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Glioma peptide vaccine shows early hints of efficacy

Generally, childhood cancers can be fairly treatable. However, some brain cancers, such as malignant astrocytomas of the brainstem and cerebral hemispheres and multiply recurrent low-grade gliomas don't respond well to treatment and the outcomes are not good for the patient. Adult gliomas can be treated with immunotherapies, and a group from the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute decided to see how the approach would work in children.

Read more: http://www.fiercevaccines.com/story/glioma-peptide-vaccine-shows-early-hints-efficacy/2012-04-05