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Cuban vaccine against advanced lung cancer shows promise
Published on January 16, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- The therapeutic vaccine Racotumomab (Vaxira), developed by Cuba’s Molecular Immunology Center (CIM) for advanced lung cancer is among the country’s scientific achievements, said experts at CIM.

The immunogen, which began to be applied in primary health care after its registration on the island in 2012, has shown encouraging results of survival and improvement of the quality of life of patients suffering from this deadly disease.

Dr Alina Hernandez, commercial and business manager of the company in charge of commercializing products and services of CIM, told ACN that this product of Cuban biotechnology, used in stage four of lung cancer, is safe, has no adverse effects and is registered in Cuba and Argentina.

In recent statements, Doctor of Sciences Agustin Lage, director of the center’s BioCubaFarma business group, explained that the production capacity of Vaxira, in addition to meeting the demand of Cuban patients in need of it, makes it possible to carry out clinical trials in Brazil, Argentina, Japan, Germany and Indonesia.
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