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Dendritic Cells (DC) Vaccine for Metastatic Melanoma

2014-08-27 03:16:54 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to determine what effect using an experimental tumor vaccine (a substance or group of substances meant to cause the immune system to respond to a tumor) made using patients' own tumor cells and blood cells will have on their melanoma.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Uncontrolled, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Metastatic Melanoma

Intervention

Vaccination, Leukapheresis

Location

Upmc Upci Hcc
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
United States
15232

Status

Active, not recruiting

Source

University of Pittsburgh

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:16:54-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

An unpigmented malignant melanoma. It is an anaplastic melanoma consisting of cells derived from melanoblasts but not forming melanin. (Dorland, 27th ed; Stedman, 25th ed)

Group activities directed against VACCINATION.

Experimentally induced tumor that produces MELANIN in animals to provide a model for studying human MELANOMA.

Refusal to receive VACCINATION.

A cellular subtype of malignant melanoma. It is a pigmented lesion composed of melanocytes occurring on sun-exposed skin, usually the face and neck. The melanocytes are commonly multinucleated with a "starburst" appearance. It is considered by many to be the in situ phase of lentigo maligna melanoma.

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