AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 27, Number 3, 2018

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Poliovirus Therapy for Recurrent Glioblastoma Has 3-Year Survival Rate of 21%

Phase 1 study of Duke therapy shows long-term survival benefit for a lethal cancer

 

A genetically modified poliovirus therapy developed at Duke Cancer Institute shows significantly improved long-term survival for patients with recurrent glioblastoma, with a three-year survival rate of 21 percent in a phase 1 clinical trial.

Comparatively, just 4 percent of patients at Duke with the same type of recurring brain tumors were alive at three years when undergoing the previously available standard treatment.

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