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Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center
Drug Names(s): Dendritic Cell Activating Scaffold, WDVAX
WDVAX is an aspirin-sized disk containing autologous melanoma cells taken from the patient. The cells are freeze/thawed to generate a tumor lysate which is then combined with the immune stimulating agents, GM-CSF and CpG, and a protein adhesive, PLGA, to form a disk-like sponge that can be implanted under the skin.
The disk is designed to stimulate the immune system against melanoma antigens in the lysate.
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