Category Archives for "immunotherapy"

Tecentriq Triple Combo Under FDA Review for NSCLC Treatment


Genetech has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be reviewing its Tecentriq (atezolizumab) combined with chemotherapy drugs Abraxane (nab-paclitaxel) and carboplatin for treatment of metastatic non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The drug will be for patients without any mutations in the EGFR and ALK genes.   Tecentriq is a checkpoint inhibitor drug that targets […]

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Scientists Discover New Way to Predict Immunotherapy Responses

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Immune checkpoint inhibitors like Keytruda offer new ways to treat cancer patients who might otherwise have no options. But the treatment has posed challenges to health care professionals when it comes to figuring out which tumors will respond to immunotherapy and which tumors won’t. A research team at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New […]

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Immunotherapy in 2019: What’s Next for this Cancer Treatment?


2018 saw tremendous improvements in immunotherapy methods that led to positive results for cancer patients all around the United States. 2019 promises even more advancements, and new strategies aim to increase these effective responses. The key to garnering even better immunotherapy results in 2019 will be using combination therapies. Two methods in particular will be front […]

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Immunotherapy Efficacy in Patients with Metastatic Bladder Cancer

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In the past several years, many checkpoint inhibitors have been approved by the FDA for use in treating patients with metastatic bladder cancer. These drugs offer new options for doctors who are treating these patients, but they also pose the challenge of determining the best order in which to use them. Joaquim Bellmunt, MD, Ph.D., […]

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New Immunotherapy Guidelines Will Help Clinicians Treat Lung Cancer


After the FDA approved Opdivo to treat non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in March of 2015, it replaced cytotoxic chemotherapy as the main method of treatment for the disease. Immunotherapy has since become preferable to chemotherapy, as many new checkpoint inhibitors have also been FDA-approved. But because many immunotherapy treatments were introduced to the lab […]

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On the Brink of Curing Cancer: How Nobel Prize Winners Offer Hope

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  The way we understand cancer treatment in the U.S. is changing. This year’s Nobel prizes in medicine honored new scientific breakthroughs that suggest we may be close to finding a cure for cancer. One of the Nobel-prize winners, Dr. James P. Allison, has made great strides in advancing cancer immunotherapy. Immunotherapy is a treatment […]

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Improving Immunotherapy’s Success: The Power of NK Cells and SDCs

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A recent study published in Nature Medicine reveals new ways to determine which cancer patients will respond best to immunotherapy with checkpoint inhibitors. This kind of therapy has shown great potential in effectively removing malignancies in about 20 to 40 percent of patients with cancers like melanoma, but there are still many patients whose cancer […]

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Cancer Immunotherapy Acknowledged with 2018 Nobel Prize!

In what many are hailing as a paradigm shift in the treatment of cancer, The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to James P. Allison of the United States and Tasuku Honjo of Japan for their cutting-edge, exceptional work in developing cancer immunotherapy treatments. Allison, age 70, is from Alice, Texas and currently […]

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Establishment of Immuno-oncology as a Cancer Therapy


Immuno-oncology is set to become one of the most vital cancer treatments, rising up into the realms surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and other targeted therapies. From their study, “Pharma Focus Visual Analysis of Immuno-Oncology Development and Opportunities”, Global Data was able to reach a conclusion and has analyzed more than 4,000 clinical trials of over 800 […]

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