Monday, March 24, 2014

The Motley Fool: Cancer Vaccines: Doomed to Fail?

Some ideas sound good in theory but just never manage to work out in real-world experience, and cancer vaccines are on their way to that destination. Following the failures of Vical and Merck KGaA with their respective cancer vaccines, GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK  ) has announced the second pivotal trial failure for its MAGE-A3 cancer vaccine. Glaxo will continue to try to identify patient sub-populations in both melanoma and lung cancer that could/do respond to a clinically significant degree, but the odds are good that this high-risk/high-reward program is on its last legs.

Continue reading here:
Cancer Vaccines: Doomed to Fail?

No comments: