Immuno-Oncology | Specialty

Patel Previews Collaborative Research Program With SD-101 in Uveal Melanoma

June 10th 2021

Dr. Patel discusses the significance of the new collaboration between The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and TriSalus™ Life Sciences.

AV-GBM-1 Cancer Vaccine Improves PFS in Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma

June 8th 2021

The personalized cancer vaccine AV-GBM-1, developed by AIVITA Biomedical Inc., significantly improved progression-free survival over standard of care in patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma.

Nivolumab Alone, With Ipilimumab Maintains Improved Outcomes in Advanced Melanoma in Long-Term Follow-Up

June 6th 2021

Nivolumab monotherapy, or in combination with ipilimumab, continued to demonstrate durable improvements in overall survival compared with ipilimumab alone in patients with previously untreated advanced melanoma.

Lifileucel/Pembrolizumab Elicits Encouraging ORR in ICI-Naïve Advanced Melanoma

June 4th 2021

The addition of lifileucel to pembrolizumab resulted in an overall response rate of 85.7% compared with pembrolizumab alone in patients with immune checkpoint inhibitor–naïve advanced melanoma.

Nivolumab/Ipilimumab Approved in Europe for Frontline Unresectable Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

June 2nd 2021

The European Commission has approved the dual immunotherapy combination of nivolumab and ipilimumab for use in the frontline treatment of adults with unresectable malignant pleural mesothelioma.

Adjuvant Neoantigen Peptide Vaccine PGV-001 Shows Promise in Multiple Malignancies

June 2nd 2021

A personalized adjuvant neoantigen peptide vaccine, PGV-001, was successfully synthesized and administered to patients across a wide range of malignancies who had a greater than 30% chance of disease recurrence.

Vidutolimod/Nivolumab Under Evaluation in PD-1–Refractory Advanced Melanoma

May 30th 2021

The safety and efficacy of the combination of vidutolimod and nivolumab is currently under investigation in patients with PD-1–refractory advanced melanoma.

Real-World Data Reflect Shorter Survival With Pembrolizumab in Older NSCLC Population

May 28th 2021

Pembrolizumab alone and in combination with chemotherapy was associated with shorter overall survival compared with the data demonstrated in the registrational clinical trials in older Medicare patients with advanced non–small cell lung cancer, providing real-world insight into the prognosis of older patients with NSCLC who are treated with immunotherapy.

Cemiplimab Granted Positive EU Opinion for Advanced NSCLC and Basal Cell Carcinoma

May 24th 2021

The European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use has recommended the approval of cemiplimab for use in 2 advanced cancers: non–small cell lung cancer and basal cell carcinoma.

High TMB Fails to Show Predictive Biomarker Potential for Checkpoint Inhibition Across Cancers

May 24th 2021

High tumor mutational burden was useful in predicting clinical responses to checkpoint inhibitors in patients with certain cancer subtypes; however, TMB-H failed to demonstrate utility as a biomarker for treatment with checkpoint inhibitors across all solid cancer types.