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Biomarker for Immune Response Identified in Relapsed/Refractory DLBCL

November 14, 2020

In patients with relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), findings from the ongoing phase 2 SPiReL study demonstrated that certain gene expressions are associated with response to DPX-Survivac plus pembrolizumab and intermittent, low-dose cyclophosphamide.

Plasmid IL-12 Added to Pembrolizumab Elicits Deep and Durable Responses in Advanced Melanoma

November 11, 2020

The strategy of adding the plasmid IL-12 agent tavokinogene telseplasmid to pembrolizumab led to deep systemic responses in patients with actively progressing anti–PD-1–refractory advanced melanoma, according to interim results from the KEYNOTE-695 clinical trial.

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.