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Drug Profile


Alternative Names: CG-1940/CG-8711; CG-8123; GVAX Leukemia; GVAX Pancreas; GVAX Prostate; STINGVAX™

Latest Information Update: 04 Nov 2018

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At a glance

  • Originator Cell Genesys
  • Developer Aduro BioTech; ANI Pharmaceuticals; BioSante Pharmaceuticals; Cell Genesys; Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Eli Lilly; Hussman Foundation; Merck Sharp & Dohme; Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
  • Class Cancer vaccines; Gene therapies; Tumour cell vaccines
  • Mechanism of Action Gene transference; Granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor expression stimulants; Immunostimulants
  • Orphan Drug Status

    Orphan designation is assigned by a regulatory body to encourage companies to develop drugs for rare diseases.

    Yes - Pancreatic cancer; Malignant melanoma; Acute myeloid leukaemia; Chronic myeloid leukaemia
  • New Molecular Entity No
  • Available For Licensing Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Phase II Acute myeloid leukaemia; Colorectal cancer; Myelodysplastic syndromes; Pancreatic cancer
  • Phase I/II Prostate cancer
  • No development reported Breast cancer; Cancer; Chronic myeloid leukaemia; Malignant melanoma; Multiple myeloma
  • Discontinued Non-small cell lung cancer; Renal cancer

Most Recent Events

  • 01 Jul 2018 Phase-I clinical trials in Pancreatic cancer (Combination therapy, Second-line therapy or greater) in USA (Intradermal) (NCT03153410)
  • 23 Jan 2018 Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center initiates enrolment in a phase II trial for Pancreatic cancer (Metastatic disease, Combination therapy, Second-line therapy or greater) in USA (NCT03006302)
  • 01 Dec 2017 Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Aduro Biotech, and Bristol-Myers Squibb initiates enrolment in a phase II trial for Pancreatic cancer (Combination therapy, Second-line therapy or greater, Metastatic disease) in USA (NCT03190265)
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