Antibody Could be Used to Target Tumor-Causing Protein, Study Shows | Melanoma Dispatch | Scoop.it

"Cincinnati Cancer Center (CCC) and University of Cincinnati (UC) Cancer Institute researchers have found in a phase-1 study that patients with advanced melanoma and kidney cancer who were treated with a certain antibody that targets a tumor-enhancing protein was safe, which could lead to more treatment options for patients.


"The study is published in the March 11 edition of PLOS ONE, a peer-reviewed, open access online publication.


"Principal Investigator John Morris, MD, clinical co-leader of the Molecular Therapeutics and Diagnosis Program for the CCC, co-leader of the UC Cancer Institute's Comprehensive Lung Cancer Program, professor in the division of hematology oncology at the UC College of Medicine and UC Health medical oncologist, says this study sheds light on a therapy that could be used alone or in combination to help patients with a number of cancers."