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Colon Cancer treatment details. Immunotherapy. Cancer Vaccine Center, Kurume University, Kurume, Japan

Survival: 16.4 months
Toxicity Grade: 4
Treatments: Immunotherapy
Country: Japan
City/State/Province: Kurume
Hospital: Cancer Vaccine Center, Kurume University
Journal: Link
Date: 10/2014

This phase 2 study involved 60 previously treated advanced colorectal cancer patients. The median patient age was 60 years and 33 were male.

Patients received immunotherapy with a personalized peptide vaccine (PPV). The vaccine contained markers of the patientsí own cancer cells so that the immune system would be stimulated to attack those cells.

The most severe toxicities were grade 4 anemia. Grade 3 leucopenia, lymphopenia, and rash were also reported.

The median overall survival was 16.4 months.

Correspondence: Dr. Tetsuro Sasada; email:

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