SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - December 17, 2015) - Los Angeles-based ImmunoCellular Therapeutics Ltd.(
The Life Sciences Report : You and your team at ImmunoCellular Therapeutics Ltd. are studying ICT-107 (autologous dendritic cells pulsed with immunogenic peptides from six tumor-associated antigens) as an immunotherapy targeting glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), a very serious and very tough indication. This is your most advanced program, and the study is in newly diagnosed patients who have had surgical resection and chemo-radiation, but are not as worn down immunologically as patients treated over a prolonged period. Do you think you'll have a more durable result in this population?
Andrew Gengos: We hope so. Obviously, we're speculating, but we have two things in mind when we're selecting an indication like newly diagnosed glioblastoma. The first is that, when you're talking about an immunotherapy that utilizes the patient's immune system to attack cancer, it's important the patient be able to mount an immune response. If a patient is immune-depleted by chemotherapy, you have to question whether that's the best setting to test an immunotherapy in. Newly diagnosed glioblastoma patients, despite standard-of-care chemo-radiation treatment, are still typically able to mount an immune response following administration of our immunotherapy. The second key point is…
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