Combination immunotherapy clinical trial for prostate cancer patients with rise in PSA

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Men with prostate cancer that have experienced biochemically recurrent prostate cancer, a rise in PSA after definitive surgery or radiation, but no evidence of disease on imaging may be eligible for a new clinical trial at the NIH Clinical Center.

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men in the United States and is the second leading cause of death from cancer in men. A study led by Ravi Madan, M.D., Clinical Director of the Genitourinary Malignancies Branch, will test a combination treatment of the immunotherapy drugs PROSTVAC, CV301 and MSB0011359C (M7824) to try and induce an anti-tumor effect. Once a safe dosage is identified in an initial group with metastatic prostate cancer, investigators will study whether the drugs can decrease PSA values for patients with biochemically recurrent prostate cancer.

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Summary Posted: 04/2018