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Pembrolizumab Monotherapy Elicits Responses in Patients With Advanced Rare Cancers

March 20, 2020

Treatment with pembrolizumab demonstrated antitumor activity along with tolerable toxicity in patients with 4 different rare and hard-to-treat malignancies, according to results from a phase II study led by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center researchers and published in the Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer.

Immunotherapy Pioneers Allison, Honjo Awarded Nobel Prize

October 01, 2018

James P. Allison, PhD, and Tasuku Honjo, MD, PhD, have been awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their pioneering research that led to the use of immune checkpoint inhibitors in the treatment of cancer. The award was announced in a statement from the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet on Monday.

An Overview of an Immuno-Oncology Panel for Standardized Profiling of Immune Status

November 15, 2017

Ralf Huss, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Definiens, discusses a new immuno-oncology panel introduced by Definiens during the The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) 32nd Annual Meeting. The goal of the panel is to standardize the immunoprofiling of tumors to better predict response to immuno-oncology treatment.

CAR T-Cell Therapy Hits Prime Time; Challenges Remain

November 13, 2017

Chimeric antigen receptor T cells have hit the prime time, with 2 FDA approvals already for this class of cellbased therapy. Undoubtedly this will be a game changer for patients with B-cell malignancies who have a small number of treatment options; however, questions regarding the realworld application of CAR T-cell therapies remain.

Nivolumab/Ipilimumab Combo May Hold Potential in Neoadjuvant Melanoma

November 12, 2017

The objective response rate with neoadjuvant nivolumab (Opdivo) plus ipilimumab (Yervoy) was almost tripled compared with nivolumab alone in patients with high-risk resectable melanoma, according to preliminary findings from a phase II study presented during the 32nd SITC Annual Meeting.

Exploring the Efficacy of Pembrolizumab in Sarcoma Subtypes

August 31, 2017

Lisa H. Butterfield, PhD, professor of medicine, surgery, and immunology, director, University of Pittsburgh Immunologic Monitoring and Cellular Products Laboratory, and president of the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer, discusses the SARC028 study, which explored the efficacy of pembrolizumab (Keytruda) in advanced soft tissue and bone sarcomas.