Clinical Trends for May 2016

Ryan Syrek

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May 27, 2016

Each week, we identify one top search term, speculate as to what caused its popularity, and provide an infographic on a related condition. If you have thoughts about what's trending and why, feel free to share them with us on Twitter or Facebook!

Clinical Trend of the Week (May 21-27): Glioblastoma

Glioblastoma brain tumors may have found a new enemy. According to new findings, a novel combination of a cytomegalovirus (CMV)-targeted dendritic cell (DC) vaccine results in significant improvements in overall survival in phase 2 clinical trials. After preconditioning with a tetanus booster, CMV pp65-DC vaccines showed encouraging survival data in a small study. So far, the CMV-targeting vaccine has demonstrated a good safety profile and significant increases in median progression-free survival (25.3 mo) and overall survival (41.1 mo). Physicians looking to provide the best treatment possible to patients who typically have a short clinical history certainly increased searches for this condition this week.

For more information on glioblastoma, read here.

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