The Pedro J. Romero Award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the cancer immunotherapy fieldSecond SITC award this year to Professor Melief who will be honoured at the 37th SITC Annual Meeting
Oegstgeest, 8 September 2022 – ISA is delighted to announce that our CSO Professor Dr. Cornelis “Kees” Melief has been awarded the 2022 Pedro J. Romero Service to JITC Award by the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC). This Award recognizes individuals who made immeasurable contributions to the Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer (JITC) – the official journal of the SITC. The award will be presented at the SITC’s 37th
Recognition of commendable, longstanding dedication to the field of cancer immunotherapy
Oegstgeest, 15 July 2022 – ISA is delighted to announce that our Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) and Founder, Professor Dr. Cornelis “Kees” Melief has been nominated and selected by the Board of Directors of the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) as a Fellow of the Academy of Immuno-Oncology (FAIO) . The fellowship recognises Prof. Melief’s inspiring contributions and dedication to cancer immunotherapy, and will be presented at the SITC’s 37th Annual Meeting in Boston, 8-12 November 2022.
SITC is a professional society of scientists, clinicians, government representatives, and industry leaders
AMPLIVANT® adjuvant technology has the potential to increase vaccine immune response 10 – 100 foldModi-1 clinical trial to begin in patients with triple negative breast cancer, ovarian cancer, head and neck cancer, and renal cancer
Oegstgeest, The Netherlands, 14 April 2022 – ISA Pharmaceuticals today announces that a clinical trial using ISA’s novel AMPLIVANT® adjuvant technology has started. The trial, run by partner Scancell Holdings plc (AIM: SCLP, “Scancell”) is a multicentre clinical trial, testing the Moditope® vaccine Modi1. This first-in-human clinical trial brings Modi-1 to patients with triple negative breast cancer, ovarian cancer, head and neck cancer, and renal
Oegstgeest, December 7, 2021 – ISA’s very own Chief Scientific Officer, Cornelis “Kees” Melief, M.D., Ph.D., will be presenting key learnings in cancer vaccine development in an educational session at the ESMO Immune-Oncology Congress 2021, taking place on 8th – 11th December 2021 in Geneva, Switzerland and online.
Key learnings include:
Direct correlation between strength of cancer vaccine-induced immune response and clinical responseCombination therapy of cancer vaccine with standard of care and/or checkpoint blockers necessary for improved outcomes in treatment of late stage cancers
Session: New indications in head and neck (H&N) cancer (incl anaplastic thyroid) (ID 8)Presentation title: HPV vaccination for H&N
Oegstgeest, The Netherlands, May 04, 2021 – ISA announces publication in Nature Reviews Cancer of a review of therapeutic cancer vaccines. The paper is co-authored by ISA’s Chief Scientific Officer, Prof. Cornelis “Kees” Melief in collaboration with key opinion leaders at international institutions including the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, the Parker Institute of Cancer Immunotherapy, San Francisco, and the Leiden University Medical Center in The Netherlands. This is the link to the online article.
The Nature Reviews Cancer paper summarizes key insights gleaned from previous successful and non-successful therapeutic vaccine trials. It provides an overview
Oegstgeest, May 3rd, 2021 – ISA is happy to announce it has moved into its new location in the Biopartner 5 building, situated in the western part of the Leiden/Oegstgeest BioScience park.
Our new address is:De Limes 72342 DH OegstgeestThe Netherlands
The novel ISA facilities constitute a doubling in size of office and lab space, compared to its former location, with possibilities to further expand. Over the past period ISA has grown substanially and will continue to do so in the coming period. This new location is perfectly suited to accommodate this growth.
The Biopartner 5 building is designed with emphasis on sustainability:
ISA106’s promising results in preclinical tests warrant fast entry into human studies to address the need for effective COVID-19 therapy
March 3rd, 2021 – ISA announces that it has completed pre-clinical work for ISA106, a novel COVID-19 immunotherapy and is planning clinical trials. A phase 1 dose finding study in healthy volunteers will start in the next few months.
ISA106 is an immunotherapy agent that is intended to treat patients with SARS-CoV2 infections, and prevent progressive pneumonia and further complications – thereby avoiding admission to hospital and ICU. It is designed to elicit a robust T cell immune response specifically against SARS-CoV2,
This article by Anna Scherer, posted on the Accelerating Cancer Immunotherapy Research (ACIR) website, very elegantly explains ISA’s CervISA study, which was published recently in Science Translational Medicine. Click here to access the ACIR article.