Virotherapy Shows Promising Efficacy in Neuroendocrine Cancers Abstract #2910

Introduction: So far, there have been only two clinical studies using virotherapeutics to treat neuroendocrine cancers (NCT00314925 & NCT02749331). Notably, none of these approaches employed a clinically approved virotherapeutic compound.
Aim(s): In our current preclinical work of virotherapy on neuroendocrine cancer using a panel of human NET/NEC (neuroendocrine tumor/neuroendocrine carcinoma) cell lines we employed a HSV-1 based vector named T-VEC (IMLYGIC™), which is the only EMA/FDA virotherapeutic compound approved, but so far only for advanced stages of melanoma.
Materials and methods: Oncolytic properties of T-VEC were demonstrated with the SRB cell viability assay. Virus transgene expression could be observed using the LEGEND MAX™ Human GM-CSF ELISA. Viral replication patterns were studied by sequential virus quantification. Moreover, a combinatorial treatment with the mTOR inhibitor everolimus was assessed by a real-time cell monitoring.
Conference: 17th Annual ENETS Conference 2020 (2020)
Category: Basic Science - In vitro models, tumor growth, CTCs
Presenting Author: Prof. Ulrich M. Lauer

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