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UM/Sylvester Immune System Cancer Trial For Blood Cancers Moves to Phase II

03.30.2004

The University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center has opened a phase II clinical trial of a monoclonal antibody which offers potential treatment for hematologic malignancies. This antibody, SGN-30, shows promise against several lymphomas by acting as a biological response modifier – a method to help enhance immunity to fight cancer. Several patients are already enrolled in the protocol.

UM/Sylvester Scientist Devises Way to Target Slow-Growing Cancer Cells

03.23.2004

The University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center has opened a Phase I clinical trial on a potential treatment for slow-growing tumor cells. The treatment has shown great promise in a variety of solid tumors in the laboratory and would be the first of its kind to focus on these hard-to-treat cancer cells, which can also contribute to metastasis. Theodore J. Lampidis, Ph.D., a scientist in the Tumor Cell Biology Program at UM/Sylvester, developed a way to target these slow-growing malignant cells through glycolysis, the process by which a cell converts sugar into energy.