Latest Immunotherapy Treatments

Keytruda and Chemotherapy Improve Survival in Mesothelioma Patients

The U.S Food and Drug Administration has accepted a priority review for a new Supplemental Biologics License Application. This could be a new era in the management of pleural mesothelioma, leading to a better future for those diagnosed with the cancer. The review is looking for approval of Keytruda used[…]

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Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors Can Improve Survival in Mesothelioma Patients

Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a rare cancer that is hard to treat. There is a poor prognosis for people diagnosed with mesothelioma, but there is hope in the form of immune checkpoint inhibitors. There could be a chance of better outcomes in mesothelioma patients. A new article in Open Respiratory[…]

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Galinpepimut-S Alongside Opdivo Improves Survival in Mesothelioma Patients

Sellas Life Sciences recently reported results from its Phase I clinical trial showing that survival was improved in pleural mesothelioma patients due to its treatment. The trial looked at the treatment called galinpepimut-S (GPS), an immunotherapy vaccine. There were 10 patients in the study with relapsed or refractory mesothelioma. Nine[…]

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Altered CAR-T Cell Therapy for the Treatment of Mesothelioma

Immunotherapy is an innovative and groundbreaking way to treat cancer. It uses the immune system to fight and kill cancer cells. One immunotherapy treatment that is showing good results for certain cancers is called CAR-T cell therapy, which is able to target specific proteins on cancer cells. One of the[…]

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Radiation and Immunotherapy Combination Improves Survival in Lung Cancer Patients

A new study looking at low dose radiation and immunotherapy is showing promising results for non-small cell lung cancer. Patients treated with the combination had higher progression free survival compared to patients who received immunotherapy alone. Research was completed at Weill Cornell Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian as well as at Columbia University[…]

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ADI-PEG 20 is Being Tested on Non-Epithelioid Mesothelioma

Polaris Group recently announced an application for a rolling submission of a new mesothelioma treatment. The Biologic License Application is the first step in becoming approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The treatment, known as ADI-PEG 20, is for the use on non-epithelioid mesothelioma patients alongside pemetrexed and platinum[…]

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Pembrolizumab and Chemotherapy Improve Survival in Patients

Pleural mesothelioma, a cancer mainly caused by asbestos, is a hard cancer to treat. Diagnosis usually occurs when it is in a late stage, leading to limited treatment options. New clinical trials are always being performed to try to find a new treatment approach that could possibly extend the lives[…]

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Checkmate743 Showed Higher Toxicity in a Real World Setting

A group of Australian patients receiving Checkmate743 therapy saw higher levels of toxicity compared to CheckMate743 clinical trial patients. Checkmate743 consists of a dual treatment of ipilimumab and nivolumab and is the standard of care for patients with unresectable pleural mesothelioma. Unresectable means patients are not able to receive surgery[…]

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Inhibiting YB-1 Can Help Improve Mesothelioma Treatments

Researchers in Vienna, Austria recently found a protein that could help treat mesothelioma patients. Researchers found the oncoprotein YB-1 which, when targeted, could make pleural mesothelioma more sensitive to chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The results of the study were published in the medical journal “Cancer Letters.” The study builds on earlier[…]

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Chemoimmunotherapy Benefits Pleural Mesothelioma Patients

Results from a phase 3 clinical trial were recently published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology showing that a combination of chemotherapy and immunotherapy for mesothelioma improves patients’ survival more than chemotherapy alone. Researchers combined Keytruda, or pembrolizumab, with platinum and pemetrexed chemotherapy. The overall response rate for patients receiving[…]

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