Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC)
In September 2014, SELLAS announced an exclusive global collaboration and exclusive license agreement with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) for the development, marketing and commercialization of MSKCC’s proprietary WT1 cancer vaccine.
WT1 is over-expressed in many human cancers, including most blood cancers and many solid tumors, including mesothelioma, and cancers of the ovary, lung, gastrointestinal tract, breast, and prostate. The National Cancer Institute recently ranked WT1 as the top target for cancer immunotherapy. MSKCC researchers have already shown the potential of this vaccine to safely immunize patients against the WT1 antigen in several clinical trials. SELLAS will now further develop the drug in other, larger studies.