Monday, December 30, 2019
Combination Immunotherapies Offer New Hope for Chemotherapy-Resistant Ovarian Cancer Patients
The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) awards $20 million dollars each year for research into ovarian cancer. But each year, Congress has to allocate this money and we continue to hope that in 2020, this research will again be funded.
I have had the privilege and honor to have served in 2016, 2017 and 2019 as a consumer advocate to award these grants. Although consumer advocates and other members of the panel are never at liberty to discuss individual applications for funding, each year, CDMRP posts on their website, the results of those who have received funding. You can find out more about this by following this link.
In the meantime, here is an article about the oncolytic viruses used in immunotherapy in the treatment of OC. As many of our readers know, immunotherapy is not consistently effective in treating OC. Research by Dr. Dmitry Zamarin out of Sloan Kettering, may shed light on why that is...