Cancer - The Investigational Therapy Multikine« (Leukocyte Interleukin, Injection)

Multikine (Leukocyte Interleukin, Injection) is the full name of this investigational therapy, which, for simplicity, is referred to in the remainder of this page as Multikine*.

CEL-SCI's lead investigational therapy Multikine, is the first immunotherapeutic agent being developed as a potential first-line treatment for advanced primary head and neck cancer. If it were to be approved for use following completion of our clinical development program, Multikine would be a different kind of therapy in the fight against cancer: one that is designed with the intent to employ our body's natural ability to fight tumors. CEL-SCI is currently conducting a large Phase III clinical study with Multikine in head and neck cancer patients with advanced disease who are treatment na´ve (i.e., have received no prior treatment). The current recommendation for initial treatment of these patients according to the NCCN guidelines (published by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network) is surgery followed by radiotherapy (or surgery followed by combined radiochemotherapy) - depending on pathology assessment of the resected tumor following surgery. In CEL-SCI's ongoing study, patients receiving Multikine have it administered before these other treatments are given. At the completion of CEL-SCI's clinical development program, if the results indicate that this investigational therapy met its pre-specified endpoints, a Biologics License Application will be prepared and submitted to the FDA by CEL-SCI. CEL-SCI intends to propose in that application that Multikine be administered to advanced primary head and neck cancer patients according to the same protocol that is being followed in the Phase III study.

Multikine has the potential to be the first of a new class of cancer immunotherapy drugs. It is thought to be the first known combination immunotherapy, possessing both active and passive properties.

Multikine is designed to directly affect both the tumor cells themselves and activate an anti-tumor immune response. Read more about Multikine

CEL-SCI's business strategy is to create genuinely new and innovative therapies that meet unmet medical needs, as opposed to minor innovations to existing therapies or 'me-too' products.

In order to truly understand the potential for Multikine to be an innovative immunotherapy product, we invite you to read a brief summary of the field of cancer immunotherapy, which briefly summarizes the different therapies in this field.

  o Introduction to Cancer Immunotherapy  
     
  o Types of Biological Cancer Immunotherapy  
   
       
  o Passive Immunotherapy  
   
       
  Monoclonal Antibodies (mAbs)  
   
     
> Limitations of mAbs  
     
 
 
  o Active Immunotherapy  
   
       
  Cancer Vaccines  
   
     
> Limitations of Cancer Vaccines  
     
 
  Cellular Therapies  
   
     
> Limitations of Cellular Immunotherapies  
     
 
  Adjuvants  
   
     
> Limitations of Adjuvant Immunotherapies  
     
 
 
  o Investigational Combination Immunotherapy  
   
       
  Multikine Investigational Therapy  
       
 
 
  o Limitations of Current Immunotherapies  
       
  o What is the Investigational Therapy Multikine?  
   
       
  o Introduction to Investigational Therapy Multikine  
       
  o Multikine has the potential to be in a new class of immunotherapy drugs  
       
  o Clinical Trial Status of Investigational Therapy Multikine  
       
  o Investigational Therapy Multikine Phase III clinical trial design  
       
  o Current Knowledge of the Mechanism of Action of the Investigational Therapy Multikine  
       
  o Potential Relevance of The Investigational Therapy Multikine to the Medical Community Responsible for Head and Neck Cancer Patients with Advanced Disease if Approved for Marketing by the FDA  
       
  o Head and Neck Cancer  
   
       
  Introduction  
       
  Key Points  
       
  Questions and Answers  
   
     
> Cigarette Smoking and Cancer: Q&A  
     
 
  Related Resources  
       
 
 

 

 

* Multikine is the trademark that CEL-SCI has registered for this investigational therapy, and this proprietary name is subject to FDA review in connection with our future anticipated regulatory submission for approval. Multikine has not been licensed or approved for sale, barter or exchange by the FDA or by any other regulatory agency. Similarly, its safety or efficacy has not been established for any use. Moreover, no definitive conclusions can be drawn from the early-phase, clinical-trials data summarized on this page or elsewhere on this website involving the investigational therapy Multikine (Leukocyte Interleukin, Injection). Further research is required, and early-phase clinical trial results must be confirmed in the well-controlled, Phase III clinical trial of this investigational therapy that is currently in progress.