First Patient Dosed in Phase 2 Study of Cancer Vaccine Combination in Ovarian Cancer

First Patient Dosed in Phase 2 Study of Cancer Vaccine Combination in Ovarian Cancer
The first patient has been dosed in a Phase 2 extension study investigating the cancer vaccine DSP-7888 (ombipepimut-S) in combination with the checkpoint inhibitor Keytruda (pembrolizumab), in people with platinum-resistant ovarian cancer. The announcement follows promising data from the first portion of this Phase 1b/2 clinical trial (NCT03311334). The Phase 2 part is actively recruiting patients at sites across the United States. "Patients with platinum-resistant ovarian cancer have a high unmet need with limited treatment options; therefore, we are excited to advance the study of DSP-7888 plus pembrolizumab and evaluate its role and potential benefits," Patricia Andrews, said in a press release. Andrews is CEO and global head of oncology at Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Oncology (SDP Oncology). Cancer patients are considered platinum-resistant if they
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