Taking Aim at Brain Cancer

Langreth, Robert
September 2008
Forbes Asia;9/15/2008, Vol. 4 Issue 15, p198
The article offers information on a new brain cancer vaccine, devised by neurosurgeon John Sampson, that stimulates the body's immune system to attack cells with the mutation, leaving normal cells unharmed. It states that the cancer vaccine is in midstage human testing at Pfizer Inc. and Avant Immunotherapeutics Inc. It mentions that the new medicines target specific patients whose tumors have particular gene mutations, and the brain vaccine aims at about 40% of brain glioblastoma patients.


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