Charles J. Link, Jr, MD
Adding the IDO inhibitor indoximod to pembrolizumab (Keytruda) led to an overall response rate (ORR) of 61% in patients with advanced melanoma, according to updated phase II data scheduled to be presented at the Third International Cancer Immunotherapy Conference in Frankfurt/Mainz, Germany.
“Our team is excited to move forward with this pivotal trial,” Eugene Kennedy, MD, vice president of Clinical and Medical Affairs at NewLink, said in a statement. “We believe that allowing physicians the choice of either pembrolizumab or nivolumab accurately reflects current clinical care and should aid in enrolling the trial by the end of 2018.”
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