Brain Cancer | Clinical

Zotiraciclib Plus Temozolomide Shows Early PFS Benefit in Recurrent Gliomas

January 14, 2021

The investigational, potent, oral CDK9 inhibitor, zotiraciclib in combination with temozolomide, demonstrated early improvement in progression-free survival as treatment of patients with recurrent high-grade gliomas, meeting the primary end point of the phase 1B 17-C-0009 trial clinical trial.

Enzastaurin Dosed in First Phase 3 Study of Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma Multiforme

January 11, 2021

The first patient with newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme has been dosed with the first-in-class small molecule enzastaurin in combination with temozolomide and radiotherapy in the phase 3 ENGAGE clinical trial with an aim of determining the overall survival outcome of the drug in this patient population.

FDA Approves Naxitamab for Treatment of Relapsed/Refractory High-Risk Neuroblastoma

November 25, 2020

The FDA has granted approval to the naxitamab as treatment of pediatric patients 1 year of age and older and adult patients with relapsed or refractory high-risk neuroblastoma in the bone or bone marrow who have demonstrated a partial response, minor response, or stable disease on prior treatment.

Investigational DNA-Targeting Agent Shows Efficacy in MGMT-Unmethylated GBM

November 20, 2020

Patients with newly-diagnosed, recurrent, and first-line MGMT-unmethylated glioblastoma multiforme exhibited a promising median progression-free survival and median overall survival in two phase 2 trials of VAL-083 compared with historical data.

Study Aims to Explore Treatment Modalities in Patients With Multiple Brain Metastases

September 25, 2020

In an interview with Targeted Oncology, David Roberge, MD, discussed the role of radiation treatment in patients with brain metastases and the clinical trial evaluating treatment approaches for patients with more than 5 brain metastases.

Limited Activity Shown With Durvalumab/Tremelimumab in Advanced NETs Subtypes

September 22, 2020

Results from the DUNE trial of durvalumab added to tremelimumab in patients with advanced neuroendocrine tumors of gastroenteropancreatic and lung origins showed limited activity, according to a presentation held during the 2020 European Society of Medical Oncology Virtual Congress.