Argos’ PhIII for its personalized cancer vaccine implodes during an interim analysis
Argos Therapeutics’ $ARGS Phase III study of its personalized cancer vaccine rocapuldencel-T has ended in disaster. Its independent monitoring committee concluded in an interim analysis that the late-stage trial for metastatic renal cell carcinoma was headed to a near certain failure, calling for an end to the study.
Argos treatment is designed to capture the antigens specific to a patients’ tumor cells, ramping up an immune response to wipe out those cancer cells. Investigators combined their drug with Sutent (sunitinib) and compared it to standard of care.
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