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TNFerade Biologic to Treat Locally Advanced Prostate Cancer

2014-08-27 03:16:41 | BioPortfolio

Summary

While radiation therapy with androgen ablation (hormone reduction) is the standard method of treating locally advanced prostate cancer. New treatments are being combined with radiation therapy in an effort to further improve the cure rates.

This study proposes to combine an experimental drug, TNFerade™ Biologic, (also called AdGVEGR.TNF.11D or "TNFerade") at different dose (amounts) levels in combination with radiation.

TNFerade™ Biologic is a form of gene transfer therapy that when injected into the tumor has shown to increase the effect of radiation therapy.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Uncontrolled, Endpoint Classification: Safety Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Locally Advanced Prostate Cancer

Intervention

TNFerade™ Biologic

Location

University of Chicago
Chicago
Illinois
United States
60637

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

GenVec

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:16:41-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

A glycoprotein that is a kallikrein-like serine proteinase and an esterase, produced by epithelial cells of both normal and malignant prostate tissue. It is an important marker for the diagnosis of prostate cancer.

An aromatase inhibitor that produces a state of "medical" adrenalectomy by blocking the production of adrenal steroids. It also blocks the conversion of androgens to estrogens. Aminoglutethimide has been used in the treatment of advanced breast and prostate cancer. It was formerly used for its weak anticonvulsant properties. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p454)

A synthetic retinoid that is used orally as a chemopreventive against prostate cancer and in women at risk of developing contralateral breast cancer. It is also effective as an antineoplastic agent.

Tissue ablation of the PROSTATE performed by ultrasound from a transducer placed in the RECTUM. The procedure is used to treat prostate cancer (PROSTATIC NEOPLASMS) and benign prostatic hypertrophy (PROSTATIC HYPERPLASIA).

Proteins secreted by the prostate gland. The major secretory proteins from the human prostate gland include PROSTATE-SPECIFIC ANTIGEN, prostate-specific acid phosphatase, prostate-specific membrane antigen, and prostate-specific protein-94.

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