Phase3 Rindopepimut ,CDX-110 Celldex Therapeutics’ brain cancer vaccine

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Glioblastoma (GB) - Photo via Pharmapolis

MAR 2013


Immunotherapeutic vaccine called Rindopepimut showed positive results in prolonging survival in patients with newly diagnosed EGFRvIII-positive glioblastoma (GB), one of the most aggressive forms of brain cancer

Celldex Therapeutics’  brain cancer vaccine, rindopepimut, also known as CDX-110, targets EGFRvIII, an activated mutation of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). This mutation is found in about 31% of cases of glioblastoma multiforme, a form of fast-growing brain cancer and the most common type of primary brain tumor. It can contribute to tumor growth, and is linked with poor long-term survival. It is not seen in normal tissue.

In the ACT III Phase II trial, which involved people with newly diagnosed EGFRvIII-positive glioblastoma, 65 patients were given rindopepimut in combination with standard-of-care treatment (temozolomide), after having undergone surgery and standard chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

focus on is Rindopepimut, an immunotherapy treatment that targets EGFRvIII. As it’s not found at significant levels in…

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