Cancer Immunotherapy

Develops immunotherapeutic options to treat chronic and infectious diseases of relevance. It is currently focused on the development of a low cost, personalized, potentially safe and effective immunotherapy, named ConvitVax, targeted to underprivileged patients with breast cancer. This therapy seeks to boost the patient’s own immune system against the malignant cells by combining the patient’s own tumor cells with BCG and low concentrations of formalin. Preclinical studies and a human pilot experience show that the combination of these components stimulate the immune system, achieving an effective and specific response against the body’s tumor cells, with minimal to no side-effects and a possible establishment of immune memory, which may reduce the possibility of disease recurrence.

Through partnerships with research and health centers, JCWO works to advance its clinical trials in the US, South America and Europe using the ConvitVax.

We aim to make immunotherapies available to patients who do not have access to new innovative therapies and in some cases, to standard of care treatments

2021

2021

Fundación Jacinto Convit and the Jacinto Convit World Organization publish a new article titled: “Toxicity evaluation of ConvitVax breast cancer immunotherapy” in a peer reviewed journal, Scientific Reports.
2019

2019

Fundación Jacinto Convit and the Jacinto Convit World Organization publish an article titled “Evaluation of a ConvitVax/anti-PD-1 combined immunotherapy for breast cancer treatment” in a peer reviewed journal, Oncotarget.
2018

2018

Fundación Jacinto Convit and the Jacinto Convit World Organization publish results “Autologous tumor cells/bacillus Calmette-Guérin/formalin-based novel breast cancer vaccine induces an immune antitumor response” in a peer reviewed journal, Oncotarget.
2015

2015

The team of Fundación Jacinto Convit publishes an article titled: “Autologous tumor lysate/Bacillus Calmette-Guérin immunotherapy as an adjuvant to conventional breast cancer therapy” in a peer reviewed journal, Clinical & Translational Oncology.
2010

2010

WHO recognizes doctor Jacinto Convit's treatment for leishmaniasis as part of the first generation of vaccines.
2006

2006

Submits a formal proposal with the publication “Development of an auto-vaccine + BCG and its possible application in cancer treatments” in Venezuela’s national scientific journal, Gaceta Médica de Caracas.
2003

2003

Doctor Convit and his team apply during 10 years the immunotherapy against leishmaniasis in Venezuela and observe a mean of 95.7% of cured patients with American Cutaneous Leishmaniasis.
2000

2000

Doctor Convit becomes interested in cancer, concentrates on breast cancer. Starts his first research studies on a proposed personalized immunotherapy against breast cancer.
1998

1998

WHO endorses the vaccine and the procedures applied by doctor Jacinto Convit and indicates that the work complies with the required parameters.
1994

1994

Seven laboratories worldwide carry out retrospective evaluations of the immunoprophylactic study by Wellcome Laboratory.
1993

1993

Evaluates the clinical and immunological spectrum of LCL.
1992

1992

Publishes results on the evaluation of the vaccine, prepared by Wellcome Laboratories (UK), used for an immunoprophylactic study.
1989

1989

Uses the immunotherapy against American Cutaneous Leishmaniasis as a treatment for all localized, intermediate and diffuse forms of the disease.
1987

1987

Publishes the first comparative study between his leishmaniasis vaccine and the standard treatment for this disease.
1986

1986

Publishes the final description of the immunotherapy against leishmaniasis. Describes a highly effective immunotherapy for localized cutaneous leishmaniasis (LCL). Apply the immunotherapy against leprosy in Venezuela between 1979 and 1986 in 531 patients.
1980

1980

Doctor Convit publishes the final description of the immunotherapy against leprosy.
1979

1979

Observes a clinical evidence of a favorable immune response when leprosy patients are inoculated with a mix of Mycobacterium leprae and BCG.
1978

1978

Defines the final prospect of a vaccine against leprosy and publishes his ideas and results.
1974

1974

Performs a successful culture of the mycobacteria in the armadillo. Describes similarities between leprosy and leishmaniasis.
1972

1972

Develops the Competency in Clearing Bacilli test (CCB test) and describes its correlation with the clinical aspects according to the immune response of the patient.
1968

1968

Performs the evaluation and identification of the immune response in patients with leishmaniasis.
1967

1967

Performs immunotherapy assays to induce the immune system and respond against the infecting bacteria.
1964

1964

 

Begins experimental research with the Mycobacterium leprae. Inoculates the bacteria in experimental animals.

1958

1958

Describes the clinical, immunological and parasitological aspects of leishmaniasis.
1952

1952

Observes the variation of the reaction to lepromin and tuberculin in leprosy patients after BCG vaccination.
1950

1950

Doctor Jacinto Convit begins testing several drugs and the use of the Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) to treat leprosy.
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