Vaccine Therapy, Oncolytic Viruses, and Gliomas.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

After years of active research and refinement, vaccine therapy and oncolytic viruses are becoming part of the arsenal in the treatment of gliomas. In contrast to standard treatment with radiation therapy and chemotherapy, vaccines are more specific to the patient and the tumor. The majority of ongoing vaccine trials are investigating peptide, heat shock protein, and dendritic cell vaccines. The immunosuppression triggered by the tumor itself and by its treatment is a major obstacle to vaccine and oncolytic virus therapy. Thus, combination therapy with different agents that affect the immune system will probably be necessary.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Desjardins, A; Vlahovic, G; Friedman, HS

Published Date

  • March 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 30 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 211 - 218

PubMed ID

  • 26984213

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0890-9091


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States