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Ovarian Cancer Gene Therapy Trial Using Cold Virus To Begin At University Of Kentucky

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July 26, 1999
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University Of Kentucky Medical Center
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For the first time at the University of Kentucky, researchers are beginning a Phase II clinical trial to evaluate a gene therapy product that may be used as a treatment for ovarian cancer. The clinical trial will evaluate the effectiveness of the p53 gene inserted into an adenovirus (common cold virus) in combination with standard surgery and chemotherapy to treat ovarian cancer that has spread to the abdominal cavity.

LEXINGTON, KY -- For the first time at the University of Kentucky, researchers are beginning a Phase II clinical trial to evaluate a gene therapy product that may be used as a treatment for ovarian cancer. The clinical trial will evaluate the effectiveness of the p53 gene inserted into an adenovirus (common cold virus) in combination with standard surgery and chemotherapy to treat ovarian cancer that has spread to the abdominal cavity.


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