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Cancer vax combo lands

Posted 19 November 2020

Clinical research organisation Novotech is gearing up to trial yet another genetically modified (GM) cancer vaccine in Australia as the Office of Gene Technology Regulator completes its risk assessment of the company's proposed GM bladder cancer vaccine study.

This week the Sydney-based company applied for a licence application to run a phase 1/2a clinical trial of Takeda's TBio-6517, a GM Vaccinia virus in combination with MSD's Keytruda as a treatment for patients with advanced solid cancerous tumours.

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