Tumor neoantigenicity assessment with CSiN score incorporates clonality and immunogenicity to predict immunotherapy outcomes

Immunotherapy has unleashed a revolution in care for some cancer patients. But most immunotherapies help only a small subset of patients, meaning doctors often have to resort to a trial-and-error process to determine who might actually benefit from the novel treatments. Now, scientists have developed a new metric they believe can help predict whether patients will respond

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Nivolumab Extends Survival in Pretreated Advanced Stomach Cancer Patients, Phase 3 Trial Results Show

The immune checkpoint inhibitor nivolumab may be a safe and effective treatment for people with advanced gastric or esophagogastric junction cancer who failed standard chemotherapy regimens, results from a Phase 3 clinical trial suggest. A three-year survival analysis of the trial, called ATTRACTION-2 (NCT02267343), showed that the treatment significantly extended patients’ lives and the time they

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Melanoma Immunotherapy Enhanced by Targeting Treg Cell Control Protein

Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute have identified a new potential strategy for boosting the immune system’s ability to fight cancer.  Studies in gene knockout mice, carried out in collaboration with a team at NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center, suggested that a protein known as Siah2 is involved in the control of T

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Current Immunotherapy: Progress With Adoptive Cellular Therapies and Combinations

Source Targeted Oncology The clinical development and application of cancer immunotherapy over the past decade has translated the long-standing knowledge of the close relationship between cancerous tissues and lymphoid immune cells, dating back to the late 19th century.1,2 Today, cancer immunotherapies, all of which recruit the body’s own immune system to target and eliminate cancer cells,

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Moffitt Researchers Identify a Mechanism Controlling Tumor Cell Recognition by Immune Cells

Immunotherapy has become a standard treatment approach for several types of cancer, including melanoma. However, tumors can escape immune cell detection even with the use of immunotherapies. In a new study published in Cancer Immunology Research, Moffitt Cancer Center researchers, in collaboration with the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine, describe a cellular mechanism that controls tumor cell

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European Commission Approves Bavencio-Inlyta for First-line Treatment of Advanced Kidney Cancer

The European Commission (EC) has approved a combination regimen of Bavencio (avelumab) injections plus Inlyta (axitinib) tablets for the first-line treatment of adult patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC), the most common type of kidney cancer. The combination can be used in patients regardless of their predicted prognosis and PD-L1 status. The EC’s decision followed a positive recommendation issued in September by the Committee for Medicinal

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