CEL-SCI Corporation announced its Phase 3 Head and Neck Cancer clinical trial of its investigational cancer immunotherapy treatment Multikine (Leukocyte Interleukin, Injection) has added Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Québec (CHUQ)’s L’Hotel Dieu de Quebec to its growing number of clinical sites in North America. CHUQ is a network of three teaching hospitals affiliated with the medical school of Université Laval and several specialized institutions in Quebec City. CEL-SCI plans to activate additional clinical sites for accelerated patient enrollment in Canada.
The Principal Investigator for CEL-SCI’s Phase 3 trial at CHUQ is Dr. André Fortin, a radiation oncologist and visiting professor. He is responsible for the research protocols of radiation therapy for the oncology group at CHUQ. Dr. Fortin has extensive expertise in the treatment of cancers using radiation therapy for head and neck, pulmonary, and digestive cancers. He is very involved in clinical research within the department as evidenced by his numerous publications.
The Multikine Phase 3 study is enrolling patients with advanced primary, not yet treated, head and neck cancer. The objective of the study is to demonstrate a statistically significant improvement in overall survival of enrolled patients who are treated with the Multikine treatment regimen plus Standard of Care (SOC) vs. subjects who are treated with SOC only. CEL-SCI’s Multikine investigational immunotherapy is intended to create an anti-tumor immune response to reduce local/regional tumor recurrence and thereby increase the survival rate of these patients.
“We are adding many additional centers in Canada and the U.S. for the world’s largest Phase 3 trial in head and neck cancer. This will hopefully keep us on schedule to complete global enrollment with approximately 880 patients by the end of 2015,” stated CEL-SCI Chief Executive Officer Geert Kersten.
Date: August 19, 2014
Source: CEL-SCI Corporation
Filed Under: Drug Discovery