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TLR9 Agonist May Reverse Resistance to PD-1 Inhibition in Melanoma
Combination use of CMP-001, an intratumoral toll-like receptor 9 agonist, and pembrolizumab (Keytruda) showed clinical activity in reversing PD-1 checkpoint inhibition resistance in patients with metastatic melanoma.
Frontline Atezolizumab Benefit in NSCLC Sustained Across Biomarker-Driven Subgroups
Adding atezolizumab to chemotherapy and an angiogenesis inhibitor led to significant improvement in progression-free survival for patients with untreated advanced nonsquamous non-small cell lung cancer.
Expert Unveils Untapped Potential in Radiotherapy for NSCLC
Ashley A. Weiner, MD, PhD, discusses the expansions and limitations of radiotherapy in patients with non–small cell lung cancer and ongoing efforts to enhance administration and efficacy.
Epacadostat Falls Short Again
Adding the IDO1 inhibitor epacadostat to the PD-L1 inhibitor durvalumab (Imfinzi) failed to induce any clinical responses in patients with pancreatic cancer.
Frontline Nivolumab/Ipilimumab Reduces Progression Risk by 42% in TMB-High NSCLC
The combination of nivolumab and ipilimumab more than tripled the 1-year progression-free survival rate versus chemotherapy for treatment-naïve patients with non–small cell lung cancer with high tumor mutation burden.
Neoadjuvant Nivolumab Elicits Encouraging Pathologic Response Rate in Resectable NSCLC
Neoadjuvant treatment with nivolumab demonstrated a 45% major pathologic response rate in patients with resectable stage I to III non–small cell lung cancer irrespective of PD-L1 expression.
FT819 Derives Renewable, Reproducible Process of CAR T-Cell Therapy
An off-the-shelf, dual-targeted chimeric antigen receptor T-cell approach yielded positive results in preclinical specificity, functionality, and efficacy studies. 
Frontline Pembrolizumab Combo Significantly Improves Survival in NSCLC
Combining pembrolizumab (Keytruda) with standard chemotherapy in the frontline setting reduced the risk of death by over 50% in patients with nonsquamous non–small cell lung cancer without EGFR or ALK mutations.
FDA Approves Nivolumab/Ipilimumab for Frontline RCC
The FDA has approved the combination of nivolumab and ipilimumab as a frontline treatment for intermediate- and poor-risk patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma.
Hint of Survival Benefit With Olaparib in HER2-Negative/BRCA-Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer
Women with HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer associated with a germline BRCA mutation may have a slight survival advantage with a PARP inhibitor instead of chemotherapy.
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