FDA-Approved Drug Makes Established Cancer Vaccine Work Better, Penn Study Finds

May 17, 2012

Penn Medicine News Release

A team from the Perelman School of Medicine and the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute at the University of Pennsylvania found that the FDA-approved drug daclizumab improved the survival of breast cancer patients taking a cancer vaccine by 30 percent, compared to those patients not taking daclizumab. This proof-of-concept study is published this week in Science Translational Medicine. Senior authors of the study are Robert H. Vonderheide, MD, DPhil, associate professor of Medicine, and James L. Riley, PhD, associate professor of Microbiology... Read More

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