Tuesday, September 2, 2014

GRU Cancer Center partners with Advaxis for clinical trials

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Georgia Regents University Cancer Center has entered into a master clinical trial agreement with Advaxis Inc., a biotechnology company specializing in cancer immunotherapies. Under the terms of the agreement, the Cancer Center will conduct four clinical trials under the supervision of Cancer Center Director Dr. Samir N. Khleif.

The planned trials will further develop Advaxis’ two lead immunotherapies: ADXS-HPV for cervical cancer and ADXS-cHER2 for breast cancer.

“The preclinical success we have had with the Advaxis platform technology has prompted us to move into human trials with multiple treatment approaches for cervical and breast cancer,” Khleif said. “We hope to see positive results in cervical and breast cancer patients as we partner with Advaxis in developing its novel treatments.”

The GRU Cancer Center is a multi-disciplinary academic cancer center focused on both research and clinical treatment. Its patient-centered approach to treatment includes first-in-the-nation treatment protocols, an experimental therapeutics program that includes specialized clinics for Phase I trials and immunotherapy and a variety of ancillary programs – including nutritional and genetic counseling – designed with holistic healing in mind. Visit cancer.gru.edu for more information.

 

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