Lifespan announces ‘breakthrough’ in brain cancer research

RESEARCHERS from the Lifespan Cancer Institute announced results of a cancer vaccine clinical trial that showed the vaccine can improve survival rate of patients with brain tumors. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL
PROVIDENCE – Lifespan Cancer Institute researchers Friday announced they have made "a breakthrough" in treating patients with an aggressive brain cancer. Researchers said the Phase III trial of the DCVax-L vaccine showed improved the survival rates in patients with newly diagnosed and returning glioblastoma, the most common and most lethal form of brain cancer. Dr.…

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