Clinical Trials

Cancer Vaccine ImMucin Shows REAL Promise

Vaxil BioTherapeutics has formulated a potential therapeutic cancer vaccine, ImMucin, that is now in phase III clinical trials to target Multiple Myeloma (a type of blood cancer) at Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem.  If all goes as expected, this breakthrough vaccine, administered on a regular basis, could not only...


What is Adoptive Immunotherapy?

  I’ve just read an interesting article on another novel approach to personalized medicine and personalized oncology called “Adoptive Immunotherapy” which works with the body’s immune system to fight cancer. (Yes I’ve started reading this sort of stuff instead of my normal trashy novels.)    Here’s my layman’s attempt to...


Two Heads Are Better Than One (clinical trials part deux)

The National Cancer Institute (at NIH) and CenterWatch are among the many different amazing organizations who post enrollment information on clinical trials. Additionally, many cancer centers now post information on the trials they are running on their very own hospital websites. I’ve looked through all of these sites, and candidly, I find them...


WTF is a Clinical Trial?

clinical trial (n): “a rigorously controlled test of a new drug or a new invasive medical device on human subjects; in the United States it is conducted under the direction of the FDA before being made available for general clinical use.” (source: Princeton University WordNet) Although I have heard of...




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