Immunotherapy for Non-Responsive Solid Tumors
Name of the Trial
Why Is This Trial Important?
Interleukin-7 (IL-7) is one immunotherapy agent being tested to treat cancer. IL-7 can stimulate tumor-fighting white blood cells (T cells and B cells) to grow. In addition, some animal studies have shown that treatment with IL-7 may cause tumors to shrink.
In this phase I trial, researchers are testing IL-7's ability to stimulate patients' white blood cells to kill cancer cells in solid tumors that have not responded to standard therapies. Solid tumors include cancers of body tissues other than the blood, bone marrow, or lymphatic system.
"IL-7 seems to be a very promising immunotherapy agent," said Dr. Kasten-Sportes. "This trial should provide the knowledge of how to best use IL-7 to improve immunotherapy in the treatment of solid tumors."
Who Can Join This Trial?
Where Is This Trial Taking Place?
Who to Contact
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