Novel therapy with indoximod, an indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) pathway inhibitor, in combination with standard chemotherapy, yielded a response rate of 42% as first-line therapy for metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma
Treatment with ensituximab (NPC-1C), a chimeric IgG1 monoclonal antibody, induced stable disease in nearly half of patients with chemotherapy-refractory metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) without contributing significant toxicity.
In patients with chemotherapy-refractory metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC), ensituximab (NPC-1C), a chimeric immunoglobulin IgG1 monoclonal antibody, produced stable disease in almost half the patients in a phase II study, without contributing toxicity.
Patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma enrolled on clinical trials have "profoundly improved survival" compared with patients in the general population, suggesting that oncologists who use trial data to prognosticate may be missing the mark, according to researchers whose work was presented at the 2016 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium.
In an analysis of more than 17,000 patients with breast cancer, who are at risk for a genetic mutation, subjects were as likely to have a mutation in a gene other than BRCA1 and BRCA2 as they were to have these common mutations.