SAKK 11/16

Phase II study

The purpose of this trial is to determine the efficacy of the immunotherapy with MVX-ONCO-1 in patients with advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. MVX-ONCO-1 consists of dead tumor cells from the patient itself and genetically modified cells within a capsule. The whole treatment takes 9 weeks. At weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 8, the tumor cells are injected underneath the skin and two capsules are implanted for a week. At weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 9 the capsules are removed again. The patients are then followed-up for 5 years.