The glycopeptides is the latest advancement that promises to deliver just that level of therapy for the patient and was developed by a researcher at the University of Georgia.
The glycopeptides therapy is currently in animal trials and is expected to change the way that we apply medicine in the future. Revolutionary medicine such as this is the foundation of potential vaccinations for other diseases and could potentially become the next foundation of industry, producing these new and revolutionary vaccines.
The director of the UGA Cancer Center stated that there is an emphasis on taking such discoveries and translating them into marketable products for companies. The UGA has indicated that the next steps for the treatment are to stage clinical trials of the product, but it will take several million dollars and around seven years to get from animal trials to a medicinal compound on the market.
The professor of chemistry at the UGA Complex Carbohydrate Research Center collaborated at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona and helped to develop the immunotherapy treatment. The treatment, a tripartite immunotherapy, eliminated the size of the tumors in mice by over 80 percent or more. The compound has attempted for breast cancer but should be an effective treatment method for prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer and lung cancer.
The research at the University of Georgia have been made possible because of the state’s cancer research infrastructure, a medical research methodology that evolved with the creation of the Georgia Cancer Coalition in the late 1990s. Previous Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes was emphatic that the people in the State of Georgia should have the ability to receive advanced treatments at home. Several research Universities have been given the ability to do much research in the treatment of cancer. Emory University has driven much of the research and is expected to unveil a promising proton beam treatment for radiation therapy in 2015.
Emory is also managing trials on several cancer drugs. A new vaccine could not only promise help and hope for people that are suffering with cancer, but also promises the potential for jobs for individuals and the potential for increased revenue in the State of Georgia- and it today’s world, helping to conquer cancer and the economic woes of the people is good news indeed.