Immuno-Oncology | Specialty

Immunotherapy Keeps Impressing in Advanced NSCLC, With Improvements on the Horizon

February 22nd 2021

Davey B. Daniel, MD, discusses key immunotherapy trials in advanced non–small cell lung cancer and explains how the results can be extrapolated to clinical practice.

Looking to Novel Immunotherapeutics in Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma

February 17th 2021

Marc J. Braunstein, MD, PhD, discusses the evolution and promise of immunotherapeutics in multiple myeloma.

Giants of Cancer Care Honorees June and Rosenberg Receive Prestigious Prize

February 17th 2021

February 17, 2021 - Carl H. June, MD, and Steven A. Rosenberg, MD, PhD, have received the 2021 Dan David Prize Laureate for their research in oncology. They, along with Zelig Eshhar, an immunologist at the Weizmann Institute of Science and the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, will share a prize of $1 million.

Neoadjuvant Tavokinogene Telseplasmid Plus Nivolumab Under Evaluation in Advanced Melanoma

February 17th 2021

The first patient with operable, locally or regionally advanced melanoma has been dosed with the intratumoral DNA plasmid-based interleukin-12 therapy tavokinogene telseplasmid in combination with nivolumab as a neoadjuvant treatment before surgery in the investigator-initiated, phase 2 OMS-104 trial.

Immuno-Oncology Combinations Dominate in Frontline Treatment of Advanced Clear Cell RCC

February 16th 2021

During a recent OncLive Peer Exchange®, a panel of experts in kidney cancer from the United States and France convened to discuss several important immunotherapy studies presented during the ESMO Virtual Congress 2020, as well as several others that are under way and expected to report out over the next few years.

Frontline Nivolumab/Cabozantinib Maintains Survival Benefit Over Sunitinib in Advanced RCC

February 13th 2021

February 12, 2021 - The combination of nivolumab and cabozantinib continued to showcase a superior survival benefit over single-agent sunitinib when used as first-line treatment in patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma.

T-Cell Engagers and Combinations Push Myeloma Paradigm Forward

February 10th 2021

Sikander Ailawadhi, MD, discusses the future of relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma, the potential for retreatment with proteasome inhibitors, immunomodulatory drugs, and monoclonal antibodies, and the promise of T-cell engagers in the field.

FDA Approves Cemiplimab for Advanced Basal Cell Carcinoma

February 9th 2021

February 9, 2021 - The FDA has approved cemiplimab-rwlc as the first immunotherapy for use in patients with advanced basal cell carcinoma that has previously been treated with a hedgehog pathway inhibitor (HHI) or for whom a HHI is not appropriate.

Borghaei Breaks Down Choices in Immunotherapy Approaches in Lung Cancer

February 8th 2021

With the emergence of multiple immunotherapy approaches in recent years, the decision of whether to use a single agent, to pair it with chemotherapy, or to pair it with another immunotherapy agent has come to the forefront of treatment.

Dr. Raez on the Potential Utility of Cemiplimab in NSCLC

February 8th 2021

Luis E. Raez, MD, discusses the potential utility of cemiplimab-rwlc in non–small cell lung cancer.

Stem Cell Recipients Develop Robust Immunity Against SARS-CoV2 and Common Human Coronaviruses

February 8th 2021

February 8, 2021 - These findings may have implications for patients with hematologic malignancies, suggesting the development of protective memory against SARS-CoV2 and non-SARS human coronaviruses.

Frontline Durvalumab Fails to Improve OS in Recurrent or Metastatic HNSCC

February 5th 2021

February 5, 2021 - Durvalumab failed to improve overall survival over the EXTREME chemotherapy regimen in the frontline treatment of patients with recurrent or metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma with tumors expressed high levels of PD-L1, missing a primary end point of the phase 3 KESTREL trial.

Ceralasertib/Durvalumab Combo Shows Efficacy in NSCLC Following Anti–PD-L1 Therapy

February 3rd 2021

February 3, 2021 - The combination of ceralasertib plus durvalumab improved overall response rate in patients with non‒small cell lung cancer who progressed on an anti-PD-1/PD-L1 therapy.

Immunotherapy BND-22 Brings Biond Biologics and Sanofi Together in a Global Licensing Agreement

February 2nd 2021

Biond Biologics Ltd. will join Sanofi in an exclusive worldwide license agreement for the development and commercialization of the novel immunotherapy BND-22.

Ongoing Novel Immunotherapy Trial Builds on PACIFIC Benefits in Stage III NSCLC

February 1st 2021

Dan Costin, MD, discusses his strategies for patients with early-stage lung cancer and ongoing trials that could improve outcomes even further. 

Pembrolizumab Approaches EU Approval for Expanded Indication in Relapsed/Refractory Hodgkin Lymphoma

February 1st 2021

February 1, 2020 - The European Medicines Agency’s Committee of Medicinal Products for Human Use has recommended a label expansion for pembrolizumab for use as a single agent in adult and pediatric patients aged 3 years and older with relapsed/refractory classical Hodgkin lymphoma for whom autologous stem cell transplant has failed or following at least 2 previous therapies when ASCT is not an option.

Mutations, irAEs May Help Predict Immunotherapy Response in NSCLC

January 28th 2021

January 28, 2021- Patients with non-small cell lung cancer who experience immune-related adverse events may have better survival outcomes than those without.

Updated OS Analysis Favors Frontline Atezolizumab in PD-L1–High NSCLC

January 28th 2021

January 28, 2021 - Atezolizumab demonstrated continued clinically meaningful benefits in overall survival, progression-free survival, overall response rate, and duration of response compared with chemotherapy in patients with PD-L1–high wild-type nonsquamous or squamous non–small cell lung cancer.

BMS-986012 Plus Nivolumab May Be Effective in Treating Relapsed/Refractory SCLC

January 28th 2021

January 28, 2021 - Adding BMS-986012, anti–fucosyl-GM1 monoclonal antibody, to nivolumab demonstrated promising results in the treatment of patients with relapsed/refractory small cell lung cancer who did not receive previous checkpoint inhibitor therapy.

Immuno-Oncology Therapies Could Be More Beneficiary for Small Cell Lung Cancer

January 28th 2021

January 28, 2021 - Immuno-oncology therapies provided significant potential health gains for both patients and the population, although age should be taken into account to improve accuracy and avoid bias.