An antibody that targets and is taken up only by certain types of cancer cells has been developed by A*STAR researchers. Combining this antibody with an anticancer drug could lead to a new treatment for some types of breast and … Read more
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
An analysis of the NRG Oncology clinical trial NRG-GY003 suggests that adding ipilimumab, a monoclonal antibody that targets the protein receptor CTLA-4, to a regimen with the checkpoint inhibitor nivolumab could improve the proportion with tumor response and progression-free survival … Read more
Combining a new targeted cancer drug with chemotherapy has shown promise in an early clinical trial, in patients with ovarian or lung cancer for whom all other treatments had failed.
The combination of targeted drug vistusertib along with paclitaxel chemotherapy … Read more
Proponents of precision medicine cite the growing numbers of successful precision cancer drugs. The examples of Herceptin (trastuzumab), Gleevec (imatinib mesylate), Xalkori (crizotinib), and Zelboraf (vemurafenib) come to mind. Skeptics, on the other hand, focus on the … Read more
New research has shown that ovarian cancer patients with a tumor mutation in the BRAF gene respond exceptionally well to treatment with targeted drugs, known as BRAF inhibitors.
BRAF inhibitors block the activity of mutated BRAF gene. They are currently … Read more