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U.S. FDA Approved Immune-Checkpoint Inhibitors Updated 23-Apr-2018

Since 2011, when the United States Food and Drug Administration (U.S. FDA) approved ipilimumab (Yervoy®) for malignant melanoma, several immune-checkpoint inhibitors have been granted marketing authorisation. Do you know all the indications? MediPaper made an overview of all the U.S. FDA approved immune-checkpoint inhibitors and other U.S. FDA approved immunotherapies.

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Nivolumab-Ipilimumab Combination: A New Option for TMB-High NSCLC (CheckMate 227)

First-line nivolumab-ipilimumab in TMB-high NSCLC with was associated with a more than tripled 1-year progression-free survival (PFS) rate compared to platinum-based chemotherapy in the Phase III CheckMate 227 trial (NCT02477826).

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Frontline Combination of Pembrolizumab and Chemotherapy: A New Standard of Care for Nonsquamous NSCLC

Frontline pembrolizumab (KeytrudaⓇ) plus standard platinum-based chemotherapy reduces the risk of death by more than 50% in patients with nonsquamous non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) not harbouring EGFR or ALK genetic aberrations, as shown by the Phase III KEYNOTE-189 (NCT02578680).

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Pembrolizumab effective in frontline NSCLC with low PD-L1 expression

Pembrolizumab (Keytruda®) as single-agent immunotherapy in the frontline setting of any histology NSCLC with a PD-L1 expression ≥1% was associated with improved overall survival (OS) when compared to platinum-doublet chemotherapy in the KEYNOTE-042.

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I-O in Special Populations: Diabetes and Concomitant Steroids

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Crizotinib beneficial for East-Asian NSCLC patients with ROS1 alterations

Crizotinib in Asian NSCLC patients with ROS1 alterations was associated with a 71.7% objective response rate (ORR) with a median duration of response (DOR) of 19.7 months (95% CI, 14.1 months - not reached). Learn more about the results with crizotinib in East-Asian non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients harbouring c-ros oncogene 1 (ROS1) rearrangements.

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Nivolumab for NPC: immunotherapy active in nasophareyngeal carcinoma (NCI-9742)

Nivolumab (OpdivoⓇ) immunotherapy is active in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). A study published in JCO by Brigette Ma (CUHK) and a team of researchers from Hong Kong, Singapore, and the US showed promising results with nivolumab in NPC. Read more about immunotherapy in NPC.

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Making sense of 1st-line immunotherapy in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)

The expansion of therapeutic options with immunotherapies will reflect a dramatic change in the guidelines for lung cancer, where immunotherapies mostly compete with the use of chemotherapeutic agents. A brief communication on immunotherapies for NSCLC.

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Advances in the Prophylaxis of Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting: From Multi-Dose to Single Dose Control

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Achieving Long-Term Survival in the First-Line Treatment of Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma; A Balancing Act of Efficacy and Side-Effects

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Do you know your lifetime risk on Pancreatic Cancer?

November turns purple for pancreatic cancer awareness. Focus is on one of the most difficult-to-treat tumours with the final objective: to double the survival of pancreatic cancer by 2020. What is your risk to develop pancreatic cancer? And how likely are you to get cured of the disease?

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Luminal Breast Cancer: can CDK4/6 Inhibition by Palbociclib Improve on Chemotherapy?

Can chemotherapy be avoided in women with hormone-sensitive breast cancer? This is a prominent question in the treatment of breast cancer around the globe.

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Nivolumab for Renal Carcinoma: Getting the Most Out of PD-1 Immunotherapy

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Should all Women with Endocrine-Sensitive and Operable Breast Cancer Receive Adjuvant Hormonal Therapy?

One in six women with early, operable breast cancer may not need years of adjuvant hormonal therapy after primary treatment. This was the conclusion of a recent study published in JAMA (the Journal of the American Medical Association) Oncology.

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Interested in Attending an Immunooncology Conference?

The CICS Annual Conference on Immuno Oncology is offering the most significant advances in the world of oncology. The goal of the meeting is to convey the clinical and translational advances in various areas of cancer immunology to medical oncologists, medical students, and other health professionals.

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ESMO16 Breast Cancer: Palbociclib, Ribociclib and Abemaciclib Data

Cyclin-dependent Kinase 4 and 6 (CDK4/6) inhibitors have shown clinical activity in patients with endocrine-resistant metastatic breast cancer. During the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Annual Meeting 2016, significant updates on studies with CDK4/6 inhibitors ribociclib, palbociclib and abemaciclib were presented.

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PD-L1 Biomarker: a Comparison of ASCO2016 PD-1 and PD-L1 Data

The United States Food and Drug Agency (US FDA) require the development of companion diagnostics (CDx). CDx can help to identify patients at risk and guide patient selection. Moreover, it serves as a marker for treatment outcome. Thus enabling physicians to better balance safety with efficacy. The US FDA motivates the development of a CDx in early stages of clinical studies.

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Novel Biomarker for Ipilimumab Treatment may aid Future Patient Selection in Several Malignancies

The number of different types of T-helper cells (Th) and cytotoxic T cells (CD8) may predict response to ipilimumab in several malignancies. This was concluded by Dr Juan Pablo Márquez Manríquez who presented the study at the ESMO conference on behalf of the investigators of the Sonora Cancer Research Center (CICS) in Mexico and the United States (U.S.).

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ESMO16 Ipilimumab data - Download the PPT

ESMO 2016 ipilimumab data is largely focussed on melanoma. Of the three Late Breaking Abstracts (LBA), two will discuss the use of ipilimumab in melanoma. The third LBA will discuss the use of ipilimumab in squamous cell head and neck cancer (SCCHN / HNSCC).

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ESMO16 Pembrolizumab data - Download the PPT

Late breaking abstracts at ESMO 2016 with pembrolizumab are largely in lung cancer. Data includes the phase III Keynote-010, the Keynote-024 study, and a study combining ramucirumab with pembrolizumab in NSCLC will be presented. Furthermore, late breaking abstracts will include data of pembrolizumab in urothelial cancer, the KEYNOTE-052 study.

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ESMO16 Durvalumab, Avelumab, Tremelimumab Data - Download the PPT

Avelumab and durvalumab both are PD-L1 targeted antibodies, similar to atezolizumab (Tecentriq™), which was recently approved by the US FDA. Tremelimumab is a CTLA-4 inhibitor, similar to ipilimumab. It is a drug with a long history and also known as CP-675,206 and ticilimumab. The drug has been extensively investigated with mixed results.

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ESMO16 Atezolizumab data - Download the PPT

ESMO 2016 atezolizumab data is focussed on lung cancer, melanoma, and urothelial cancer. Data includes cohort 1 of the Phase II IMvigor 210 Study in first-line metastatic Urothelial Cancer (mUC). The latest U.S. FDA approved indication for atezolizumab was Metastatic Urothelial Cancer in May 2016.

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ESMO16 Nivolumab data - Download the PPT

ESMO 2016 nivolumab data in Late Breaking Abstracts is focused on two studies in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC; CheckMate 026 and a neoadjuvant study), one presentation in combination with ipilimumab in stage 3 palpable melanoma (OpACIN trial), and finally a presentation in metastatic urothelial carcinoma (mUC; CheckMate-275 trial).

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Cancer symptom awareness linked to survival

Increased cancer awareness improves survival, according to a recent study by Cancer Research UK (CRUK) published in the British Journal of Cancer (BJC). The researchers matched cancer symptom awareness from a population-based survey in over 35,000 people across the UK with the cancer registry.

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ASCO Guideline NeoAdjuvant Chemotherapy for Ovarian Cancer Updated

In women with stage IIIC or IV ovarian cancer, primary cytoreductive surgery (PCS) may be preferred when there is a high chance to achieve cytoreduction to <1 cm with acceptable morbidity. This was concluded by an expert panel who published clinical guidelines in the Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO) this week.

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IMM101 plus Gemcitabine Hopeful in Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

A phase II proof-of-concept (POC) study investigating the safety and tolerability of immune modulator IMM-101 plus gemcitabine vs. single agent gemcitabine in advanced pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) showed significant improved progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) in metastatic patients receiving the combination treatment.

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Palbociclib (Ibrance®): First in Class CDK4/6 Inhibitor

At the American Association for Cancer Research, 2014 annual meeting (AACR) Richard Finn presented the results of the PALOMA-1 study with Ibrance® (palbociclib), an oral inhibitor of cyclin-dependent kinase 4/6 (CDK4/6). Based on the results of this Phase 2 study, palbociclib was recently approved by the United States Drug and Food Administration (U.S. FDA). What is the current level of evidence on palbociclib in approved indications?

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Ki67 in Breast Cancer: an overview

Recent studies have shown new possible applications for Ki67. Huh et al. showed that low Ki67 levels in healthy breast tissue correlated with a lesser lifetime chance of breast cancer. Another study by Arnedos and colleagues concluded that palbociclib was able to invoke a significant Ki67-level drop. After a decade of Ki67-controversies, these results put the marker back in the spotlight.

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ASCO16 Ribociclib & Abemaciclib Data

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ASCO16 palbociclib (Ibrance©) Data

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ASCO16 Avelumab, Durvalumab, and Tremelimumab

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ASCO16 Atezolizumab (Tecentriq©) Data

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ASCO16 Ipilimumab (Yervoy©) Data

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ASCO16 Nivolumab (Opdivo©) Data

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ASCO16 Pembrolizumab (Keytruda©) Data

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