A Vaccine Therapeutic for Treatment of Cervical Cancer

Description:

Title

A Vaccine Therapeutic for Treatment of Cervical Cancer

 

Current State of the Art

HPV 16 and 18 infections are primarily responsible for 70% cases of cervical cancer. Present treatment options majorly involve surgery and radiation therapy.  Chemotherapeutic agents are sometimes used in combination with the former two treatment options.

 

Problem with the Current Art

Surgery on reproductive organs often complicate post-surgery consequences and may not prevent recurrence. Chemotherapeutic agents could possibly serve as an alternative to the existing treatment options. However lack of selectivity and severe side effects are major limitations for their use.

 

Advantage of Invention

This invention provides immunogenic synthetic peptide vaccine consisting of amino acids 13 through 21, and derivatives thereof, of the HPV 18 E6 protein. The vaccine creates a cytotoxic T-lymphocyte immune response against the tumor cells resulting in destruction of the HPV infected cells.

 

GRU #2015-015

 

Patent Information:
Category(s):
Therapeutics
For Information, Contact:
Partha Choudhury
Augusta University
Inventors:
Samir Khleif
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