Researchers are hoping the immunotherapy revolution occurring across several cancer types will extend to the field of sarcoma.
According to Dimosthenis Andreou, MD, patients with pelvic Ewing sarcoma have poorer local control and poorer overall survival.
According to Nancy Gordon, MD, immunotherapy stands to play a critical role in the treatment of patients with osteosarcoma and lung metastases.
Excitement continues to surround the potential role of immunotherapy agents in the treatment of patients with sarcoma, according to Breelyn Wilky, MD.
Several challenges remain in the treatment landscape of soft tissue sarcoma, a disease whose diagnosis can range from one that is quite indolent for patients, to a more life-threatening, metastatic, aggressive cancer.
The combination of TRC105, an endoglin antibody, and pazopanib demonstrated promising antitumor activity in patients with advanced angiosarcoma
Pembrolizumab reduced the size of tumors in patients with a subtype of soft tissue sarcoma, according to updated interim results from the phase II SARC028, multicenter clinical trial, which were reported at the most recent meeting of the Connective Tissue Oncology Society in Lisbon, Portugal.
The European Commission has granted an accelerated approval to olaratumab in combination with doxorubicin as a frontline therapy for patients with advanced soft tissue sarcoma, making it the first new therapy for this indication in over 40 years.
A subgroup analysis from a phase III, open-label, randomized study showed that eribulin had comparable activity to dacarbazine in patients with leiomyosarcoma.
The FDA has granted an accelerated approval olaratumab in combination with doxorubicin for the treatment of patients with advanced soft tissue sarcoma who are not good candidates for radiotherapy or surgery.