Immunization with the modified gp 100 melanoma peptide gp 100:109-217 (210M) in Incomplete Freund's Adjuvant (IFA) results in the generation of anti-peptide and antitumor lymphocytes in the patients' circulation. In this study, the authors have evaluated the persistence of these immune cells. Reactivity against the native peptide persisted for 138 to 403 days after immunization. Reactivity also persisted in throe of five patients that received external beam radiotherapy and in both patients who received systemic chemotherapy after the completion of peptide immunization. Thus, immune lymphocytes with anti gp100:209-217 peptide activity appear to persist for prolonged periods after vaccination with modified peptide in IFA.
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- Cancer Research