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Old 04-03-2011, 01:31 AM
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Default aunch of two phase 1 clinical trials for GBM

http://www.redorbit.com/news/health/...rapy_research/

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Baylor College of Medicine researchers at Texas Children's Cancer Center and their collaborators at The Methodist Hospital have launched two phase I clinical studies using immunotherapy to treat glioblastoma multiforme, the most aggressive type of brain cancer in both children and adults

the research team has developed two clinical studies. Both studies rely on taking T cells from the blood of GBM patients. In the laboratory, the T cells are then rendered specific for GBM before being reinfused into patients to attack different molecular targets on the patients' tumor. The first study targets a common virus called cytomegalovirus (CMV), which is present in the majority of GBMs, and the second study targets CMV as well as a molecule present on GBM cells called Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2 (HER2).
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