NEWS AND DEVELOPMENT
- Elios Therapeutics, LLC recently received FDA approval of its Investigational New Drug (IND) application and its randomized phase IIb trial planned to enroll 120 stage III and IV (resected) melanoma patients to assess the ability of a personalized vaccine to prevent recurrence.
- Vaccine for Cancer Comes Closer to Fruition as Immunotherapy Pioneer Joins Orbis Health Solutions
- Buddy Long, president of Perseus PCI, the advanced cancer treatment center headquartered in the Cayman Islands, has announced the appointment of Dr. Sook Yin MD as treating physician and clinic director at the company’s Cayman Islands clinic.
- A US-based doctor and biomedical researcher who has developed a radiation and chemotherapy-free cancer treatment has opened a clinic in the Cayman Islands because, he says, the wait for the Food and Drug Administration's approval is years away.
- Clinical trials of a cancer vaccine for patients with a specific stage of melanoma have begun at Perseus, a Cayman company that specializes in personalized cancer immunotherapeutics (PCI) that treat solid tumors.
Personalized Cancer Vaccine Moves to Phase IIb Trial at Leading U.S. Cancer Hospitals
AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Elios Therapeutics, LLC recently received FDA approval of its Investigational New Drug (IND) application and its randomized phase IIb trial planned to enroll 120 stage III and IV (resected) melanoma patients to assess the ability of a personalized vaccine to prevent recurrence. The trial will be conducted at a dozen leading academic cancer research hospitals in the United States.
“The Elios vaccine has shown effectiveness in metastatic patients, and delivered even more promising results in the adjuvant setting. Further, the vaccine has the safety profile to allow for treatment in a preventive setting,” explains George E. Peoples, MD, FACS and Chief Medical Officer, Elios Therapeutics, LLC. “Stage III and IV melanoma patients do not currently have an option for a safe, non-toxic, and effective adjuvant therapy. Melanoma at this stage recurs at an approximately 60-70 percent rate in two years, and once that happens, patients will very likely succumb to their disease. We believe that our vaccine technology can cut that rate significantly, preventing recurrence and death.”