A Phase I/II SECSG (southeastern cancer study group). Pilot study of surgical adjuvant immunotherapy with Vaccinia Melanoma Oncolysates (VMO)

Academic Article


  • Forty-eight patients with nonrecurrent high risk Stage I and II malignant melanoma were treated with Vaccinia Melanoma Oncolysates (VMO). Six different dose levels and two different treatment regimens were tested. Thirty-two out of 48 patients completed the 12 months of therapy. Side effects were mild to moderate. Twenty-eight out of 48 patients remain free from disease with a mean survival of 19 months, while 20/48 patients have recurred with a mean time to recurrence of 6 months.
  • Author List

  • Wallack MK; McNally K; Michaelides M; Bash J; Bartolucci A; Siegler H; Balch C; Wanebo H
  • Start Page

  • 148
  • End Page

  • 151
  • Volume

  • 52
  • Issue

  • 3