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First-in-human trial for new lung cancer immunotherapy


Cancer Research UK and Vaccitech Oncology Limited (VOLT), announced Wednesday that a new partnership to bring a novel immunotherapeutic vaccine strategy to patients with lung cancer. The vaccine treatment developed by VOLT, a strategic collaboration between Vaccitech Ltd and the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, is designed to stimulate the body’s immune system to attack cancer cells. It will deliver cancer-associated antigens (MAGE A3 and NY-ESO-1) to antigen presenting cells called dendritic cells, causing the immune system to produce cytotoxic T cells, which target and kill cancerous cells expressing the antigens.

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