Tocagen is developing first-in-class, broadly applicable product candidates for the treatment of cancer using our cancer-selective gene therapy platform built on retroviral replicating vectors, or RRVs, initially for patients with recurrent high-grade glioma, or HGG.
Our broadly applicable product candidates are designed to activate a patient’s immune system against their own cancer from within.
At the core of our approach is a gene therapy platform that utilizes RRVs, which are designed to selectively deliver therapeutic genes into the DNA of cancer cells. Our proprietary platform is designed to fight cancer through a combination of mechanisms without the autoimmune toxicities that patients commonly experience with other treatments. In other words, our technology is designed to combat cancer with fewer side effects, keeping patients’ healthy tissue intact while the tumor is destroyed.