Lung Cancer vaccine CimaVax-EGF – CIM Cuba

Diego VenegasAt the recent World Vaccine Congress Washington in April 2012 we had the pleasure of welcoming Dr Diego Venegas Ojeda, as one of our speakers.

Dr Venegas is an Oncologist and Assistant Professor of Faculty of Medicine “Alberto Hurtado” at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Committee Immunology Cancer of Latin American Immunology Association.

Dr Venegas worked very closely with the group of scientists in Cuba on the development of the lung cancer vaccine CimaVax-EGF.

In his presentation, which you can download here, Dr Venegas touched on the following:

  • Clinical development of CIMAvax EGF, the vaccine for non-small-cell lung cancer therapy
  • Turning life threatening cancer cells into a manageable, chronic disease by generating antibodies against the proteins which triggered the uncontrolled cell proliferation
  • Lessons learnt and future application possibilities for prostate, uterus and breast cancer

Download the full presentation here.

Comments 1

  1. Albert

    This is indeed good news for those who kept smoking tobacco and choose to ignore the consequences. I myself switched to electronic cigarettes after my friend has been “blessed” with this type of cancer.

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