Items Tagged ‘keytruda’

June 22, 2018

Keytruda Trail Results Suggest Change in Management of Squamous Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

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An interim analysis of the phase III KEYNOTE-407 trial evaluated combined chemotherapy and immunotherapy showed a more than four-month longer median overall survival for metastatic squamous non–small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients who received keytruda (pembrolizumab) plus traditional chemotherapy compared with those who received placebo plus chemotherapy. About Lung Cancer Lung cancer remains the leading cause […]

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Tags: immunotherapy, keytruda, Lung Cancer, News, nsclc, pembrolizumab, Precision Cancer Medicine, squamous non–small-cell lung cancer


February 26, 2018

Keytruda Improves Survival of Advanced Bladder Cancer

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CancerConnect News: Patients with recurrent urothelial cancer lived longer when they received Keytruda (pembrolizumab) compared to chemotherapy as second-line treatment, according to long-term follow of a clinical trial presented at the Genitourinary Cancer Symposium.1 About Bladder Cancer Bladder cancer will be diagnosed in approximately 77,000 people in the United States this year alone. The average […]

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Tags: Bladder Cancer, checkpoint inhibitors, immunotherapy, keytruda, News, PD-1, pembrolizumab, Precision Cancer Medicine, treatment


February 15, 2018

Keytruda Immunotherapy Appears Active for Treatment of Liver Cancer

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CancerConnect News:  According to the results of a study presented at the recent gastrointestinal cancer symposia, Keytruda (pembrolizumab) is an active treatment for advanced liver cancer in patients who have already been treated with Nexavar (sorafenib).1 About Liver Cancer Liver cancer, or hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide.2,3 […]

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Tags: checkpoint inhibitor, hepatocellular cancer, immunotherapy, keytruda, Liver Cancer, News, pembrolizumab, Precision Cancer Medicine


February 13, 2018

Keytruda Promising in PD-L1 Esophageal Cancer

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CancerConnect News: The checkpoint inhibitor Keytruda (pembrolizumab) has been reported to produce an overall response rate of 30% in patients with PD-L1–positive, advanced esophageal cancer.1 About Keytruda Keytruda is a monoclonal antibody that helps to restore the body’s immune system in fighting cancer. It creates its anti-cancer effects by blocking a specific protein used by cancer […]

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Tags: checkpoint inhibitor, Esophageal Cancer, gastroesophageal junction cancer, immunotherapy, keytruda, News, pembrolizumab, Precision Cancer Medicine


January 25, 2018

Breakthrough Therapy Designation Awarded by FDA for Lenvima and Keytruda Combination Treatment for Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma

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CancerConnect News: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced “Breakthrough Therapy Designation” for the multiple receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor Lenvima® (lenvatinib) in combination with Keytruda® (pembrolizumab) for the potential treatment of patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC). About Renal Cell Carcinoma Each year in the United States, more than 61,000 people are […]

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Tags: immunotherapy, keytruda, lenvatinib, Lenvima, News, pembrolizumab, Precision Cancer Medicine, Renal Cancer, renal cell cancer


January 23, 2018

Keytruda Effective in Patients with Relapsed or Refractory Lymphoma

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CancerConnect News: Findings from the KEYNOTE-170 clinical trial Presented at the 59th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting suggest that the novel immunotherapy medication keytruda® (pembrolizumab) represents a new treatment option for non-Hodgkin lymphoma. About Keytruda Keytruda is a monoclonal antibody that helps to restore the body’s immune system in fighting cancer. It creates its […]

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Tags: checkpoint inhibitor, keytruda, Mediastinal Large B-Cell Lymphoma, News, non-hodgkin lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, pembrolizumab, Precision Cancer Medicine


January 17, 2018

Keytruda in Combination with Alimta and Platinum Chemotherapy Improves Survival in Non Small Cell Lung Cancer

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CancerConnect News: Keytruda (pembrolizumab) is the first PD1 Inhibitor to demonstrate improved overall survival when combined with chemotherapy as primary treatment for metastatic non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The KEYNOTE-189 clinical trial evaluated Keytruda in combination with Alimta (pemetrexed) and cisplatin or carboplatin chemotherapy for the first-line treatment of patients with NSCLC. Interim results […]

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Tags: checkpoint inhibitor, immunotherapy, keytruda, Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, News, non-small cell lung cancer, non-squamous, nsclc, PD1 Inhibitor, pembrolizumab, Precision Cancer Medicine


January 12, 2018

Combining T-VEC Herpes Virus With Keytruda Immunotherapy Shows Promise for Treating Advanced Melanoma

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CancerConnect News: UCLA scientists have developed a potential new treatment for melanoma that has shown promising early clinical results.  In a two-year UCLA-led study, nearly two-thirds of people with advanced melanoma responded positively to a treatment that combines the immunotherapy drug keytruda (pembrolizumab) with a herpes virus called T-VEC (talimogene laherpareovec). Researchers found that the […]

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Tags: immunotherapy, keytruda, Melanoma, News, Precision Cancer Medicine, T-VEC, targeted therapy


January 8, 2018

First Line Combination Therapy Improves Progression-Free Survival In Advanced Lung Cancer

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A recently reported study confirms that combination therapy using the “checkpoint inhibitor” Tecentriq® (atezolizumab) and chemotherapy as first line treatment for advanced non-squamous non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) improves progression-free survival (PFS), according to results of the phase III IMpower150 trial.1 About Lung Cancer Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. In the […]

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Tags: checkpoint inhibitors, immunotherapy, keytruda, Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, News, nivolumab, non-small cell lung cancer, opdivo, pembrolizumab, Precision Cancer Medicine, Tecentriq


December 12, 2017

Keytruda Immunotherapy Shows Promise for Patients With Herceptin-resistant Breast Cancer

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A combination of Keytruda (pembrolizumab) and Herceptin (trastuzumab), tested in patients with Herceptin-resistant advanced HER2-positive breast cancer, was well tolerated and had clinical benefit in patients whose tumors were positive for a biomarker for Keytruda, according to data presented at the 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. About HER2-Positive Breast Cancer About one in five […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Herceptin-resistant, immunotherapy, keytruda, News, pembrolizumab, Precision Cancer Medicine, SABCS, trastuzumab


December 6, 2017

The Role of Immunotherapy in the Treatment of Advanced Non Small Cell Lung Cancer

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Treatment options for advanced NSCLC fit into 3 main categories… Targeted Therapy – we test lung cancer for specific mutations to see if we have an appropriate targeted medication. Immunotherapy – if targeted therapy is not an option immunotherapy should be part of the initial treatment strategy. We test the cancer for a specific protein […]

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Tags: keytruda, lung biomarker, Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, lung cancer treatment, News, non-small cell lung cancer, Precision Cancer Medicine


October 23, 2017

Keytruda® Significantly Prolongs Survival Compared to Chemotherapy First-Line Treatment for Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

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Updated study results presented at the World Congress on Lung Cancer this week continue to demonstrate that treatment of advanced non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors expressed high levels of PD-1 with Keytruda® (pembrolizumab) is superior to standard chemotherapy and significantly improves survival. Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. In […]

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Tags: immunotherapy, keytruda, News, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, non-small cell lung cancer, opdivo, PD-1, Precision Cancer Medicine


October 17, 2017

Imfinzi Improves Survival in Stage 3 Non Small Cell Lung Cancer

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Immunotherapy could be the new standard of care in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).  The novel immunotherapy checkpoint inhibitors Keytruda® (pembrolizumab) and Opdivo (nivolumab) are already standard of care for advanced NSCLC.1   A recently published study has demonstrated that patients with earlier stage III, locally advanced NSCLC may benefit from anther checkpoint inhibitor Imfinzi […]

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Tags: checkpoint inhibitor, durvalumab, Imfinzi, immunotherapy, keytruda, locally advanced NSCLC, Lung Cancer, News, nivolumab, opdivo, pembrolizumab, Precision Cancer Medicine


October 12, 2017

Immunotherapy Active Against Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

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October is breast cancer awareness month and patients with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) should be aware that data from two clinical trials provide additional evidence that they may derive benefit from checkpoint inhibitor therapy.1-4 About Triple Negative Breast Cancer Approximately 12% of breast cancers are triple-negative breast cancers, meaning that they are estrogen-receptor negative (ER-), […]

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Tags: atezolizumab, Breast Cancer, checkpoint inhibitor, immunotherapy, keytruda, News, PD-1, pembrolizumab, Precision Cancer Medicine, Tecentriq, Triple Negative Breast Cancer


October 4, 2017

FDA Approves Aliqopa for Relapsed Follicular Lymphoma

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval to Aliqopa® (copanlisib), an intravenously administered pan-class I phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) inhibitor, for the treatment of adults with relapsed follicular lymphoma who have received at least two prior systemic therapies. Follicular lymphoma is the most common indolent (slow-growing) form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), which is […]

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Tags: 2016, advanced, ESMO, keytruda, Lung Cancer, News, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, nsclc, opdivo, PD-1, pembrolizumab, Tecentriq