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Cytomegalovirus (CMV) and GBM updated info

cdolive4
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Joined: Sep 2011

Hi all -

I am interested in the current thinking on the link between CMV and GBM, and about the kinds of immunotherapies which might make a difference in battling this terrible disease. Does anyone have any current information on this? Thanks - CindyO

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I_Promise
Posts: 210
Joined: Aug 2011

Duke has a few clinical trials regarding CMV and gliomas. Go on clinicaltrial,gov and type in CMV and glioma and it should come up.

J.

Justin811
Posts: 1
Joined: Nov 2011

Dr. Gottschalk of Baylor's Center for Cell and Gene Therapy in Houston has 2 gene therapy trials targeting the CMV-GBM link that are currently open:

http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01205334
http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01109095

He's using a similar approach as the University of Pennsylvania researchers announced in August regarding the remarkable success of a gene therapy on leukemia (http://tinyurl.com/gene-therapy-leukemia).

Hope this helps.
-Justin

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