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"Brain tumour vaccine promising"

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Source: Medical Post

Published: 13 May 2022

Category: Pharmaceutical

Rating: (2 stars)

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Delayed tumour progression helps glioblastoma multiforme patients live longer

SAN FRANCISCO | A novel vaccine that attacks a protein commonly found on the surface of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) tumours significantly increases the life expectancy of patients with this disease, according to phase II findings presented at the recent American Association of Neurological Surgeons meeting here.

The study outcomes showed the median time to tumour progression for 23 newly diagnosed GBM patients tested with the vaccine was 12.1 months, which compares favourably with the median time to tumour progression of 6.9 months reported for GBM patients treated with modern chemotherapy and radiation regimens....

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Total Score 4 of 10
Availability of Treatment Not Satisfactory (?)
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Costs of Treatment Not Satisfactory (?)
Evidence Satisfactory (?)
Quantification of Benefits of Treatment Not Satisfactory (?)
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