer therapy. (
  • Cancer treatment vaccines can be made up of cancer cells, parts of cancer cells or antigens . (
  • Antigen vaccines are made from antigens in cancer cells. (
  • It emphasizes the importance of selecting the right vaccine platform to induce a successful immune response against cancer antigens. (
  • By definition, nucleic acid vaccines are vaccines containing antigens encoded by either DNA or RNA. (
  • The recent identification and characterization of genes coding for tumour antigens (Ag) has enabled the design of antigen-specific cancer vaccines based on plasmid DNA and recombinant viral vectors. (
  • Body cells and cancer cells also have antigens on them. (
  • Tumour associated antigens are proteins found in cancer cells. (
  • Cancer treatment vaccines aim to help your immune system recognise these antigens. (
  • Scientists can change viruses in the laboratory and use them as a type of carrier to deliver cancer antigens into your body. (
  • Some vaccines use a viral vector to deliver cancer antigens into your body. (
  • Cancer cells contain proteins called antigens on their surface. (
  • When your immune system "sees" these antigens, it makes its own proteins, called antibodies, to destroy the cancer cells. (
  • They are key to cancer vaccines that seek to alert the immune system to presence of cancer by making it aware of tumor antigens or proteins that are unique to that malignancy. (
  • The makers of cancer vaccines would like to activate the dendritic cells, expose them to the tumor antigens and then reinject them into patients. (
  • HOUSTON -- ( May 5, 2015 ) -- The effectiveness of cancer vaccines could be dramatically boosted by first loading the cancer antigens into silicon microparticles, report scientists from Houston Methodist and two other institutions in an upcoming Cell Reports (early online). (
  • Shen said the use of PSMs could work for any variety of cancer antigens and cancers, and that the PSMs could be loaded with multiple antigens for a single vaccine target, or multiple antigens for several targets, possibly enhancing the approach's effectiveness further. (
  • Cancer vaccines cause the immune system to attack cells with one or more specific antigens. (
  • The field is young, but predicting antigens produced by patients' malignant cells could yield successful treatments for individuals with a range of cancer types. (
  • Cancer vaccines can be divided into six main categories: antigen/adjuvant vaccines, DNA vaccines, vector-based vaccines, tumor cell vaccines, dendritic cell vaccines and anti-idiotype vaccines. (
  • Cancer vaccines seek to target a tumor-specific antigen and distinct from self-proteins. (
  • The authors examine the basic issues that affect all vaccines (such as immune adjuvants and prime-boost strategies), describe cutting-edge methods for antigen discovery, and review the preclinical development phases for each major vaccine strategy. (
  • Effective cancer vaccines deliver concentrated antigen to both HLA class I and II molecules of DCs, promoting both CD4 and CD8 T cell responses. (
  • Whole tumour vaccines use the whole cancer cell, not just an antigen, to make the vaccine. (
  • Anti-idiotype vaccines stimulate the body to produce antibodies against cancer cells almost in the same way as antigen vaccines. (
  • She was one of the pioneering investigators who discovered that HER-2/neu is a tumor antigen, and she holds several patents in the field of targeted cancer therapy and cancer diagnostics. (
  • Cancer Vaccines CVI aims to develop a multi-antigen cancer vaccine targeting immunogenic overexpressed self-proteins that are biologically relevant to the growth of a cancer cell and are involved in the malignant transformation. (
  • RNA vaccines traditionally consist of messenger RNA synthesized by in vitro transcription using a bacteriophage RNA polymerase and template DNA that encodes the antigen(s) of interest. (
  • More specifically, DNA vaccines consist of antigen-encoding gene(s) inserted into a bacterial plasmid under the control of a eukaryotic promoter. (
  • Engineering vaccine design for manipulating antigen presentation and processing pathways is one of the most important aspects that can be easily handled in the DNA vaccine technology. (
  • A whole cell vaccine uses the whole cancer cell, not just a specific cell antigen, to make the vaccine. (
  • And this then helps your immune system to recognise and respond to the cancer antigen. (
  • Most cancer vaccines contain an antigen that helps your immune system recognize the cancer as foreign. (
  • Model studies showed that microparticles loaded with an antigen, HER2, not only protected the antigen from premature destruction, but also stimulated the immune system to recognize and relentlessly attack cancer cells overexpressing the HER2 antigen. (
  • The patient's immune cells are removed and sent to a lab, where they're exposed to an antigen that trains them to attack prostate cancer, and then they're infused back into the patient, where they recruit other immune cells to attack the tumor. (
  • Lack of co-stimulatory molecules, activation of the cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen-4 (CTLA-4), increased T regulatory cells as well as soluble immunosuppressive factors produced by the tumor contribute to the ineffectiveness of vaccine therapy. (
  • This review summarizes principles involving vaccine formulation and antigen selection, followed by a brief synopsis of therapeutic vaccines given in the metastatic setting and possible reasons for their lack of efficacy. (
  • Since the target of a cancer vaccine will most likely be a self-antigen, self-tolerance of the immune system must be circumvented. (
  • Researchers from the University of Connecticut say the vaccine stems from a new technique that identifies protein mutations in cancer cells, and the method is already set to enter human trials. (
  • Through a novel technique, researchers have been able to identify protein mutations in cancer cells. (
  • In order to describe how the vaccine works, the researchers first explain the interaction between the immune system and cancer cells. (
  • The team notes that this process has been conducted in previous studies, but researchers have only looked at the strength of the immune system in binding to epitopes of cancer cells. (
  • The researchers then developed a vaccine using the differing cancer cell epitopes found in the mice. (
  • Researchers are looking at vaccines as a possible treatment for cancer. (
  • Twelve skin cancer patients, out of a total of 19 across both the trials, avoided relapses for two years after receiving different vaccines developed by German and U.S. teams, researchers reported in the journal Nature on Wednesday. (
  • You may think of vaccines as a way to prevent disease, but researchers are testing a new kind that might help treat breast cancer . (
  • Sometimes, researchers combine NeuVax with the drug trastuzumab to help it work better against the cancer. (
  • So how, the researchers wondered, could mesothelioma be such an aggressive cancer when its tissues contained plenty of the normal healthy protein? (
  • The virus could already do what researchers wanted, no need to genetically modify it to infect/kill the cancer. (
  • They do not elaborate in this paper, but Im assuming that since these women were born before the anti-vax fad, they likely got the measles vaccine, but their immune system 'forgot' - because when researchers looked for anti-measles immunity in these two patients… there wasnt any. (
  • Researchers examined two dozen past studies and concluded HPV vaccines can help prevent cervical cancer without producing any serious side effects. (
  • The newer vaccine that targets nine HPV types was not included in the review since it has not been compared against a placebo in a randomized controlled trial," the Cochrane researchers stated. (
  • Researchers studying HPV vaccines zero in on the growth of abnormal cervical cells (called "precancer") because cancer itself can take years to develop. (
  • None of the studies have followed up participants for long enough to detect an effect on cervical cancer," Cochrane researchers noted. (
  • The researchers concluded that studies show HPV vaccines do prevent the development of abnormal cells on the cervix. (
  • Researchers intend to conduct a full trial of the vaccine on about 30 patients across 10 British sites including Southampton and Surrey Universities, the Royal Marsden Hospital and a Cancer Research UK institute in Leeds. (
  • Because the vaccine, known as Prostvac, has been genetically modified researchers had to seek approval from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which assesses potential environmental and human health risks, as well as medical regulators for the trial to begin. (
  • Dr Kat Arney of Cancer Research UK said: "Many researchers around the world are investigating the potential of vaccines for treating cancer. (
  • A molecule specially modified by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine can reset the biological clock for cancer vaccines, potentially making them more potent. (
  • A vaccine that thwarts cancer cells has so far proved to be better in theory than in practice, and researchers may finally understand why. (
  • Now researchers report in the journal Nature Medicine that the vaccines themselves may be at fault. (
  • If researchers could find the right combination to target more, vaccines could become more effective. (
  • In this study , researchers realized that iPSs are superficially similar to tumor cells, as both the stem cells and cancer cells have similar proteins (epitopes) on their surfaces. (
  • With this in mind, the researchers began to explore if the immune system could be primed to recognize dangerous cells and prevent their growth and development in the future by targeting the specific proteins the IPSs and cancer cells have in common. (
  • This approach is particularly powerful because it allows us to expose the immune system to many different cancer-specific epitopes simultaneously," Nigel Kooreman, one of the lead researchers, said . (
  • Though there is still a lot of work ahead, the researchers envision a future where a simple blood sample can be used to make IPS cells, which can then be injected into an individual to prevent future cancers. (
  • Two cervical cancer vaccines that are recommended for all pre-teen and early teen boys and girls miss the strains most likely to infect black women, researchers reported Monday. (
  • But a new vaccine in advanced development may protect against many more of the strains, and in the meantime researchers say parents should definitely keep vaccinating their kids. (
  • Researchers reported last year that an early version of the vaccine prevented cancer in a trial involving about 1,500 women. (
  • Researchers have previously reported that the vaccine is 95% to 97% effective in blocking infections by the two strains. (
  • Because cervical cancer takes years to develop, the researchers looked for abnormalities in the cervix called precancerous lesions, which almost always progress to cancers if left untreated. (
  • Studies in Australia and around the world have noted an increase in the incidence of head and neck cancers that are positive for HPV with researchers linking the trend to the rise in people practising oral sex. (
  • Professor Andrew Grulich, of the Kirby Institute for infection and immunity in society at UNSW, notes that in the US, researchers have reported cancers in the mouth caused by HPV are becoming more common than mouth cancers caused by cigarettes. (
  • However, the researchers have to prove its efficacy on full fledged cancer before the vaccine comes to the market," commented Bhudev Das, former director of Institute of Cytology and Preventive Oncology under the Indian Council of Medical Research, who also researches on HPV vaccines. (
  • Then researchers realized the complexity of the relationship between cancer and the immune system. (
  • Researchers cautioned that the vaccine would not do away with the need for Pap tests to screen for cervical cancer, because it cannot prevent every virus that can cause the disease. (
  • He said researchers at the cancer institute were also developing a cervical cancer vaccine. (
  • A vaccine that teaches the body to selectively destroy tumors has eluded cancer researchers for decades. (
  • To make the vaccines, researchers first sequenced DNA and RNA extracted from each patient's tumor. (
  • Cancer researchers are finding out that immunotherapies, including cancer vaccines, don't work for every patient (see "James Allison Has Unfinished Business with Cancer" ). (
  • In the two trials, researchers designed the vaccines to have multiple neoantigens specific to each patient. (
  • Because neoantigens appear only on tumor cells and not on healthy ones, researchers think an injection of neoantigens should look foreign to the immune system and help launch an attack on the cancer cells. (
  • Researchers now recognize more than 200 kinds of cancer-all genetically unique. (
  • This knowledge, combined with advances in gene therapy and virology, allows researchers to employ chemokines as potential vaccine adjuvants. (
  • The researchers found the vaccine worked even better than expected, reducing by 56 percent the number of infections caused by strains of HPV covered by the vaccine among women and girls aged 14 to 19. (
  • MONDAY, Oct. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A personalized vaccine held an aggressive group of cancers in check among more than half of patients who received it in a small, preliminary trial, researchers report. (
  • Using the patients' own blood cells, researchers at the U.S. National Cancer Institute modified immune cells and created personalized vaccines to target HER2-positive cancers throughout the body. (
  • Berzofsky said the researchers don't know the exact mechanism behind the vaccine's success, but are continuing research to better understand how the vaccine works. (
  • Another patient -- this one with gastroesophageal cancer -- had a partial response that lasted for months, the researchers said. (
  • The researchers plan on combining the current vaccine with a drug that can help overcome a cancer's ability to suppress the immune system in the next phase of research. (
  • US researchers from the Dartmouth medical school, Hanover, New Hampshire, conducted a follow-up study into a vaccine against the human papillomavirus (HPV), which is the main cause of the second most common cancer in women. (
  • Even though the scientific community still doesn't "know precisely how the vaccine works or who is most likely to benefit," Harvard researchers explained that "Provenge is the first drug designed to train the body's immune system to fight cancer and is the most effective treatment for certain patients with advanced prostate tumors. (
  • The researchers involved in the study included James Allison, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator at the University of California, Berkeley, Glenn Dranoff, Steven Hodi and colleagues from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI), Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. (
  • Although the five patients treated with the GM-CSF vaccine had not responded completely to that vaccine, the researchers found clear evidence that the anti-CTLA-4 antibody enhanced the immune system attack on their tumors. (
  • Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania in the United States have found evidence to suggest that therapeutic breast cancer vaccines can treat early, localised disease. (
  • In the study, the researchers gave the vaccine to about 1,100 young women, all of whom had tested positive for genetic traces of HPV at the beginning of the study. (
  • Giving women the vaccine appeared to provide no added benefit, the researchers said. (
  • U.S. researchers have successfully tested a vaccine against human papilloma virus, a feat many consider the first step toward the eventual prevention of most cases of cervical cancer, which is caused by the virus. (
  • Since human papilloma viruses were discovered two decades ago, researchers have identified 20, five of which are involved in triggering cervical cancer. (
  • Cancer Diagnostics CVI is able to detect very early tumors and premalignant lesions by looking for an antibody immune response to cancer, not looking for proteins secreted by cancer. (
  • Led by Dr. Angela Kueck, a gynecological oncologist at UConn, the study will involve analyzing the DNA of tumors from 15-20 women with ovarian cancer. (
  • These cells play a major role in suppressing the immune response in cancerous tumors, thereby rendering vaccines ineffective. (
  • When this was done in tumors in mice with established Lewis lung carcinomas, the cancer quickly began to die - even though only two percent of the cells in this type of tumor are FAP-expressing. (
  • And this idea was supported by several encouraging trials of therapeutic cancer vaccines, which effectively shrank tumors in cell cultures in the lab. (
  • While they promoted some immune response from the cancer patients, this response wasn't enough to make a dent in tumors. (
  • IFA effectively activates the body to produce T cells, which are supposed to then target cancer cells and destroy them, shrinking tumors and preventing them from spreading to other locations and seeding new growths. (
  • When that didn't turn out to be the case, scientists still stuck with the oil, looking instead to other factors like the tumor's ability to thwart the immune system, to explain why the vaccines weren't so effective in shrinking tumors in patients. (
  • Within a week, all of the mice had developed breast cancer tumors. (
  • The genetic diversity between individual tumors makes it difficult to develop a universal cancer vaccine, but there are a lot of alternative treatments. (
  • A broad or semi-universal vaccine capable of targeting many different tumors would be seen by some as the 'Holy Grail' of cancer therapy, as it wouldn't involve the time or cost of individualizing treatment," Dr. Ryan Hartmaier, lead author from Foundation Medicine , said in a press release . (
  • This may lead to an uncontrolled spread of cancer tumors in the body. (
  • These cancer tumors are benign or malignant type. (
  • Vaccines tailored to the unique genetic makeup of individuals' tumors seem to work in a handful of patients. (
  • All patients had their tumors surgically removed before getting the vaccine. (
  • The customized vaccines are an emerging class of therapies that take advantage of neoantigens, proteins that appear on tumors and seem to be specific to each cancer patient. (
  • We don't have success giving the vaccine against well-established tumors. (
  • This thesis describes the development of a therapeutic vaccine targeting the vasculature of tumors. (
  • As cancer vaccines are designed to stimulate an immune response to cancer cells and induce long-term memory recognition of a tumor, they may improve overall survival even if they do not appear to slow the progression of disease. (
  • Vaccines designed to trigger the immune system into attacking cancerous cells in tumours have been shown to trigger an immune response in the body. (
  • Patients will be recruited within the next two months and will be given seven injections under the skin over a five-month period, during which time doctors will assess their immune response to the vaccine and test them for any sideeffects. (
  • But these vaccines have mostly not been very potent because of inefficient vaccine delivery, a poor immune response at the site of the tumor, and other factors. (
  • Because the vaccine causes the body to mount an immune response directed against a unique tumor, the therapy is much more effective than gene-targeted or more general chemotherapy alone. (
  • According to Allison, CTLA-4 blockade could boost anti-cancer immune response to aid several kinds of therapies. (
  • These vaccines use weakened or killed germs like viruses or bacteria to start an immune response in the body. (
  • Once the vaccine is ready, it's injected into the body to increase the immune response against cancer cells. (
  • Vaccines are often combined with other substances or cells called adjuvants that help boost the immune response even further. (
  • They are also exposed to a protein called prostatic acid phosphatase (PAP), which should produce an immune response against prostate cancer cells. (
  • The resulting pipeline, called pVACSeq, evaluates mutated peptide sequences identified from an individual patient's cancer for their potential to elicit an immune response. (
  • Like vaccines used against infectious diseases, the treatment works by using components of the target disease-in this case cancer cells-to stimulate an immune response. (
  • One of the greatest challenges is selecting the right cancer-specific molecules that induce a strong immune response against the tumor when used in a vaccine. (
  • However, some adults age 27 through 45 years who are not already vaccinated may decide to get the HPV vaccine after speaking with their doctor about their risk for new HPV infections and the possible benefits of vaccination. (
  • The specificity of therapeutic vaccination combined with such immunomodulation offers an attractive avenue for the development of future cancer therapies. (
  • Therapeutic vaccination against established diseases such as persistent infections and cancer has proven much more challenging, because the vaccine intervention must combat an immune system that has been restrained by tolerizing or polarizing mechanisms that sustain the disease in a misguided attempt at self-tolerance. (
  • It is truly a comprehensive review of vaccination strategies for the treatment of cancer. (
  • These phenomena inspired the development of numerous rudimentary cancer immunotherapies, starting with nonspecific immunostimulatory approaches first used by William Coley [ 1 ] and leading to the concept of therapeutic vaccination against cancer. (
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has been recommended for girls 11-12 years of age since 2006, with catch-up vaccination up to 26 years, to protect against most common types of HPV that cause cervical cancer. (
  • Conclusion: A significance decrease in the incidence of cervical cancer during the vaccine era among young females 15-24 years may indicate early effects of HPV vaccination. (
  • It's not uncommon for practitioners to recommend vaccines against diphtheria and meningitis, and then to "initiate a conversation" about the HPV vaccination. (
  • We support the widespread availability of the vaccine, but we do oppose the mandatory vaccination for entry to public school," said Linda Klepacki, an analyst for sexual health for the group. (
  • But Professor Grulich, who declares he has received funding from an HPV vaccine manufacturer for independent research, notes the female vaccination program won't totally protect heterosexual men, as they will not always have sex with vaccinated women. (
  • Vaccination is less complicated than cancer-screening programs and may be a more practical option in many parts of the world. (
  • For individuals in countries with no screening, vaccination is a lifesaver,'' said Dr. Kathrin U. Jansen, senior director of microbial vaccine research at Merck. (
  • No evidence establishes that anyone ever contracted cancer from a polio vaccination, nor did the CDC 'admit' such had happened or remove pages about the topic from their web site. (
  • Thanks in part to a long-discredited (but deeply entrenched) assertion that the MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) vaccine has been linked to increased rates of autism, fear of vaccination has been rife on blogs and social media groups devoted to the discussion of alternative medicine. (
  • First of all, the CDC never "admitted" that anyone ever contracted cancer from a polio vaccination. (
  • Clearly 98 million Americans were not "given [a] cancer virus via the polio shot," because not every single polio vaccination undertaken between the years of 1955 and 1963 involved vaccine contaminated with SV40: the CDC estimated that somewhere between 10 and 30 million Americans might have received SV40-contaminated vaccine during that period. (
  • Our low vaccination rates represent 50,000 preventable tragedies - 50,000 girls alive today will develop cervical cancer over their lifetime that would have been prevented if we reach 80 percent vaccination rates," Frieden said. (
  • The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted to recommend routine vaccinations for girls ages 11 and 12 against human papillomavirus, the common sexually transmitted disease that can cause cervical cancer, opening the door for debate nationwide about the vaccine's inclusion in school vaccination policies. (
  • These findings set the stage for the widescale adoption of HPV vaccination for prevention of cervical cancer. (
  • On the other hand, "for women who have initiated sexual activity, cervical cancer screening is probably a better preventive measure than vaccination," Hildesheim said. (
  • Vaccination against childhood leukemia provided a vital point where this moral urgency passed from one disease to another, transforming cancer research as a whole. (
  • The benefits of vaccination with any of the FDA authorized COVID-19 vaccines far outweigh any differences between the products. (
  • Enlarged lymph nodes can falsely affect cancer screening and diagnostic imaging results up to 6 weeks after vaccination. (
  • Induction of an endogenous antibody response by therapeutic vaccination could provide an alternative to cost-intensive monoclonal antibody-based treatments for cancer. (
  • All 13 patients had a history of multiple relapses of their cancer before being enrolled, and eight of the 13 patients were in a tumor-free episode when they started personalized vaccination. (
  • This is why HPV vaccination, before any HPV exposure, and cervical screening are essential in helping to prevent cancer. (
  • The combination of HPV vaccination and cervical screening can provide the greatest protection against cervical cancer . (
  • This is because genital wart infection takes a while to cause cancer. (
  • Some strains of HPV cause genital warts, while others are more likely to cause cancer. (
  • HPV is also associated with vaginal, penile, anal and other genital cancers, however rare. (
  • Two types of HPV vaccines were studied: One that addresses HPV 16 and HPV 18, and another that addresses HPV 16 and HPV 18 and two strains that cause genital warts. (
  • Now some of these viruses, and it's a sexually transmitted virus, some of them can cause cervical cancer and genital warts. (
  • That previous vaccine contains serotypes 6 and 11, which cover about 90% of the strains that cause anal and genital warts, and it also contains serotypes 16 and 18, which cover about 70% of the strains that cause head and neck, anal, genital, and cervical cancers. (
  • But in some instances, certain types of HPV can cause genital warts and other types can cause cancer, most commonly cervical cancer. (
  • Boys may not be susceptible to cervical cancer, but once infected with HPV, they can develop genital warts, and HPV-related cancers of the anus, penis, head and neck. (
  • While there are more than 100 types of HPV, this vaccine protects against only four, but they are an important four: two cause 90% of genital warts and the other two cause about 70% of cervical cancers and 80% of anal cancers. (
  • Two of these cause 70% of cervical cancer cases with the other two causing 90% of genital warts. (
  • The review evaluates evidence for two vaccines: the bivalent vaccine targeting HPV16 and 18, and the quadrivalent vaccine targeting HPV16/18 and two low-risk HPV types causing genital warts. (
  • Another team reports today that a vaccine against herpes simplex virus 2, the primary cause of genital herpes, is 74% effective in women who have never been exposed to a herpes virus. (
  • The four viruses account for 70% of cervical cancers and 90% of genital warts. (
  • and anal cancer, cancer of the back of the throat (oropharynx) and genital warts in both men and women. (
  • The vaccine is over 99% effective in preventing pre-cancers associated with HPV types 16 and 18 in young women and 99% effective in preventing genital warts associated with HPV types 6 and 11. (
  • It is also being looked at in trials for head and neck cancer. (
  • The small Phase I trials now need to be followed by larger studies, but the impressive early results suggest the new shots work far better than first-generation cancer vaccines that typically targeted a single cancer characteristic. (
  • BioNTech's co-founder and CEO Ugur Sahin told Reuters that combination trials using Roche's drug were due to start later this year against a number of different cancers. (
  • Joining one of these trials could be a way for you to try a new vaccine before it's available to the public. (
  • trials) this searches for the phrase 'kidney cancer' in the title as well as either the word 'trial' or 'trials' in description. (
  • Jennerex plans to launch next year a Phase 3 head-to-head trial comparing JX-594 with Nexavar and is conducting earlier-stage trials in other types of cancer. (
  • The treatment, which uses viruses carrying human DNA to direct the body's natural defences against cancer cells, is the first prostate cancer vaccine ever to reach late stage "phase three" trials in Europe. (
  • Early trials of this vaccine have been promising, so we look forward to seeing the results of this larger trial in men with advanced prostate cancer, a disease that urgently needs more effective therapies. (
  • GlaxoSmithKline is still enrolling women in the trials testing it against cervical cancer. (
  • It has enough money to complete early- and mid- stage trials of ColoAd1's safety and efficacy in 126 patients with late-stage cancers, he said. (
  • Faries, who has long been involved in cancer vaccine development trials, expressed doubt about the feasibility of a broad cancer vaccine. (
  • Early trials have shown the vaccine to cut the risk of recurrence in half. (
  • Dr. Allan Hildesheim, a senior investigator at the National Cancer Institute, called Merck's results extremely promising, but, he said, larger and longer-term trials were needed to make sure the vaccine was safe and effective, especially since it is intended for large numbers of young, healthy people. (
  • Dr Harper and her team also say their new trials show that the vaccine is safe and has no undue side-effects. (
  • The group is now starting trials of a vaccine that targets not only HPV-16, but also three other papilloma viruses. (
  • The Cancer Vaccine Institute is a group of multidisciplinary investigators who work to support a comprehensive research effort for evaluating the role of the immune system in modulating cancer and develop novel therapies that will impact the lives of people with the disease. (
  • These include cytokines, immune checkpoint inhibitors, adoptive T cell therapies, and numerous vaccine strategies [ 1 - 3 ]. (
  • Combination therapies remain the most effective cancer treatment available. (
  • Further studying how these cells exert their effects may contribute to improved immunological therapies by allowing us to remove a barrier that the cancer has constructed. (
  • It belongs to a group of therapies known as cancer vaccines that stimulate the body's own defenses. (
  • Particularly with the development of immune-modulating therapies for cancers that work with the immune system," said Faries. (
  • We target therapies and vaccines for specific disease," said Faries. (
  • The major driving factor of cancer vaccines is that these are low cost treatment as compared to the high cost cancer therapies which are commercially available. (
  • We are witnessing a new era of immune-mediated cancer therapies and vaccine development. (
  • The availability of Provenge provides a new treatment option for men with advanced prostate cancer, who currently have limited effective therapies available," Karen Midthun, MD, acting director of the FDA Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, said in a statement. (
  • Although cost is not supposed to be a consideration in coverage decisions, the $93,000 price tag for the vaccine has generated considerable debate about frequently modest benefits of expensive new therapies. (
  • In contrast to cell-based immune therapies, which directly provide the patient with tumor-attacking T cells, the idea was that these neoantigens could be used to create vaccines that stimulate the differentiation of endogenous killer T cells. (
  • Some types of cancer , such as cervical cancer and some liver cancers , are caused by viruses (oncoviruses). (
  • Traditional vaccines against those viruses, such as HPV vaccine [3] and hepatitis B vaccine , prevent those types of cancer. (
  • This only works in developing vaccines against viruses. (
  • It is estimated that 12% of cancers worldwide are caused by viruses. (
  • In the case of HPV and hepatitis, there are vaccines available to prevent infection with these viruses. (
  • Measles, and certain other viruses, can be domesticated and modified to kill cancers- we call them oncolytic viruses. (
  • Sometimes we straight-up genetically modify viruses for the explicit purpose of attacking a cancer. (
  • We have done this with Newcastle virus vs prostate cancer , Cowpox virus vs liver cancer , Herpes simplex virus vs breast & ovarian cancer , lots of different viruses vs lots of different cancers . (
  • Viruses are inherently cancer selective and tumor cells are inherently susceptible to viral attack, said Dr. David Kirn, chief medical officer at Jennerex. (
  • Other forays into using engineered viruses include biotech giant Amgen Inc's deal in January to pay up to $1 billion for BioVex and its cancer drug development platform based on the herpes simplex virus. (
  • At least against the four viruses that are included in the vaccine. (
  • PsiOxus Therapeutics Ltd. began human testing of an experimental treatment that uses viruses to attack cancer cells while sparing healthy ones. (
  • With the start of human testing, PsiOxus joins a competition with companies including Amgen Inc. (AMGN) , Jennerex Inc. and Transgene SA (TNG) to develop vaccines using oncolytic tumor viruses, pathogens that infect and destroy cancer cells. (
  • There is "very little concrete evidence" that oncolytic viruses are effective in people, said Christian Ottensmeier, a professor of experimental cancer medicine at the University of Southampton in Southampton, England , who has worked on other cancer vaccines. (
  • Cell line technologies that use cells and animal tissues for growing viruses found in vaccines have been deployed since the 1950s. (
  • Just like vaccines for viruses, cancer vaccines train the immune system to find proteins specific to the target. (
  • Many people might not realize it, but some cancers are caused by viruses. (
  • Vaccines that help protect against infections with these viruses might also help prevent some of these cancers. (
  • These are traditional vaccines that target the viruses that can cause certain cancers. (
  • Cancer treatment vaccines are different from the vaccines that work against viruses. (
  • This massive program emerged in spite of cancer specialists' continuing denials that human cancer viruses even existed, rather than through their endorsement. (
  • Consensus regarding cancer viruses did not shift dramatically between the 1950s and 1960s but, in those years, cancer gained fresh notoriety as a threat to children. (
  • HPV vaccines protect against two to seven high-risk strains of this family of viruses and may prevent up to 90% of cervical cancers. (
  • There are four main categories of cancer vaccines: (1) peptide vaccines, (2) cellular vaccines, including tumor cell and immune cell vaccines, (3) viral vector vaccines, and (4) nucleic acid vaccines, including DNA and RNA vaccines. (
  • It appears to work by exposing immune cells throughout the body to the cancer-specific peptide molecules. (
  • This review presents the efforts of the scientific community in the development of peptide vaccine therapy for colorectal cancer. (
  • Yang, S.-Y. Peptide Vaccine Therapy in Colorectal Cancer. (
  • Bartnik A, Nirmal AJ, Yang S-Y. Peptide Vaccine Therapy in Colorectal Cancer. (
  • There are several different vaccine approaches, including the use of cell-based vaccines (autologous, allogeneic, or dendritic cell-based), tumor-associated peptide or protein vaccines, DNA vaccines, heat shock proteins, and recombinant technology using viral or bacterial vectors to enhance immunogenicity of vaccine preparations. (
  • Cancer vaccines have the potential to become a significant force in future cancer treatments. (
  • Standard of care treatments, such as surgery and ablation, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy, can also induce antitumor immunity, thereby having cancer vaccine effects. (
  • Drugs or physical treatments can mitigate the immunosuppressive cancer microenvironment and include chemotherapeutics, radiation, indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) inhibitors, inhibitors of T cell checkpoints, agonists of selected TNF receptor family members, and inhibitors of undesirable cytokines. (
  • These vaccines might eventually help to stop further growth of the cancer, prevent a cancer from coming back and destroy cancer cells left behind after other treatments. (
  • The Journal includes extensive reporting on advancements in radioimmunotherapy and the use of radiopharmaceuticals and radiolabeled peptides for the development of new cancer treatments. (
  • The conference will also aim to provide solutions to circumvent the challenges which face the development of successful targeted cancer treatments, within a competitive and important market. (
  • The 16+ industry led presentations and focus on the latest advances in personalised cancer treatments make this a leading event for the cancer vaccines industry. (
  • At this late stage, the cancer can't be cured, but treatments like these can slow its spread and help you live longer. (
  • The hope for vaccines is that they could one day create long-term action by the immune system to attack breast cancer cells, with fewer side effects than current treatments like chemotherapy. (
  • No vaccines have yet been approved in Britain to treat any type of cancer, and scientists believe it could not only double the survival rate of prostate cancer sufferers but give way to a new range of similar treatments for other tumour types. (
  • Dr Reiner Laus, president of the drug company, said the vaccine would have far milder side effects than existing treatments like chemotherapy and would hopefully be licensed by 2015. (
  • If either the cancer treatment or a medicine the Abingdon, England-based company is developing for cachexia, a muscle- wasting and weight-loss condition, progress toward regulatory approval they could help PsiOxus generate revenue to fund other treatments still in the laboratory or lead to its sale. (
  • Most recurrences happen five years after breast cancer treatments, which why Moffitt Cancer Center is working to fight that battle. (
  • Right now, he's looking for women and men who just completed the early stages of breast cancer treatments have the HER-2 protein. (
  • But a new class of cancer therapy is going even further by combining targeted treatments with personalized immune therapy. (
  • Provenge, and other immunologically based treatments under development do not prevent disease the way the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine staves off cervical cancer by using a weakened or dead virus. (
  • Even more general, Sanofi 's ( NYSE:SNY ) TheraCys, one of the treatments for bladder cancer, involves putting bacteria called bacille calmette-guerin directly into the bladder through a catheter. (
  • If the vaccine was used by men with less severe disease survival, it might be extended for even longer," and "compared with other treatments, such as chemotherapy, radiation and hormone therapy, Provenge has been touted as having fewer and less severe side effects," according to the study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. (
  • The goal is to help treat cancer or to help keep it from coming back after other treatments. (
  • NEC's core technology is well positioned for the development of personalized medicine, and we are strongly committed to delivering effective treatments for cancer patients. (
  • However, less availability of vaccines and advanced treatments in underdeveloped regions may limit the market growth. (
  • This trial is an important milestone in the development of new treatments for prostate cancer patients," said Small. (
  • Genetically tailored cancer treatments train the immune system to target mutations unique to each patient. (
  • According to the World Health Organization, there are about a half million cases of cervical cancer diagnosed each year and over a quarter million deaths. (
  • It causes a range of cancers, including most cases of cervical cancer - which is diagnosed in more than 10,000 U.S. women every year. (
  • It is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States and causes 70 percent of cases of cervical cancer. (
  • UK charity Cancer Research estimates that there are 2,800 new cases of cervical cancer diagnosed in the UK every year. (
  • Virtually all cases of cervical cancer are caused by HPV. (
  • One of her patients who is in her 40s recently took the second of three doses of the HPV vaccine that are required to confer protection against the HPV infection. (
  • A MONKEY virus that contaminated millions of doses of polio vaccine has been directly implicated in triggering cancer. (
  • The vaccines require three doses to be effective and has very minor side effects. (
  • The risks are still anecdotal: According to the CDC, 25 million doses of the vaccine have been distributed in the United States, and there have been several hundred reports of serious adverse effects, including 32 deaths. (
  • CDC estimates that if every time an 11 or 12-year-old was getting another vaccine, HPV was given as well, coverage with at least one of the recommended three doses would have been 91 percent instead of 47 percent. (
  • We have all gotten two doses of the MMR vaccine (unless we have medical issues or our parents hate us). (
  • Scientists at institutions including the University of California, San Diego, and privately held biotech company Jennerex Inc presented Phase 2 trial data on Saturday showing that patients given high doses of the altered vaccine, known as JX-594, lived for a median of 13.8 months compared with 6.7 months for patients treated with one-tenth of that dose. (
  • Therefore, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that 11-year-olds and 12-year-olds get two doses of an HPV vaccine. (
  • Without the Federal Government funding the vaccine, parents and young men must pay the cost themselves around $400 for full course of three doses. (
  • The CDC has quickly removed a page from their website, which WAS cached here (since removed by Google so you can view an image of the cache here), admitting that more than 98 million Americans received one or more doses of polio vaccine within an 8-year span from 1955-1963 when a proportion of the vaccine was contaminated with a cancer causing polyomavirus called SV40. (
  • Or it could mean that the vaccine was working even among women who had not received the full three doses, which included about 49 percent of women in the study. (
  • The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two doses. (
  • Cancer vaccines are designed to turn a patient's own immune system more strongly against cancer cells, and have been an area of recent and intense interest among oncologists. (
  • To create the individual vaccine, a receptor protein is extracted from the patient's malignant B cell lymphocytes and purified in large amounts. (
  • However, every patient's tumour possesses a unique set of mutations that must first be identified, which means that targeted vaccine approaches need to be individually tailored. (
  • Each patient received four weekly injections of their personalised vaccine using the patient's own white blood cells, which were manipulated in the lab. (
  • Sometimes a patient's own immune cells are removed and exposed to these substances in the lab to create the vaccine. (
  • For this vaccine, immune system cells are removed from the patient's blood and sent to a lab. (
  • Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) Associate Professor Ion Mandoiu is a co-principal investigator with Dr. Pramod Srivastava, director of the Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center at UConn Health, on a study leading to the development of a new approach to treating cancer by harnessing the power of the patient's own immune system. (
  • Neoantigen-based cancer vaccines designed to target the unique immunogenic mutations arising in each patient's tumor are breathing new life into a struggling approach. (
  • 3 This analysis includes, for example, the peptides' ability to be bound by the patient's particular major histocompatibility complex (MHC) proteins, which are used by both cancer cells and dendritic cells to present the neoantigens on their surface where they can be "seen" by the immune system. (
  • The entire genetic information of each patient's tumor was determined by deep sequencing and compared to the genome of healthy cells to determine cancer-cell specific mutations. (
  • Then, a synthetic RNA vaccine that encodes these mutations was manufactured and injected into the patient's lymph nodes. (
  • We inject the vaccine into the patient's lymph nodes, where so called dendritic cells, the coaches of the immune system, are resident. (
  • What Ugur Sahin and his colleagues are doing is to identify a series of chemical markers that are unique to a patient's cancer cells and then turn these into a genetic message that is injected into the bloodstream. (
  • Preventive (prophylactic) vaccines are used to prevent viral infections that cause cancer or contribute to cancer development. (
  • If these viral infections can be prevented, these cancers could be prevented as well. (
  • Since the early 2000s, dozens of human and animal tissues have been investigated for use in viral vaccines, especially for the production of influenza shots. (
  • One example showing great promise with regard to cancer is the prevention of human papillomavirus-positive cervical cancer by vaccinating with a recombinant viral capsid protein ( 13 ). (
  • The vaccinated women continued to have high levels of antibodies against HPV-16 and HPV-18, despite it being common for vaccines to decrease in efficacy after four years. (
  • 2 By demonstrating the efficacy of the neoantigen vaccine in the mouse model, we established the potential for using this approach in cancer patients with demonstrable neoantigens. (
  • The HPV 16 and 18 strains of virus are responsible for about 70 percent of cervical cancer cases. (
  • In particular, the strains HPV 16 and HPV 18 are known to cause 70 percent of cervical cancers and precancerous cervical lesions in women, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) . (
  • The vaccine described today was made to test whether people could be made immune to only one type of the cancer-causing virus, which causes 50 percent of cervical cancers. (
  • Merck is already testing a new version designed to work against multiple virus types, preventing 70 percent of cervical cancers, but it will not be ready for several years, a company scientist said. (
  • The first prostate cancer vaccine could be a step away after ministers gave their approval for a human trial of a new genetically modified therapy. (
  • Bloomberg News (7/28, Randall) reported, "Dendreon Corp.'s prostate cancer vaccine, Provenge, extended lives by 4.1 months," a discovery that "led to the drug's US approval in April. (
  • This virus is also associated with vaginal, vulvar, anal, penile and some oral cavity and throat (pharyngeal) cancers. (
  • The virus can also cause much rarer penile cancer in men. (
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that in 2010 HPV was responsible for up to 20% of head, neck and mouth cancers, 40-50% of penile cancers and 90% of anal cancers in men. (
  • Almost 100% of cervical cancers, and 85% of anal cancers, as well as many vulvar , vaginal , penile , and head and neck cancers are caused by infection with the Human Papilloma Virus or HPV . (
  • It can cause penile cancer, which is rare, but would be good to protect against. (
  • These last two types are also implicated in a proportion of penile, head and neck cancers. (
  • It is worth noting that anal and penile cancers in men are much rarer than cervical cancer in women. (
  • Dendritic cell vaccines are made from dendritic cells that are grown in a lab together with cancer cells. (
  • Scientists at Lancaster University have shed light on the metabolic switch observed in abnormal cells like cancer. (
  • Scientists are studying many different types of cancer vaccines and how they work in different ways. (
  • Scientists have worked out the genetic codes of many cancer cell proteins, so they can make them in the lab in large quantities. (
  • Scientists make the vaccine from your own cancer cells, another person's cancer cells or cancer cells that were grown in the laboratory. (
  • To make the vaccine, scientists grow dendritic cells alongside cancer cells in the lab. (
  • By adding a personalized cancer vaccine, scientists believe it should be possible to improve substantially the effectiveness of such immune-boosting medicines. (
  • Scientists change these substances in a lab and then put them back into your body so they can "teach" your immune system to attack the cancer. (
  • Scientists researching cancer vaccines have made a significant breakthrough that could allow many cancers, including breast and colorectal cancers, to be targeted. (
  • The cancer treatment was developed by scientists who began work at the University of Birmingham in 2001 and moved to the University of Oxford the next year. (
  • Scientists led by a researcher of Indian origin have developed the world's first therapeutic vaccine for cervical cancer that kills 85,000 Indian women every year. (
  • Scientists are reporting today that they have created the first vaccine that appears able to prevent cervical cancer. (
  • An international team of scientists has used DNA from healthy cells have been used to create a cancer vaccine to treat prostate tumours. (
  • This is a technology platform that can be applied by other scientists to develop vaccines for other types of cancers, ultimately helping, we hope, more types of cancer patients. (
  • Scientists think making cancer vaccines with neoantigens may be one way to do that. (
  • Rather than approach the disease based on what region of the body it stemmed from, scientists began to identify cancers in terms of their genetic signatures. (
  • To test the vaccine, scientists injected mice with skin , breast and colon cancer , with strands of "messenger" RNA, which is a genetic molecule similar to DNA. (
  • A new vaccine against the virus that causes cervical cancer can protect women from the disease for up to four and a half years, scientists have claimed. (
  • Scientists have tried to use vaccines to entice the immune system to attack the tumor. (
  • Scientists at the University of Texas' MD Anderson Cancer Center think they know why. (
  • Fearing donor disenchantment if a promised polio cure did not arrive, the foundation dismissed the gradualism of these virologists and sponsored younger scientists, notably Jonas Salk, who were willing to focus directly on the production of a vaccine. (
  • A vaccine that can teach the immune system to attack any type of cancer is being developed and tested by scientists in Germany. (
  • Many vaccines add an adjuvant -- a substance that boosts the action of your immune system against the cancer. (
  • The vaccine contains Agenus' QS-21 Stimulon adjuvant, or booster. (
  • But if the oil, known as an adjuvant, is part of the problem, then switching to a less potent one may improve responses to cancer vaccines. (
  • Another adjuvant could be used, but there are no guarantees that the vaccine will stimulate the immune system enough. (
  • Treatment of breast cancer in the adjuvant setting has changed rapidly over the last few years. (
  • The current literature regarding vaccine development for the treatment of breast cancer in the adjuvant setting is also reviewed. (
  • BCG can be administered intravesically (directly into the bladder) or as an adjuvant in other cancer vaccines. (
  • Breast cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer death in women worldwide and breast cancer rates are increasing rapidly. (
  • Treatment for metastatic breast cancer usually involves some combination of chemotherapy , hormone therapy , and targeted drugs. (
  • The FDA has not yet approved any vaccines to treat breast cancer. (
  • How do breast cancer vaccines work? (
  • In the future, it's possible that breast cancer vaccines might be combined with the HER2 -positive breast cancer drug trastuzumab ( Herceptin ), chemotherapy drugs , or radiation therapy . (
  • Vaccines are a more targeted way to treat breast cancer than radiation and chemotherapy. (
  • How can I get a breast cancer vaccine? (
  • It treats HER2-positive breast cancer, a type that contains a protein called human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2). (
  • Up to 30% of breast cancers make HER2 in large amounts, which helps the cancer cells grow. (
  • In studies, NeuVax boosted the immune system action against HER2-positive breast cancer. (
  • Another type of breast cancer vaccine infects the cancer cells with a virus that is altered so it doesn't make you sick. (
  • FAP-expressing cells are found in many cancers, including breast and colorectal cancers. (
  • I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2007 and had chemo and radiation the same year. (
  • I have had shingles 3 times in the past-years before Breast Cancer and the shingles vaccine coming out. (
  • This discussion is related to Shingles Vaccine for Breast Cancer Survivors . (
  • A quick primer on the different ways breast cancer can be treated. (
  • From mammograms to personal hygiene, learn the truth about these deadly breast cancer rumors. (
  • Breast cancer is not an inevitability. (
  • This vaccine technology was invented by a research team from Cleveland Clinic, led by Dr. Vincent Tuohy , the Mort and Iris November Distinguished Chair in Innovative Breast Cancer Research in the Department of Inflammation and Immunity at Cleveland Clinic's Lerner Research Institute. (
  • Dr. Tuohy discovered that this protein is abnormally expressed again when a woman contracts breast cancer, especially Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC), the most deadly form of this disease. (
  • Early studies to test this theory demonstrated highly significant prevention of breast cancer in animal models. (
  • The company's vaccine portfolio consists of a technology focused on the immunization against α-Lactalbumin to prevent triple negative breast cancer (TNBC). (
  • After being vaccinated for four weeks with either a control solution or one of the stem cell solutions, all of the mice had breast cancer cells implanted. (
  • The HER2/neu, the mutant protein most commonly found in breast cancer, led to drugs like trastuzumab ," said Faries. (
  • Every three minutes, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer. (
  • Some of those have fought breast cancer more than once. (
  • The vaccine is very safe, very well tolerated and does not cause any side effects when administered to women with breast cancer," said Soliman. (
  • Soliman says if this trial is successful, in five years women and men could be one step closer to never having to worry about breast cancer striking twice. (
  • Cancer vaccines are a type of biological therapy that prevents and heals various types of cancer, such as, cervical cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, breast cancer, and others. (
  • Approximately 235,000 new diagnoses of breast cancer were made last year, and over 40,000 patients died from the disease. (
  • As yet, there are no FDA-approved vaccines for breast cancer. (
  • Such a vaccine might target HER2, a cell surface hormone receptor that is overexpressed in the tumor cells of 15 to 30 percent of breast cancer patients. (
  • Besides developing a highly potent breast cancer vaccine, we have also demonstrated that PSMs are versatile," Shen said. (
  • And pinpointing a genetic signature, such as EGFR mutations in lung cancer or HER2 mutations in breast cancer, can guide therapy decisions. (
  • Colorectal cancer is the third most common cause of cancer-related deaths and the second most prevalent (after breast cancer) in the western world. (
  • Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women. (
  • The pioneering new vaccine has been hailed as 'promising' after 85 per cent of women with the most common non-invasive form of breast cancer, ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), were still showing protection after four years. (
  • Passive immunotherapeutic agents such as trastuzumab have been widely adopted as the standard of care for HER-2/neu overexpressing breast cancer. (
  • While most dogs with cancer are eligible to participate, Mamula said the study is mostly focused on cancers of the breast and colon, as well as osteosarcoma and nasopharyngeal cancer, which affects dogs more than humans. (
  • If you are a current or past breast cancer patient or had or will have surgery involving lymph nodes in your armpit, ask to receive the vaccine in the arm opposite of your cancer site or surgery. (
  • Perhaps the most compelling evidence of tumor immunosurveillance in humans is provided by the studies in breast cancer and paraneoplastic diseases. (
  • Onconeural Ags, which are normally expressed on neurons, can also be expressed in breast cancer cells ( 4 ). (
  • On April 8, 2008, New York-based company Antigenics announced that it had received approval for the first therapeutic cancer vaccine in Russia. (
  • A University of California, San Francisco study has found that men with advanced, often untreatable prostate cancer who received a therapeutic cancer vaccine went on to survive longer than those receiving a placebo. (
  • Lung cancer vaccine may refer to: A cancer vaccine for lung cancer: CimaVax-EGF, the first therapeutic cancer vaccine developed to target lung cancer. (
  • In 2010, Dendreon's Provenge became the first cancer vaccine approved by the FDA, generating renewed interest and support for this type of cancer immune therapy. (
  • Sipuleucel-T, Provenge , was approved by the FDA in April 2010 for metastatic hormone-refractory prostate cancer . (
  • WASHINGTON -- The FDA today approved the immunotherapeutic agent sipuleucel-T (Provenge) for the treatment of advanced prostate cancer, almost three years after the agency rejected an advisory group's recommendation in favor of the drug. (
  • s ( NASDAQ:DNDN ) Provenge recruits the immune system to attack the tumor and has been shown to extend prostate cancer patients' lives. (
  • It is marketed by Antigenics Inc.[citation needed] Sipuleucel-T, Provenge, was approved by the FDA in April 2010 for metastatic hormone-refractory prostate cancer. (
  • WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Girls as young as 11 and young women up to age 26 should get Merck and Co.'s Gardisil vaccine aimed at preventing a sexually transmitted virus that can cause cancer, a panel of U.S. experts said on Thursday. (
  • Merck has already been planning ahead for sales of the vaccine. (
  • The new vaccine, made by Merck, could reduce the number of cervical cancer cases world wide by about two-thirds. (
  • CHICAGO (Reuters) - Merck & Co. Inc.'s vaccine to prevent the world's most prevalent sexually transmitted infection sailed through a panel of U.S. health experts, despite early fears of opposition from the Christian Right that it might lead to promiscuity and a false sense of security. (
  • But Merck may ultimately find itself at loggerheads with those same groups as it seeks to make the vaccine mandatory for school admission, a step considered key for widespread acceptance and one that many of the groups oppose. (
  • That would give Merck at least a one-year advantage over GlaxoSmithKline Plc , which is developing its own HPV vaccine called Cervarix. (
  • Obviously, we believe school requirements are a very positive intervention because they do help to increase access on a state-by-state level to vaccines, especially for something as important as cervical cancer," Merck spokeswoman Kelly Dougherty said. (
  • She said Merck would give state health officials data and information about the vaccine -- the same approach it used to win initial backing from Christian groups. (
  • The Family Research Council's Sprigg said Merck met extensively with his group to address concerns that the vaccine might encourage promiscuous behavior by providing a false sense of protection against sexually transmitted disease. (
  • A U.S. television and print campaign, with the tagline "Tell Someone," makes no mention of the company or the vaccine, but Merck is now considering how to integrate the vaccine into its promotional materials, said Bev Lybrand, vice president of marketing. (
  • Merck made the vaccine and paid for the research. (
  • That vaccine is not the one that Merck hopes to market, company officials said. (
  • Various key players dominating the global cancer vaccines market comprises Biogen Inc., Merck & Co., Inc., Roche Inc. and others. (
  • Five of them cause cervical cancer. (
  • How does HPV infection cause cervical cancer? (
  • Having multiple strains at the same time is common, including those that can cause cervical cancer along with those that cause warts. (
  • The decision comes less than two weeks after GSK said the MAGE-A3 therapeutic vaccine did not help patients with non-small cell lung cancer in the Phase III study overall, but it was still looking for improvements among patients with a particular genetic profile. (
  • For example, thyroid cancer refers to the cancer of thyroid gland, pancreatic cancer is the cancer in the tissue of pancreas and lung cancer refers to the cancer in the tissue of lungs. (
  • Oncothyreon 's ( NASDAQ:ONTY ) Stimuvax, for example, used a lipid to help train the immune system to recognize tumor cells expressing the cancer-associated marker MUC-1, but the drug failed to show an effect on lung cancer patients in a phase 3 trial reported last year. (
  • When Marianne Michael 's beloved dog Elise came down with lung cancer, Michael thought she would just keep her pet as pain-free as possible for the rest of her life. (
  • Stimuvax, which had promising results from a phase IIB trial for inoperable lung cancer. (
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  • Government will start administering cervical cancer vaccines in schools from February next year, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has announced. (
  • TUESDAY, Aug. 14 -- Cervical cancer vaccines that prevent infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV) do not reduce or eliminate preexisting infections, a new study suggests. (
  • Not only would it help answer a basic fundamental question of biology, it would also help design vaccines that use adjuvants, molecules that help modulate the immune system and enhance its response. (
  • Though just a few vaccines currently use them, adjuvants might be the key to developing new kinds of vaccines. (
  • Now that we can predict the effects of multiple adjuvants with little data and a simple model, we need to extend this knowledge to the design of vaccines against both new and old threats,' Chevrier said. (
  • This review will focus on recent murine and human studies that use chemokines as therapeutic anti-cancer vaccine adjuvants. (
  • Certain strains of the virus can cause cancer, including cancer of the cervix (neck of the womb). (
  • This is because there are over 100 different strains of HPV, and so far it has only been possible to develop vaccines that are effective against some of them. (
  • The brand of vaccine called Cervarix is only effective against strains 16 and 18. (
  • The vaccine provides immunity against two specific strains of the virus, HPV 16 and HPV 18, and protects both men and women from the HPV infection and the risk of cancer. (
  • Together these two strains are responsible for over 80% of the cervical cancers in India," says Dr Bhatla. (
  • It's in the final stages of developing a new HPV vaccine that protects against nine different strains of virus - it adds HPV 31, 33, 45, 52 and 58 to the mix. (
  • The new study, to be presented this evening at a San Francisco meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, used a more sophisticated vaccine that is targeted against four strains of HPV instead of one. (
  • The vaccine works best in those who have not been exposed to any strains of HPV, and so is most widely recommended for females who are not yet sexually active. (
  • In the study, a team led by the CDC's Dr. Lauri Markowitz used data from a large health survey to compare rates of infection with certain strains of the HPV virus among girls and women aged 14-19 in the four-year period before the introduction of the vaccine (2003-2006) and after its introduction (2007-2010). (
  • Glaxo's Cervarix won U.S. approval in 2009 and protects against two of the most common cancer-causing strains of HPV. (
  • Some HPV strains lead to cervical cancer, and cervical cancer can kill. (
  • Some strains of the human papilloma virus (HPV) have been linked to cervical, anal, throat, and some other cancers. (
  • The HPV vaccine available in Ireland protects against these high risk strains of HPV (HPV 16 and 18), therefore preventing 70% of cervical cancers. (
  • However, they remain an attractive cancer treatment approach because they represent a specific, safe, and well-tolerated therapy that also offers the potential to avoid drug resistance and obtain durable treatment responses due to immunologic memory. (
  • We will provide a discussion of RNA structure, as it relates to RNA vaccine therapy. (
  • Farzin has published over 200 scientific papers and two edited books on the Functional Analysis of the Genome and Cancer Gene Therapy. (
  • Gene therapy can be used to manipulate the immune system to help body's natural defences to recognise and target cancer cells. (
  • The therapy is a combination of the virus used in a smallpox vaccine and a strain of the fowlpox virus, which causes diseases in poultry. (
  • He said: "It is now being tested in patients who already have prostate cancer, as a treatment rather than a prevention, but one of the attractions with a therapy like this is we can move it to earlier stages, and maybe eventually use it preventively. (
  • Illkirch, France-based Transgene last week reported positive interim results from mid- stage human tests of JX594, the liver cancer therapy it's developing with Jennerex. (
  • The therapy involves extracting white blood cells from a patient, mixing them with vaccine components and injecting the combination back into the person. (
  • Although TroVax did not show a significant survival advantage in the overall population studied, patients with a good prognostic profile receiving interleukin-2 therapy did live longer, results at the ECCO-ESMO cancer conference showed. (
  • Initial results suggest that the vaccine is safe and works in a manner similar to gene therapy. (
  • Treating cancer immunologically is a 'truly personalized therapy,' says Larry Kwak , a professor and chair of the Department of Lymphoma/Myeloma at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. (
  • We also discuss the mechanisms underlying the therapy and potential molecular targets in colon cancer. (
  • In my opinion, what is most exciting is that there is no reason that this approach to tumor therapy is limited to any particular kind of cancer," he said. (
  • It's used to treat advanced prostate cancer that is no longer being helped by hormone therapy. (
  • Individualized therapy is at the cutting edge of cancer treatment today, and, with this collaboration, we are able to further contribute to this approach. (
  • Unlike prostate cancer that is detected early, asymptomatic metastatic HRPC is resistant to traditional hormonal therapy, and treatment options have been limited. (
  • While the therapy has been effective in mice, it's still too early to tell its success on dog cancers, but Mamula and Post are hopeful. (
  • The work presented in this thesis shows that therapeutic cancer vaccines targeting the tumor vasculature are a feasible and promising approach for cancer therapy. (
  • 1 In a second study, we demonstrated that neoantigens were the targets of T cells activated by checkpoint blockade therapy, and that the introduction of synthesized neoantigens as a vaccine was sufficient to eliminate the sarcoma from mice. (
  • The adoptive transfer of cancer Ag-specific effector T cells in patients can result in tumor rejection, thereby illustrating the immune system potential for cancer therapy. (
  • But what usually happens is the virus doesn't cause a cancer , and after some time the body's immune system defeats it and gets rid of it. (
  • Cancer vaccines help your body's immune system recognise and attack cancer cells. (
  • New drugs like Opdivo and Tecentriq that enlist the body's immune system are improving the odds of survival, but their typical price tag of more than $150,000 a year is controversial and adding a personalized vaccine will jack costs up further. (
  • It works by stimulating the body's immune system to identify and attack cancer cells, while healthy tissue is left unharmed. (
  • The vaccine gets help from the body's immune system to fight the cancer cells. (
  • In addition, the volume discusses the advances made with genetic vaccines, including recent advances with DNA vaccines and the rapid transition of mRNA vaccines from the laboratory to bedside. (
  • The hepatitis B vaccine is available for all age groups to prevent HBV infection. (
  • The approval makes the agent available for treatment of men with asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic metastatic prostate cancer. (
  • Efforts are underway to develop vaccines against that same protein. (
  • The use of naked plasmid DNA as vaccine to elicit the immune system against disease provides a variety of practical benefits for large-scale vaccine production that are not as easily manageable with other forms of vaccines including recombinant protein or whole tumor cells [ 9 , 10 ]. (
  • Published in Science , the Cambridge report focuses on a type of stromal cell found in many cancers which expresses fibroblast activation protein alpha (FAP). (
  • Like, a protein that is over-expressed in cancer cells, but not normally found in healthy cells (I am not sure about the particular measles virus used in this particular study). (
  • Dr. Tuohy postulated that if women could be immunized against this protein, after the age of childbirth, the immune system could be trained to destroy the cancer cells as they arise, thus making it difficult for the cancer to gain critical mass. (
  • He says that Parsa's team would need to provide substantial evidence that the protein vaccine has a bigger benefit. (
  • Residual egg protein remains within the final vaccine solution and is the reason why persons with an egg allergy are advised against receiving the flu shot. (
  • HER2-positive cancers are cancers that have too much of the HER2 protein on their surface. (
  • When mutant protein fragments are recognized as foreign invaders by immune cells called T cells, this prompts them to attack and eliminate cancer cells. (
  • HPV vaccines successfully prevent women from developing the abnormal cells that can lead to cervical cancer. (
  • Dog cancers very closely resemble human cancers in many ways," Mamula said. (
  • But any woman who has ever had sex (including lesbian sex) is at some risk of cervical cancer. (
  • An HPV vaccine may reduce the risk of cervical cancer. (
  • Among women aged 15 to 26 years, vaccines reduced the risk of cervical precancer associated with HPV16/18 from 341 to 157 per 10,000. (
  • Cigarette smoking, both active and passive, increases the risk of cervical cancer. (
  • It received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for use in the treatment of advanced prostate cancer patients on April 29, 2010. (
  • The quest to harness the immune system for the treatment of cancer has been of great interest for more than 100 years, but new discoveries illuminating the requirements for immune activation and recognition of cancers have greatly increased the promise of reaching this goal. (
  • With the exception of some forms of premalignant disease, the proportion of patients benefiting from treatment with cancer vaccines, in addition to the mean survival advantages, leaves much to be desired. (
  • Cancer treatment vaccines are different because they try to get the immune system to attack cancer cells that are already in the body. (
  • The following cancer treatment vaccines are most commonly studied. (
  • The overall goals of the program are to define cancer-immune interactions that will result in the development diagnostic, preventative, and treatment strategies to combat cancers. (
  • Unlike vaccines to protect us from disease, cancer treatment vaccines are for people who already have cancer. (
  • More research is needed before they have a full picture of how well this type of treatment works and which cancers it could treat. (
  • A treatment called T-VEC (talimogene laherparepvec), also known as Imlygic, is similar to virus vaccines. (
  • The Pap test allows for the early detection of cervical cancer and that leads to successful treatment and fewer deaths. (
  • This is absolutely *the* future of cancer treatment- we are only going to keep getting better at this. (
  • Unlike traditional preventative vaccines, the MAGE-A3 treatment was designed for people with established disease, helping their immune systems to prevent the return of disease after surgery. (
  • One patient succumbed to cancer five months into the treatment. (
  • The treatment, developed by Bavarian-Nordic Immunotherapeutics, is aimed at men with advanced prostate cancer which cannot be cured by castration and for whom treatment options are very limited. (
  • Dr Kate Holmes, Head of Research at The Prostate Cancer Charity said: "This vaccine will not prevent prostate cancer, however results to date show it may be an exciting breakthrough for the treatment of men in the final stages of the disease. (
  • Men with advanced prostate cancer currently have very few treatment options available to them and if proven successful in the third trial phase this new vaccine would offer these men an urgently needed additional life extending treatment once other available options have stopped working. (
  • Are Personalized Vaccines the Future of Cancer Treatment? (
  • The primary treatment for cervical cancer is a hysterectomy, which has a 92% cure rate if the cancer is caught early. (
  • But that's not a requirement for cancer treatment. (
  • The vaccine treatment is for a period of three years," said Soliman. (
  • The vaccine has been welcomed as a hugely important medical advance in the treatment of one of the major forms of cancer in women. (
  • However, less number of commercially available vaccines for the treatment of cancer might restrain the market growth. (
  • Geographically, North America and Europe dominates the global cancer vaccines market due to large patient base and rise in treatment seeking population in these regions. (
  • We could completely inhibit tumor growth after just one dose of the cancer vaccine in the animal model," said principal investigator Haifa Shen, M.D., Ph.D. "This is the most amazing result we have ever seen in a tumor treatment study. (
  • We have shown that the PSM-mediated vaccine is not only potent enough to trigger tumor cell killing, but also modifies the tumor microenvironment in a way that favors tumor treatment. (
  • In a smaller study, four of the six patients who received a vaccine had no detectable cancer for more than two years after treatment. (
  • Get the facts about how cancer spreads, symptoms and signs, cancer stages, and treatment options for the most common types of cancers. (
  • However, until we get more experience with the treatment, we should take extreme care before extending CTLA-4 blockade from cancers arising from tissues that are not absolutely essential. (
  • The message they offered to the public focused on early detection: adults threatened by cancer bore individual responsibility for noticing cancer's symptoms and seeking treatment, but the medical profession did not have an obligation to eliminate the disease. (
  • Many women with cervical cancer must undergo hysterectomies as treatment, leaving them infertile. (
  • People rarely talk about constipation when they talk about cancer treatment and the anti-nausea medications, but it's real - and let me tell you, it's terribly unpleasant. (
  • Dr. Gerald Post of the Veterinary Cancer Center in Norwalk and Mark Mamula , professor of medicine at Yale School of Medicine, hope their study of a cancer vaccine will not only provide an effective treatment for dogs, but ultimately for people, too. (
  • The vaccines are safe for patients in treatment but will likely be more effective if timed in coordination with the treatment schedule. (
  • At that time, most cancer genomics efforts had focused on finding mutations in cancer genes for which there was a targeted small molecule treatment option. (
  • Research groups conducing separate studies in the US and Germany published promising results, generating cautious optimism that the approach could be a game-changer for cancer treatment. (
  • ResearchGate: Why does cancer treatment need to be personalized? (
  • The HPV vaccine also decreases the number of women with cells that are not normal in their cervix which can later become cancer, and therefore the number of women requiring treatment for these lesions. (
  • Currently, HPV vaccines are approved in Canada to prevent cervical cancer related to HPV. (
  • Back in 2008, two new vaccines which could help to prevent cancer of the cervix were introduced. (
  • Several approaches have been investigated including DNA vaccine engineering, co-delivery of immunomodulatory molecules, safe routes of administration, prime-boost regimen and strategies to break the immunosuppressive networks mechanisms adopted by malignant cells to prevent immune cell function. (
  • A double-punch approval by the FDA last week for two vaccines to prevent sexually transmitted diseases and, ultimately, several types of cancer has reignited another vaccine controversy, although this time not without just cause. (
  • The HPV vaccine could prevent thousands of people every year from getting cancer. (
  • While the HPV vaccine presented an opportunity to prevent women from contracting cancer, there were still obstacles to overcome. (
  • HPV Vaccines Help Prevent Cancer. (
  • A recent study from Stanford University tested the use of inactivated induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSs) for personalized cancer vaccines that could treat and even potentially prevent cancer. (
  • An FDA panel recommends the approval of a vaccine to prevent cervical cancer, the second-most deadly cancer for women. (
  • Today an FDA panel unanimously recommended the approval of a vaccine to prevent cervical cancer, the second most deadly cancer for women. (
  • Now, instead of preventing about 25,000 cases of cancer yearly in men and women, we will prevent 29,000-an additional 4000 cancers that can be prevented. (
  • This will prevent more cancers, and hopefully people will use it. (
  • So vaccinating boys could help prevent these rare cancers becoming more common. (
  • By directing the immune system toward a specific target, a vaccine may prevent recurrence. (
  • It's very encouraging that there will be a vaccine to prevent invasive cervical cancer,'' Dr. Koutsky said. (
  • The vaccine, given in three shots over six months, can be used to prevent cervical cancer but will not be able to treat it. (
  • Cancer vaccines enables to prevent the growth of cancer or reduce the risk of an individual. (
  • CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. introduction of a vaccine to prevent cervical cancer in 2006 has reduced infections with the human papillomavirus or HPV - the sexually transmitted virus that causes the disease - by more than half among girls and young women, U.S. health officials said on Wednesday. (
  • Unlike typical vaccines, the cancer variety wouldn't be given to prevent a tumor from forming but used to stimulate the immune system to attack after it formed. (
  • Most of us know about vaccines given to healthy people to help prevent infections, such as measles and chicken pox. (
  • But there are also some vaccines that may actually help prevent certain cancers. (
  • Getting the vaccine to help prevent HBV infection may therefore lower some people's risk of getting liver cancer. (
  • Doctors are not yet sure if it's possible to make vaccines to prevent these other cancers. (
  • What are we doing to prevent cervical cancer? (
  • How can the HPV vaccine help to prevent cervical cancer? (
  • A vaccine designed to prevent or treat cancer. (
  • An effective vaccine should also stimulate long term immune memory to prevent tumor recurrence. (
  • Cervical cancer screening using the Pap test or acetic acid can identify precancerous changes, which when treated, can prevent the development of cancer. (
  • Global Cancer Vaccines Market is expected to reach at $12,814 million from $4,073 million and register a CAGR of 17.7%, during the forecast period, 2017 - 2023. (
  • The global cancer vaccines market is driven by increase in the prevalence of human papilloma virus (HPV) infections, administration of prophylactic cancer vaccines, high investments & government funding in the development of cancer vaccines, and launch of new cancer vaccines. (
  • The goal is to stimulate the immune system to attack the cancer. (
  • In 2011, he approached us about the possibility of sequencing the DNA of these cancer cells to identify unique cancer peptides, or neoantigens, with the potential to stimulate the immune system against cancer. (
  • I think this is going to be a great cancer prevention tool but it is not going to be effective for about 10 years," said Dr. Carol Baker of the national Foundation for Infectious Disease, who was at the meeting. (
  • Developed countries like the US have managed to limit the damage caused by cervical cancer-less than a third of those diagnosed with the disease die from it in the US, says Surendra Shastri , head, department of preventive oncology, WHO collaborative centre for cancer prevention, screening and early detection at the Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai. (
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  • But no news is bad news for cancer prevention. (
  • The drugmaker's efforts to educate Christian groups while touting the vaccine's top selling point -- prevention of cervical cancer -- helped win them over. (
  • The Lyda Hill Cancer Prevention Center provides cancer risk assessment, screening and diagnostic services. (
  • It is the third leading cause of cancer deaths in men after lung and colorectal cancer. (
  • The main risks from superficial bladder cancer are that it may recur or that it may progress to invasive disease with a high mortality. (
  • Areas known to have HER2-positive cancers include the breasts, bladder, pancreas, ovaries and stomach. (
  • The bacteria, which is also used in tuberculosis vaccines, attracts immune cells that also attack the bladder cancer. (
  • I was also "lucky" not to have to need an even more brutal surgery that some cervical cancer patients require - pelvic exenteration, which removes the uterus, cervix, ovaries, fallopian tubes and vagina, as well as the bladder and part of the colon, rectum and intestines. (
  • It is marketed by Dendreon Corp. Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) was approved by the FDA in 1990 as a vaccine for early-stage bladder cancer. (
  • There are too many types of cancers and they are quite different from each other. (
  • There are more than 100 types of cancers and most of them are named based on the organ or types of the cell where they occur. (
  • These vaccines are made to recognize proteins on certain cancer cells. (
  • In the same way that vaccines work against diseases, the vaccines are made to recognise proteins that are on particular cancer cells. (
  • These vaccines are made from special proteins in cancer cells. (
  • These proteins are not found on healthy cells and they look foreign to the immune system, prompting specialist T-cells to step up their attack on cancer cells. (
  • One vaccine was developed at the U.S.-based Dana-Farber Institute and Broad Institute and the other by privately owned German biotech firm BioNTech, which uses so-called messenger RNA to carry the code for making its therapeutic proteins. (
  • Cancer vaccines contain proteins, DNA, or other pieces of cancer cells. (
  • The team discovered genes and proteins identical to those in SV40 in tissues from people with mesothelioma, a cancer found mainly in people exposed to asbestos (This Week, 21 May 1994, p 4). (
  • The most deadly form of brain cancer may be treatable with a vaccine that uses proteins from patients' own tumours, an encouraging preliminary trial suggests. (
  • He adds that the approach of injecting cancer proteins has also worked against kidney and skin cancers. (
  • Linette and his team crafted the personalized vaccines by sequencing patient genomes to identify the mutated proteins in the tumor cells. (
  • According to Science Daily , as cancer cells divide, they accumulate random DNA mutations (structural changes of a gene), some of which create mutated versions of proteins. (
  • The vaccine is made of virus-like particles, grown in yeast, that have all of the surface proteins of the virus but none of its genetic information. (
  • We synthesize tumor proteins in the lab and we put them together in a vaccine formulation," Mamula said. (
  • It has been estimated that 10-30 million Americans could have received an SV40 contaminated dose of the vaccine. (
  • But only about half of all U.S. girls have gotten at least one of the three recommended shots, and far fewer boys have gotten the first dose of the vaccine. (
  • However, the purpose of the early study was only to see what dose of the vaccine should be given and that such a dose isn't toxic, according to Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society. (
  • The study included 11 people given more than the lowest dose of the vaccine who were able to be evaluated. (
  • Dr. Disis was educated at the University of Nebraska Medical School, the University of Illinois College of Medicine and UW Medicine-Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. (