New approach to treat advanced melanoma

New approach to treat advanced melanoma

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Jan 19 2009

Skin cancer patient Debra Gardocki receives an injection from oncologist Dr. Sanjiv Agarwala as part of a study exploring a new approach to treat advanced melanoma — an often fatal form of cancer for which there are limited effective treatment options.

The study — which is taking place at up to 25 centers across the United States and Canada — includes combining a therapeutic cancer vaccine along with more traditional immune therapies.

Therapeutic cancer vaccines are uniquely designed to stimulate the body’s own defenses — the immune system — to find and fight cancer cells. The vaccine is designed to treat existing cancer rather than prevent it from developing. Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of sanofi-aventis Group, has invested more than five years of work to develop this vaccine regimen and bring it to clinical trials.

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http://www.sanofipasteur.com/

Source: www.news-medical.net

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