The combination of cabozantinib and atezolizumab generated rapid and durable responses in patients with advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma who received prior treatment with platinum-based chemotherapy.
PDS0101 given in conjunction with chemoradiation elicited an 100% overall response rate, along with tumor shrinkage greater than 60%, in 9 patients with high-risk, locally advanced cervical cancer, according to results of the phase 2 IMMUNOCERV trial.
CYNK-101 demonstrated synergistic activity when used in combination with avelumab through antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity against PD-L1–positive non–small cell lung cancer, triple-negative breast cancer, and bladder cancer cell lines, according to preclinical data.
CTX130, an investigational allogeneic, CRISP/Cas9 gene-edited, anti-CD70 CAR T-cell therapy, was found to be safe with early signs of clinical activity in patients with advanced clear cell renal cell carcinoma, according to findings from the phase 1 COBALT-RCC trial.
The first-line combination of pembrolizumab and eftilagimod alpha elicited a 40.4% (95% CI, 31.3%-50.0%) overall response rate by immune RECIST criteria in the intent-to-treat population in patients with advanced non–small cell lung cancer, according to updated findings from the phase 2 TACTI-002 trial.
A personalized neoantigen-specific and off-the-shelf T cell receptor T-cell therapy utilized through CRISPR gene editing technology demonstrated feasibility and tolerability in 16 patients across multiple tumor types, according to first-in-human phase 1a findings.
The addition of ramucirumab to pembrolizumab elicited an encouraging response rate when used in the frontline treatment of patients with recurrent or metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.
Iván Márquez Rodas, MD, PhD, discusses the preliminary results of the phase 2 SPOTLIGHT203 trial, which is evaluating the efficacy and safety of BO-112 plus pembrolizumab in patients with advanced melanoma.
Hans Wildiers, MD, medical oncologist, Department of Medical Oncology, full professor, Faculty of Medicine, member, Laboratory of Experimental Oncology, University Hospital Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, discusses the final results of the phase 2b AIPAC trial (NCT02614833) in hormone receptor (HR)–positive, HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer.
Concurrent treatment with ibrutinib in patients with relapsed/refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia who were receiving lisocabtagene maraleucel led to measurable effects in both CAR+ and endogenous T cells, both of which were linked with improved efficacy.
The combination of lenvatinib plus pembrolizumab induced durable responses with a manageable safety profile in adults with previously treated, advanced endometrial cancer, according to a long-term follow-up analysis of a phase 1b/2 study (NCT02501096).
ICT01, a humanized anti-BTN3A monoclonal antibody that selectively activates γ9δ2 T cells, has demonstrated early signs of biological activity when given as a single agent or in combination with pembrolizumab in patients with advanced solid tumors.
The combination of eftilagimod alpha and paclitaxel produced a modest increase in median overall survival in patients with endocrine-resistant hormone receptor–positive/HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer. Though, the effects were significant in patients younger than 65 years old, had low monocytes, or had more aggressive disease.
ATG-101, a novel PD-L1/4-1BB bispecific antibody, demonstrated good in vivo efficacy, safety without hepatotoxicity, and pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic properties in cynomolgus monkeys.
The innate cell engager AFM24 showed greater efficacy in eliciting antibody-dependent cellular phagocytosis of EGFR wild-type and KRAS-mutant tumor cells compared with cetuximab.
The DuoBody®-CD3x5T4 was found to induce secretion of granzyme B and efficiently kill tumor cells in co-cultures of healthy donor T cells and patient-derived head and neck squamous cell carcinoma cell lines.
November 13, 2020 - The combination of nivolumab and ipilimumab elicited an objective response rate of 25% and was found to be well tolerated in patients with advanced or unresectable angiosarcoma, according to cohort findings of the phase 2 DART trial.
November 13, 2020 - In an effort to expand the benefit of immunotherapy to nonresponders or those who have relapsed, the novel STING agonist SB 11285 is being evaluated as a monotherapy and in combination with atezolizumab in patients with advanced solid tumors in a phase 1/1b dose-escalation trial.
November 13, 2020 - The addition of plasmid IL-12 pembrolizumab resulted in durable responses, as well as several complete responses, in patients with advanced melanoma who were refractory to PD-1–directed therapy.
November 12, 2020 — Pembrolizumab led to a 38% central nervous system response rate and was well tolerated in patients with leptomeningeal metastasis from solid tumors. However, the study was closed early due to poor accrual.
November 12, 2020 - The investigational PD-L1 inhibitor cosibelimab demonstrated durable and robust responses in patients with non–small cell lung cancer and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma.