CimaVax EGF Vaccine

I have read where the CimaVax EGF Vaccine is available as treatment for lung cancer patients in Cuba and will soon be available in Peru. Supposedly, there are trials being conducted in the U.S. Anyone have any info on where the trials are taking place or any other information on this vaccine?

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I asked a Johns Hopkins Lung specialist about this vaccine and she replied that information on this vaccine was only in the popular press and there were no scientific journal publications, and she did not recommend trying to get this vaccine.

Reply from Lung Cancer Specialist:
"I have looked in the National Cancer Institutes linical trials listing for all legitimate trials in the nited States. I have also done searches of jour publication database as well as the databases from all the big meetings where new data gets published. There is nothing but stuff in the popular press. No presentations at legitimate scientific meetings or publications. "

Also US governenment will not grant permission to travel to Cuba where the popular press says it is avaialble to anyone in Cuban Hospitals.

"The Cuban Assets Control Regulations, 31 C.F.R. Part 515 (the “Regulations”), administered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, prohibit all persons subject to the jurisdiction of the United States from dealing in property in which Cuba or a Cuban national has an interest. This prohibition includes all Cuba travel-related transactions unless such transactions are authorized in accordance with current licensing policy set forth in § 515.560(a) and the related sections of the Regulations enumerated in § 515.560(a). See: Section 910 of the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act, Pub. L. No. 106-387, § 910(b), 114 Stat. 1549, 1549A-72 (2000). The Regulations affect all U.S. citizens and permanent residents wherever they are located and all people and organizations physically in the United States.

We sympathize with the circumstances described in your e-mail, and our response is in no way to be perceived as any reflection upon the seriousness of your wife’s condition. However we are unable to determine that your proposed travel falls within any of the eleven categories of travel set forth in § 515.560(a) of the Regulations for which specific licenses may be issued. Accordingly, such a request would not be granted at this time.

For information concerning the categories of travel for which licenses are issued, please refer to our Comprehensive Guidelines for License Applications to Engage in Travel-Related Transactions Involving Cuba on our Internet website at www.treas.gov/ofac.

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Hi spunky,

There is a clinical trial for Lucanix, another vaccine:
http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00676507?term=Lucanix&rank=1

I do not qualify for this because my chemo was more than 4 months ago - perhaps you qualify, they are still recruiting, and there are several locations.

I saw a posting on Lungevity about a person in Australia getting the CimaVax vaccine: http://www.lungevity.com.au/forum/messages.cfm?threadid=5DAA9CA6-1143-DEE3- 8D9920906984CE67
I have not seen anything about this vaccine in the US, but if I do, I'll let you know!

Hopefully you can get into the Lucanix trial.

Best regards!
Wennot

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The Lucanix trials are still recruiting, I contacted a doctor in Toronto and she said I could have my oncologist send my file along. HOWEVER - this is a double blind trial, that means some get a placebo and some get the vaccine. Who wants a placebo? Not me. Especially since participating involved WAY more blood work, way more tests and travelling. My chemo would not be able to be done a a satellite hospital 15 minutes from me anymore, I would have to go directly to Ottawa. If I would be getting the vaccine for sure, I would do it.

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