Brittany Lovely


HER2-Directed Antibody-Drug Conjugates May Carve Out a Place in NSCLC Landscape

January 21st 2021

The current standard of care for patients with non–small cell lung cancer does not include therapies targeting HER2, a mutation that occurs in up to 4% of cases. However, data from recent studies of antibody-drug conjugates directed at HER2 activity are generating excitement about the potential utility of ADCs in this space.

Boehringer Ingelheim Looks to Expand Targeted Therapies Portfolio

January 5th 2021

January 5, 2020 - Boehringer Ingelheim will add to its cancer cell-directed therapies portfolio with the acquisition of NBE-Therapeutics, the developer of NBE-002, an anti-ROR1 antibody-drug conjugate.

AI-Based Analysis Enhances Prediction of Best Responders for Trastuzumab Deruxtecan

December 11th 2020

December 11, 2020 - Use of a novel HER2 quantitative continuous score was better able to provide an objective and quantitative assessment of HER2 expression to identify patients who are most likely to respond to fam-trastuzumab deruxtecan-nxki.

Ublituximab/Umbralisib Outperforms Chemoimmunotherapy in Patients with CLL

December 7th 2020

December 7, 2020 — The combination of ublituximab and umbralisib, 2 novel compounds targeting CD20 and PI3Kδ, respectively, has shown synergistic activity in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia compared with standard of care chemoimmunotherapy irrespective of prior treatment.

Novel CAR Engineering Overcomes Resistance in Large B-Cell Lymphoma With CD58 Loss

December 5th 2020

December 5, 2020 - Engineering chimeric antigen receptors T cells to overcome CD58 loss may provide a path forward for patients with large B-cell lymphomas who do not respond to treatment with immunotherapy.

Menin Inhibitor Induces Activity in Patients With Refractory AML

December 5th 2020

December 5, 2020 - KO-539, an oral, selective menin-inhibitor, demonstrated activity in patients with relapsed/refractory acute myeloid leukemia in preliminary findings from the ongoing first-in-human KOMET-001 trial.

MLL Fusion Proteins Emerge as a Promising Target in AML

December 3rd 2020

Novel agents that disrupt protein-protein interactions in the MLL network may be the key to unlocking new therapeutic avenues for patients with acute leukemias.

Prognostic Identifiers for ES-SCLC Are Not Revealed in CASPIAN Subgroup Analysis

November 20th 2020

November 20, 2020 - Exploratory subgroup analysis of patients with extensive-stage small-cell lung cancer who derived a progression-free survival benefit with durvalumab plus platinum-based chemotherapy lasting longer than 12 months in the CASPIAN trial did not reveal any clinical characteristics that could serve as predictive factors for benefit with the monoclonal antibody.

Practicing Oncologists Debate New Tactics for Brain Metastases in HER2+ Breast Cancer

October 21st 2020

New approaches for treating patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer are showing signs of efficacy against brain metastases, generating excitement about the potential to make critical advances and sparking questions about optimal sequencing.

Investigators Untangle Emerging Strategies in Gastric Cancer

September 23rd 2020

Findings from clinical trials evaluating HER2-directed and immunotherapeutic approaches for treating patients with gastric cancer are among recent data attracting interest from experts in the gastrointestinal cancer field.