Archives for April 2012

GVAX Vaccine for Pancreatic Cancers

GVAX is a vaccine made from pancreatic cancer cells that have been genetically modified to produce the cytokine GM-CSF, which stimulates the immune system. The cells are then irradiated to prevent cell growth. Results from a phase II clinical… [Learn More…]

MRI for Pre-surgical Detection of Mutations in Brain Tumors

Mutations in the isocitrate dehydrogenase genes (IDH1 and IDH2) are found in roughly 70 % of low and intermediate-grade gliomas, and the presence of these mutations means patients generally survive longer, but don’t respond as well to standard… [Learn More…]