Immuno-Oncology News Articles

Chemokine Offers Tempting Target in Tumor Niche
Chemokine receptor type 2, a major recruiter of circulating monocytes that subsequently develop into a protumoral type of macrophage within the tumor microenvironment, has emerged as a promising therapeutic target.
The European Commission has approved pembrolizumab in combination with carboplatin and either paclitaxel or nab-paclitaxel for the frontline treatment of patients with metastatic squamous non–small cell lung cancer.
Rizvi Highlights Impact of Immunotherapy and Next Steps NSCLC
Naiyer A. Rizvi, MD, highlights the progress made with immunotherapy in patients with NSCLC and shed light on where further research needs to go to move the needle forward.
Pembrolizumab Plus Lenvatinib Elicits Responses in Urothelial Cancer
Combining lenvatinib and pembrolizumab led to a 25% overall response rate in patients with urothelial carcinoma and was associated with a manageable safety profile.
Frontline Atezolizumab Regimen Approved in Europe for NSCLC
The European Commission has approved and granted marketing authorization to the frontline combination of atezolizumab, bevacizumab, paclitaxel, and carboplatin for the first-line treatment of patients with metastatic, nonsquamous non–small cell lung cancer.
Study Exclusion Criteria Limits Real-World Benefit of Immunotherapy in Lung Cancer
Mohammad Jahanzeb, MD, shares the challenges of real-world eligibility for immunotherapy in lung cancer and beyond.
Panel Proposes Standards for Reporting Data From Immuno-Oncology Trials
The standards for reporting findings from immunotherapy studies should reflect the unique efficacy and toxicity characteristics of this rapidily emerging modality, with detailed and transparent explanations of definitions.
Two doses of adjuvanted recombinant zoster vaccine following autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplant led to rapid and durable cell-mediated immune responses, results from a subgroup analysis of a large randomized, placebo-controlled trial showed.1
FDA Grants Pembrolizumab/Axitinib Combo Priority Review for Frontline RCC
The FDA has granted a priority review designation to a supplemental biologics license application for the combination of pembrolizumab and axitinib as a frontline treatment for patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma.
FDA Grants Avelumab/Axitinib Combo Priority Review for RCC
The FDA has granted a priority review designation to a supplemental biologics license application for the combination of avelumab and axitinib as a treatment for patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma.
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