Medical Writing Medical Writing in Oncology Developing a treatment for ovarian cancer

Volume 21, Issue 1 - Medical Writing in Oncology

Developing a treatment for ovarian cancer


Ovarian cancer is a really nasty disease. Although, like most cancers, it is curable if caught early enough, in practice it is not usually diagnosed until it is too late for curative treatment. It initially responds well to treatment and patients can go into remission for months or even years, but it usually returns and ultimately proves fatal. In this article, I describe a project I have been working on designing clinical trials with a high-tech immunological product, Cvac™, which uses modified autologous dendritic cells to prime the patient's immune system to attack ovarian cancer cells. We hope that Cvac™ will prolong the period of time in which women can remain in remission from ovarian cancer, but we will have to wait for the results of the clinical trials to know whether it does.

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Message from the President
The war on cancer – What is the enemy, and are we winning?
Medical writing for cancer trials and submissions
Developing a treatment for ovarian cancer
The evolving landscape of medical education in oncology
Some considerations on the safety evaluation section of clinical study reports for studies with anticancer drugs
Identifying appropriate journals in which to publish original research on vaccines against human infectious diseases
New myths about English
From researcher in Europe to medical writer in India
Imaging techniques in oncology
Is cancer preventable? A literature review
A rising tide: Hospitals and social media
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