Dr. Elizabeth Mittendorf on Clinical Trials Exploring a New Breast Cancer Vaccine

​Elizabeth Mittendorf, MD, PhD, associate professor, Department of Surgical Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses an upcoming peptide vaccine to prevent recurrence in patients with breast cancer.

Elizabeth Mittendorf, MD, PhD, associate professor, Department of Surgical Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses an upcoming peptide vaccine to prevent recurrence in patients with breast cancer. Mittendorf says initially there was the HER2 peptide nelipepimut-S (E75) vaccine (NeuVax) that proved to be immunogenic. She says in a recent study, her and her colleagues combined E75 with GMCSF to help prevent recurrence.