Pembrolizumab Plus Bevacizumab and Cyclophosphamide Shows Promising Efficacy, Tolerability in Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

September 26, 2022 9:49 am

by Megan Hollasch

Real-world data from a retrospective study showed that pembrolizumab combined with the anti-VEGF agent bevacizumab plus oral metronomic cyclophosphamide displayed minimal toxicity in a significant number of patients with recurrent epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal Read more

Phase 1 Success of Targeting MUC16 in Patients With Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

September 14, 2022 1:11 pm

by Jordyn Sava

In an interview with Targeted Oncology during the EMSO Annual Congress, David O’Malley, MD, discussed the phase 1 study of ubamatamab in ovarian cancer.

Ubamatamab, a novel MUC16 antibody, demonstrated evidence of durable responses in patients with … Read more

TCR T-Cell Therapy Shows Efficacy Across MAGE-A4+ Solid Tumors

September 10, 2022 10:50 am

by Victoria Johnson

ADP-A2M4CD8 will be evaluated in the phase 2 SURPASS-3 trial initiating in late 2022 or early 2023.

ADP-A2M4CD8, a CD8+ T-cell receptor (TCR) engineered T-cell therapy has yielded responses across a variety of MAGE-A4+ solid tumors, including

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Immune receptors recognizing mutations in p53 could guide immunotherapies for solid tumors

September 6, 2022 1:48 pm

CCR scientists have identified dozens of naturally occurring receptors that direct immune cells to tumors with mutations in p53, the most commonly mutated gene in human cancers. The research team, led by Steven Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D., Chief of the … Read more

Epigenetic ‘Priming’ Boosts Cancer Immunotherapy

July 25, 2022 11:11 am

by Will Doss

An epigenetic inhibitor can boost immune system activity in patients with ovarian cancer, making them more suitable for treatment with immunotherapy, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

This could … Read more

Ofranergene Obadenovec/Paclitaxel Combo Misses Survival End Points in Platinum-Resistant Ovarian Cancer

July 20, 2022 12:09 pm

by Caroline Seymour

The combination of ofranergene obadenovec and paclitaxel failed to elicit a statistically significant improvement in progression-free survival or overall survival compared with paclitaxel alone in patients with platinum-resistant ovarian cancer, missing the coprimary end points of the Read more

Early Signs of Clinical Promise Noted for Neoadjuvant Chemoimmunotherapy in Advanced Ovarian Cancer

April 13, 2022 2:12 pm

by Conor Killmurray

Eighty-percent of all patients treated with durvalumab and tremelimumab in combination with neoadjuvant chemotherapy at least had a partial response to treatment prior to the end of a phase 2 trial.

The use of dual immune checkpoint

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CAR T-Cell Therapy Demonstrates Efficacy With or Without mRNA Vaccine in Solid Tumors

April 11, 2022 9:46 am

by Jonah Fieldman

The CAR T-cell therapy BNT211, with or without an mRNA vaccine, produced efficacious and tolerable safety results.

The CAR T-cell therapy BNT211, with or without an mRNA vaccine, produced efficacious and tolerable safety results, according to data

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Nemvaleukin Alfa Plus Pembrolizumab Demonstrates Promising Responses, Disease Control in Platinum-Resistant Ovarian Cancer

March 20, 2022 9:55 am

by Hayley Virgil

Patients with pretreated ovarian cancer who are resistant to platinum-based chemotherapy may experience promising responses and disease control following treatment with nemvaleukin alfa and pembrolizumab.

Treatment with nemvaleukin alfa (ALKS 4230) plus pembrolizumab (Keytruda) yielded tumor responses

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Novel metabolic mechanisms contribute to how ovarian cancer evades immune attack, research finds

March 16, 2022 9:43 am

by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.

High-grade serous carcinoma is the most aggressive form of ovarian cancer and accounts for the majority of advanced-stage cases. The poor outcomes associated with the disease underscore the need for more effective treatments. A research team … Read more

‘Drug factory’ implants eliminate ovarian, colorectal cancer in mice

March 2, 2022 11:45 am

by Jade Boyd

Rice immunotherapy treatment could begin human clinical trials this year

HOUSTON – (March 2, 2022) – Rice University bioengineers have shown they can eradicate advanced-stage ovarian and colorectal cancer in mice in as little as six days

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The secret hideouts of ovarian cancer revealed

February 11, 2022 9:53 am

Every year, roughly 550 women develop ovarian cancer in Finland. Ovarian cancer is difficult to treat and it is commonly fatal, with 320 women dying of ovarian cancer annually in Finland.

Cancer can only develop and progress when the tumour … Read more

Ludwig Lausanne team devises a method to selectively grow tumor-targeting T cells for cancer therapy

November 15, 2021 10:02 am

NOVEMBER 15, 2021, NEW YORK – A Ludwig Cancer Research study has devised a highly efficient method to generate large numbers of immune cells specifically engineered to recognize neoantigens—small fragments of randomly mutated proteins that are typically unique to a … Read more

Study Points to New Approach to Improve Ovarian Cancer Treatment

November 12, 2021 9:31 am

By Asher Jones

Immune checkpoint inhibitors are a type of cancer treatment that help the immune system’s T cells recognize and attack tumors. But these immunotherapy drugs aren’t effective against all cancers. In a study published today in Science AdvancesRead more

Ludwig Cancer Research study identifies cellular interactions essential to the immune attack on ovarian tumors

November 5, 2021 4:45 pm

NOVEMBER 5, 2021, NEW YORK – A Ludwig Cancer Research study has uncovered a cellular interaction that is essential to the ability of the immune system’s cytotoxic T lymphocytes to destroy ovarian tumors and shown that its engagement could help … Read more

Live Tumor Cells Damaged by Chemotherapy May Provide Boost to Checkpoint Inhibitor Therapies

October 20, 2021 12:00 am

New research led by investigators at MIT, has demonstrated that a patient’s own live tumor cells, damaged by chemotherapy, may also augment antitumor immunity. The results suggest these live cell adjuvants may enhance the effectiveness of immune checkpoint blockade (ICB)

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How ovarian cancers evade the immune system

October 6, 2021 12:00 am

By Krista Conger

It’s diabolical, and so clever. Recent research by cancer biologist Wendy Fantl, PhD, and immunologist and cancer biologist Veronica Gonzalez, PhD, shows that ovarian tumors thrive by convincing nearby immune cells that the cancer cells are those … Read more

Nivolumab vs Gemcitabine or Pegylated Liposomal Doxorubicin: What Regimen Improves Survival in Platinum-Resistant Ovarian Cancer?

September 15, 2021 10:44 am

By Matthew Stenger

In a Japanese phase III trial (NINJA) reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Hamanishi et al found that nivolumab did not improve overall survival vs chemotherapy with either gemcitabine or pegylated liposomal doxorubicin in platinum-resistant epithelial … Read more

Atezolizumab Regimen Fails to Extend PFS in Newly Diagnosed Ovarian Cancer

May 24, 2021 3:00 pm

By Jennifer Southall

The addition of atezolizumab to chemotherapy and bevacizumab failed to significantly prolong PFS for women with newly diagnosed stage III or stage IV epithelial ovarian cancer, according to a phase 3 study in Journal of Clinical OncologyRead more

Smart Cell Therapies for Solid Cancers Ready to Move Toward Clinical Trials

April 28, 2021 7:00 pm

By Lindzi Wessel

Immunotherapies that fight cancer have been a life-saving advancement for many patients, but the approach only works on a few types of malignancies, leaving few treatment options for most cancer patients with solid tumors. Now, in two Read more