Scientists Find Melanoma Cure

Scientists Find Melanoma Cure

There are 9 comments on the findingDulcinea story from Jun 19, 2008, titled Scientists Find Melanoma Cure. In it, findingDulcinea reports that:

By cloning patients' own cells and injecting them back into the body to fight tumors, scientists claim they've cured advanced skin cancer for the first time.

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Paul Hill

Boston, MA

#1 Jun 22, 2008
This therapy does look promising. However, it is very impractical due to the large amount of patient specific manipulation required.

Also, only one of nine patients responded.

Another therapy had Phase 2 clinical trial results presented at ASCO earlier in the month which showed much better results, with a similar low level of side effects, and is completely practical coming in an off the shelf vial.

This is called Oncovex and has given 6 complete responses (ie disease iradications, as per the one in the New England Journal paper) of 43 patients in which its been tested, with six others achieving a partial response, also by an immunlogical mechanism (in part).

However, as yet the data has not been published, other than presentation at ASCO, and so is pretty low profile at the moment.

It is much more promising than the T cell approach as it gives a higher rate of response and is completely practical.

Unlike the T cell approach, it will also start a Phase 3 clinical trial soon, and thus should rapidly become available for patients more broadly.

I suggest that those who are interested in melanoma look into this further, as the results are stunning and better than anything I've seen before. I was at ASCO, and I saw.

A google search for Oncovex will soon take you to the results
Jeannine Skye

United States

#2 Jul 1, 2008
Has this been tested with breast cancer?

Tacoma, WA

#3 Jul 24, 2008
How soon would Oncovex be available to public usage given the current timeframe and testing is successful?

Randolph, MA

#4 Dec 8, 2008
my dad has sun cancer so find a cure and make this world a heathelr place find the cure

Randolph, MA

#5 Dec 8, 2008
thancks to all the hard working doctoers out there that help find cancer cure

Randolph, MA

#6 Dec 8, 2008
thancks doctors and find a cancer cure
Jo Ann Stalter


#9 Jan 21, 2010
Inproved cure since 2003, how much will it help now after 7 yr of Melanoma, will it work now? If so why won't. Do you think it will take Tumors away now?

Eden Prairie, MN

#10 Apr 1, 2010
i want to know the cure for melanoma
joan lapi

Hallandale, FL

#11 Feb 1, 2011
info on Verisante echnology please

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