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NeoVax is a personalized experimental vaccine designed to recognize cancer-specific proteins, called neoantigens, that are present on the individual’s cancer cells but not on normal cells.
The vaccine, known as NeoVax, is based on research at Dana-Farber led by Catherine Wu, M.D.
David Braun, MD, Ph.D. said that such a vaccine could “steer” the immune response – after being freed by the checkpoint blocker drug – to focus tightly on the cancer cells.
A Study Combining NeoVax, a Personalized NeoAntigen Cancer Vaccine, With Ipilimumab to Treat High-risk Renal Cell Carcinoma is not yet recruiting patients.
Fact checked by Robert Carlson, MD