LEHI, Utah, June 27, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CancerVAX, Inc., developer of a breakthrough universal cancer vaccine that uses the body’s immune system to fight cancer, today reports that after nearly a year of research, the UCLA team is ready to begin integrating their combined work into a complete vaccine construct for next phase testing and optimization.
In mid-2022, CancerVAX entered into a Sponsored Research Agreement with UCLA to develop a universal cancer vaccine (“UCV”) that can precisely detect, mark and kill cancer cells, while leaving healthy cells intact. This novel approach is comprised of three distinct parts:
Byron Elton, Chief Marketing Officer of CancerVAX, described the UCV in simple terms, “Our UCV is not a pharmaceutical chemical compound. It is a next generation immune based vaccine technology that we believe can be programmed to hunt down cancer cells, uniquely mark and kill them. This concept is inspired by the recent clinical successes of single disease cancer vaccines, such as those being developed by Pfizer and Moderna. More importantly, it was inspired by the global success of the COVID vaccine, which was developed in record time, manufactured at record low costs, and distributed at record scale, and restarted a halted global economy, all within 2 years. The COVID vaccine relied heavily on lipid nanoparticle and messenger RNA (mRNA) technology, both of which we are leveraging in the development of our universal cancer vaccine.”
Ryan Davies, CEO of CancerVAX commented, “According to the World Health Organization, 13.9 billion COVID vaccines were administered globally. The CDC reports that over 81% of Americans have received the COVID vaccine. This clearly demonstrates the efficiency of lipid nanoparticles and immune-based strategies to fight diseases. This is an extraordinary development. We feel so privileged to be working with UCLA, one of the top cancer research and treatment institutions in the world, to develop our novel cancer vaccine.
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CancerVAX, Inc. is a pre-clinical biotechnology company developing a breakthrough universal cancer vaccine to fight cancer using the body’s immune system. Working with a team of experienced cancer researchers and physicians at UCLA, we intend to create a Universal Cancer Vaccine that will detect, mark, and destroy only the diseased cells with incredible precision. Like the COVID-19 vaccines that train the body to recognize and destroy the coronavirus, our cancer vaccine will leverage the body’s immune system to destroy cancer cells. As we develop our universal cancer vaccine, we work with UCLA to develop single-disease cancer treatments targeting Ewing sarcoma, a rare but deadly bone and soft tissue cancer primarily affecting children and young adults. We look forward to the day when treating cancer will be as simple as getting a flu shot.
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