Brain Tumor Vaccine Offers Hope to Cancer Patients

Brain tumor specialists Christopher McPherson, MD, and Rekha Chaudhary, MD, join Community Advisory Board Chair Kathy Beechem in a discussion about the promising vaccine. Of the vaccine trials underway at the UC Brain Tumor Center, Dr. McPherson says, “I think this is the best news we’ve seen for brain tumor treatment in a long time.”…
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Brain Cancer Vaccine Shows Early Promise, But Further Trials Will Tell

Christopher McPherson, MD, a  neurosurgeon with the UC Brain Tumor Center, discusses the new clinical trials for glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive form of brain cancer, in a video segment for ABC News. Read more »

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Brain Tumor ‘Vaccine’ Clinical Trials Open, Recruiting at UC

Contact: Amanda Harper 513-558-4657 Cincinnati—Researchers are currently seeking patients with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) for two novel cancer vaccine clinical trials. This fast-growing form of brain tumor occurs in the central nervous system and accounts for 60 percent of the 17,000 new primary brain tumors diagnosed annually in the United States. “Despite advances in surgical…
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UC Brain Tumor Center Researchers Test Experimental DC-Vax Vaccine for Glioblastoma

Contact: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 CINCINNATI – Researchers at  the University of Cincinnati (UC) Brain Tumor Center have joined a national study to help determine whether a vaccine is  capable of combating glioblastoma multiforme, a highly aggressive brain  tumor. In the Phase II, multi-center trial,  researchers will create  a vaccine by combining brain tumor…
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