April 12th 2021
Dual inhibition of the MAPK pathway using the BRAF and MEK inhibitors dabrafenib and trametinib, respectively, resulted in durable clinical benefit for patients with BRAF V600E mutant low- and high-grade glioma.
April 7th 2021
The FDA has recommended the early termination of a phase 2 trial examining the cell-based immunotherapy ERC1671 in combination with granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor, cyclophosphamide, and bevacizumab in patients with glioblastoma.
March 31st 2021
Because the current standard-of-care modalities have significant limitations, there has been a great interest in pursuing immunotherapeutic strategies for glioblastoma.
March 29th 2021
Thomas E. Merchant, DO, PhD, discusses the importance of continued care in pediatric patients with craniopharyngioma.
February 5th 2021
February 5, 2021 - The potent CDK9 inhibitor zotiraciclib, when used in combination was temozolomide, was found to induce clinically meaningful efficacy with a tolerable safety profile in patients with recurrent, high-grade gliomas.
January 7th 2021
January 7, 2020 - The FDA has approved the request submitted by Moleculin Biotech, Inc. for rare disease designations to be granted their drug candidate WP1066, an agent that appears to directly elicit tumor cell death and rouse the immune system to eliminate tumors.
January 5th 2021
January 5, 2020 - A new drug application has been submitted to Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare for the oncolytic virus teserpaturev for use in the treatment of patients with malignant glioma.
December 23rd 2020
December 23, 2020 — Nivolumab in combination with temozolomide and radiation treatment failed to result in a statistically significant improvement in overall survival in patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme with MGMT promoter methylation following surgical resection of the tumor.
December 22nd 2020
December 22, 2020 — The FDA has approved an investigational new drug application for berubicin for the treatment of patients with glioblastoma multiforme.
November 18th 2020
November 18, 2020 - The FDA has granted a fast track designation and an orphan drug designation to the orally bioavailable small molecule tubulin-binding agent PTC596 for potential use in patients with leiomyosarcoma; the agent also received a rare pediatric disease designation and an orphan drug designation for potential use in patients with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma.