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First trials could see brain cancer vaccine become available to those with private medical cover

Published on 20/10/2010
A new vaccine that could help treat a form of brain cancer could soon be available to those with private medical cover and other patients.

The first clinical trials of the vaccine, called IMA950, have now begun, with up to 45 patients taking part.

It will be used alongside surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy to treat those with glioblastoma, one of the most common forms of brain cancer in the UK.

The vaccine contains 11 peptides (strings of amino acids) that are found on the surface of glioblastoma tumours but not on the surface of healthy cells.

This allows cells in the immune system to recognise cancer cells as unhealthy, which they can then target and destroy.

"Our scientists are working at the cutting edge of the field to find new and powerful ways to treat cancer," said Nigel Blackburn, director of drug development at Cancer Research UK, which is conducting the trial.

"Using the immune system to fight cancer is an exciting area of research and something we are heavily investing in as a promising way to treat a broad range of cancers."

Brain tumours affect around 8,000 people each year in the UK.
© ActiveQuote Ltd. 2010


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