Roche immunotherapy combination increases lung cancer survival - study

(Reuters) - Roche's immunotherapy Tecentriq, given with its older drug Avastin and chemotherapy, improved survival of advanced lung cancer patients by about 30 percent over the combination without Tecentriq, according to interim results of a late stage trial released on Wednesday.
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AbstractNovel approaches with checkpoint inhibitors in immunotherapy continue to be essential in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, the low rate of primary response and the development of acquired resistance during the immunotherapy limit their long-term effectiveness. The underlying cause of acquired resistance is poorly understood; potential management strategies for patients with acquired resistance are even less clear. Here, we report the case of a 75-year-old female smoker with cough, fatigue, and weight loss that was found to have an 8.6  cm right upper lobe lung lesion with local in...
Source: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Recently, many combination therapies involving an immune checkpoint inhibitor targeting the programmed cell death-1 (PD-1)/programmed cell death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) pathway and another treatment option such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and various immunotherapy agents have been explored to improve the response rate and clinical outcomes in various solid tumors including non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) [1 –8]. Especially, combination therapy with an indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase 1 (IDO1) inhibitor and a PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitor is expected to be a novel and effective treatment option and is currently attracting a lot of attention.
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Roche Holding ’s Tecentriq immunotherapy, in combination with Avastin and chemotherapy, won U.S. FDA approval as a first-line treatment for a type of lung cancer.
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Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding AG said on Thursday that its Tecentriq immunotherapy in combination with chemotherapy was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a first-line treatment for a form of lung cancer.
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Swiss group Roche Holding AG said on Wednesday its Tecentriq immunotherapy mixed with chemotherapy won priority review from the U.S. regulator for treating a type of lung cancer, a potential boost to the drug that has been trailing rivals' revenues.
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Roche's Tecentriq immunotherapy with chemotherapy won priority review in the United States for the initial treatment of extensive-stage small cell lung cancer (SCLC), the company said, setting up possible approval by March 18.
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(Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncol ó gicas (CNIO)) Combining immunotherapy with chemotherapy in patients with metastatic squamous cell carcinoma 'significantly increases' the survival of patients.Squamous cell carcinoma represents 20 percent to 30 percent of all cases of lung cancer and has a worse prognosis than other variants. It has the least amount of progress in terms of treatment.Patients who received chemotherapy and immunotherapy extended their survival by almost 16 months on average, compared to 11.3 months for those who received chemotherapy alone.
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AbstractRecent randomized phase III trials (KEYNOTE-407 and IMpower131) reported that adding anti-programmed death (ligand) 1 (anti-PD-(L)1) antibodies in combination with taxane-platinum improve the therapeutic efficacy for advanced squamous non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, there is no head-to-head comparison of pembrolizumab (anti-PD-1) plus chemotherapy vs. atezolizumab (anti-PD-L1) plus chemotherapy. Therefore, we performed an indirect comparison to explore the optimal choice of anti-PD-(L)1 treatment for advanced squamous NSCLC in combination with chemotherapy. The clinical outcomes were overall survival (...
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Rationale: For metastatic non-small cell lung cancer with no epidermal growth factor receptor mutations or anaplastic lymphoma kinase gene rearrangements, programmed cell death-1 (PD-1) blockade is preferentially recommended post first-line chemotherapy. However, still many patients do not respond to these agents. After development of resistance to PD-1 blockade, further evaluation of chemotherapy regimen will be necessary. Patient concerns: A 57-year old man had cough with minimal whitish expectoration. Computed tomography (CT) scans showed that he had an upper lobe mass of his left lung and multiple lymphadenectasis...
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Purpose of review ‘Early-stage’ nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) refers to stage I and stage II disease, and selected cases of stage IIIA disease where complete tumor resection is feasible. Surgery is the standard treatment for early NSCLC, but the overall 5-year survival remains below 50%. The addition of adjuvant cisplatin-based chemotherapy to surgery improved 5-year survival rates by 5–10%, but no significant therapeutic innovation has been established thereafter. We review recent and ongoing studies looking how immunotherapy may improve the outcome of these patients. Recent findings Antigen-spe...
Source: Current Opinion in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: LUNG AND MEDIASTINUM: Edited by Robert Pirker Source Type: research
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