New Type of Immunotherapy Hinders the Spread of Ovarian Cancer

March 26, 2020 10:00 am

Malignant ovarian cancer is insidious: Known and feared for vague and uncharacteristic symptoms that often mean the disease is discovered so late that on average only four out of six patients are still alive after five years. Researchers from Aarhus … Read more

VB-111 Hits Milestone in Phase III Platinum-Resistant Ovarian Cancer Trial

March 26, 2020 10:00 am

By Jason M. Broderick

An independent panel determined that the investigational agent VB-111 (ofranergene obadenovec) met the interim prespecified efficacy criterion in the phase III OVAL study in patients with platinum-resistant ovarian cancer, and that the trial should continue without … Read more

Immunotherapy With Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy Signals Efficacy in Advanced-Stage Ovarian Cancer

March 19, 2020 11:00 am

By Nichole Tucker

GEN-1 immunotherapy demonstrated dose-dependent efficacy results in newly diagnosed patients with advanced epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer (EOC) when treated in combination with the standard of care, according to results from the OVATION 2 … Read more

IMV preps pivotal trials for ovarian cancer T cell therapy

February 26, 2020 11:00 am

IMV says new results from its phase 2 trial of lead drug DPX-Survivac, designed to stimulate a T cell response in ovarian cancer, have set it on course for a registration trial.

The Canadian biotech revealed data from the 22-patient … Read more

IFN-Activated Monocytes Show Early Promise For Ovarian Cancer

February 13, 2020 11:00 am

By Sharon Worcester

REPORTING FROM THE CLINICAL IMMUNO-ONCOLOGY SYMPOSIUM

– Intraperitoneal infusions of peginterferon alfa-2b and interferon gamma-1b, administered with or without autologous monocytes, showed antitumor activity and tolerability in heavily pretreated patients with ovarian cancer in a first-in-human
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Supercharged Cancer Cells Outrun Chemo, Race toward Immunotherapy

February 7, 2020 10:00 am

Cancer cells operate in mutational overdrive, which allows them to blow past chemotherapy and other would-be enforcers of physiological order. Cancer’s speeding, however, may prove to be a vulnerability, say scientists from the Mayo Clinic, the Institute of Cancer Research, … Read more

Tweaking how CAR-T therapy kills tumors could stop a dangerous side effect, study finds

January 28, 2020 10:00 am

By Sharon Begley

As every trauma surgeon knows, there are messy bullet wounds and there are neat ones, and the former cause incomparably more trouble. If a team of scientists in China is right, the same principle may explain why … Read more

“One-size-fits-all” cancer treatment could be on the horizon after scientists discover new immune cell by accident

January 24, 2020 10:00 am

By Kashmira Gander

Scientists have discovered a new cell in the immune system that can kill many types of cancer, which they hope could one day be used to create a “one size fits all” treatment for the disease.

In … Read more

Siravatinib/Tislelizumab Signals Efficacy in Patients With Platinum-Resistant Ovarian Cancer

December 19, 2019 6:00 pm

By Nichole Tucker

Preliminary data showed that the combination of sitravatinib (MGCD516) and tislelizumab (BGB-A317) is well tolerated and may promote antitumor activity when administered to patients with platinum-resistant ovarian cancer, according to a press release from BieGene, Ltd, which … Read more

Olaparib Plus Durvalumab Show Durable Activity in Germline BRCA+ Breast, Ovarian Cancer

October 11, 2019 5:00 pm

By Wayne Kuznar

The case for the combination of olaparib (Lynparza) and durvalumab (Imfinzi) in patients with metastatic breast cancer and relapsed ovarian cancer with germline BRCA mutations was strengthened based on the updated results from the phase I/II MEDIOLA, … Read more

Can PARP Inhibitors and Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors Improve Outcomes in Ovarian Cancer?

August 26, 2019 7:00 pm

By Dave Levitan

The combination of a poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor and immune checkpoint inhibition with tislelizumab was well tolerated and showed promising anti-tumor activity in a phase I trial of patients with multiple solid tumor types, according to … Read more

Discovery of New “Don’t Eat Me Protein” Points the Way to Effective Cancer Therapy

August 1, 2019 4:00 pm

By Alexandru Micu

Stanford University (SU) researchers have found a new signaling molecule that cancer cells use to keep the immune system at bay.

Our bodies’ immune cells are, among other objectives, tasked with clearing out malfunctioning cells. In theory, … Read more

Novel Treatment Turns Tumors Into ‘Cancer Vaccine Factories’

June 13, 2019 5:00 pm

By Mark L. Fuerst

In-situ vaccine may enhance immunotherapy response in resistant cancers, study shows.

A novel approach to cancer immunotherapy injects immune stimulants directly into a tumor to “teach,” induce the immune system to destroy the cancer and other

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Types of Drugs Used to Treat Cancer

April 15, 2019 7:00 pm

By Andrea S. Blevins Primeau, PhD, MBA

There are many different types of agents used in the treatment of cancer, and they can generally be classified according to molecule type or their basic mechanism of action. Different cancer types have … Read more

SGO 2019: Dendritic Cell-Based Immunotherapy Appears Promising for Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

March 16, 2019 5:00 pm

The treatment offers long-lasting anti-tumor immunity.

The addition of a dendritic cell immunotherapy to chemotherapy has been found to prolong overall survival significantly in patients with recurrent ovarian cancer. The combination of chemotherapy + immunotherapy corresponded to 73% survival after … Read more

SXSW Panel: ‘Frontiers of Cancer: Racing Toward A Cure’

March 9, 2019 6:00 pm

Clearity’s Executive Director, Hillary Theakston, spoke on a panel of industry leaders at SXSW on ‘Frontiers of Cancer: Racing Toward A Cure’. Hillary, along with fellow panelists Amy Puliafito, Bobbie Rimel, MD, and Karl Handelsman discussed major investments, … Read more

Anti-CD47 Antibody Trial in Advanced Cancers Shows Treatment Appears Safe, Well-Tolerated

March 6, 2019 5:00 pm

By Krista Conger

Over the years, I’ve written quite a bit about a protein called CD47 that is found on the surface of many types of cancer cells, as well as on aging red blood cells.

In 2009, researchers in … Read more

AI Tool Scans Tumour Shape to Detect Aggressive Ovarian Cancer

January 15, 2019 12:30 am

Researchers at The Institute of Cancer Research, London (ICR) have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) test that analyses the shape of tumour cells to identify patients with aggressive ovarian cancer.

The test is intended to enable tailored treatment based on … Read more

Merck, Pfizer’s Bavencio Misses Ovarian Cancer Trial Endpoints

November 26, 2018 7:45 pm

By Selina McKee

A late-stage study testing Merck KGaA and Pfizer’s PD-L1 antibody Bavencio has failed to meet its primary endpoints in patients with certain forms of ovarian cancer.

The drug was being tested as monotherapy and in combination with … Read more

New Dual-Action Cancer-Killing Virus

November 18, 2018 8:00 pm

Scientists have equipped a virus that kills carcinoma cells with a protein so it can also target and kill adjacent cells that are tricked into shielding the cancer from the immune system.

It is the first time that cancer-associated fibroblasts … Read more