NEW CANAAN, CT, November 4, 2003—The Sabin Vaccine Institute, a non-profit research and education organization based in New Canaan, today concluded the second meeting of the Cancer Vaccine Consortium (CVC). The three-day meeting was held in Bethesda, Maryland and drew attendees from the United States, Canada and Europe. The purpose of the CVC is to enhance collaboration among companies undertaking research and development on cancer immunotherapies.
NEW CANAAN, CT—Treatment options for a variety of cancers are expanding to include an array of exciting new approaches. Along with well-established companies, newer biotechnology and biopharmaceutical firms are looking to break into an emerging market that would provide vaccines for both solid cancers—such as melanoma, prostate, breast, lung, cervical, colon, brain, and ovarian—and blood borne cancers—such as lymphoma, leukemia, and myeloma.
NEW CANAAN, CT— Cancer vaccines present an elusive goal, yet one that is increasingly within reach for biomedical researchers. Their hope is to offer physicians and cancer patients more and better therapy options than radiation and chemotherapy.
Leading experts are available to comment on the science and safety of vaccines, and parents are available to discuss what can happen when parents choose not to immunize their children.