Efficacy and safety of immunotherapy in elderly patients with non-small cell lung cancer

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) is the second most common malignancy worldwide and its incidence increases with age, with about half of the cases diagnosed in people aged ≥70 [1].
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The neoantigens found in the patients ’ tumors (non-small-cell lung cancer) which were highly dissimilar were enriched for hydrophobic sequences, and correlated with survival rates after the PD-1 checkpoint therapy.
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Abstract The deep and durable antitumor effects of antibody-based immunotherapies such as immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) have revolutionized oncology and transformed the therapeutic landscape for many cancers. Several anti-programmed death receptor 1 and anti-programmed death receptor ligand 1 antibodies have been approved for use in advanced solid tumors, including melanoma, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), bladder cancer, and other cancers. ICIs are under development across many tumor types and preliminary results are compelling. However, ICIs have been associated with severe immune-related adverse event...
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Results from a phase III clinical trial comparing Keytruda (pembrolizumab) to standard chemotherapy shows the immunotherapy drug still has a long way to go as a viable treatment option for malignant pleural mesothelioma. Keytruda did not improve progression-free survival for mesothelioma patients who progressed after first-line chemotherapy. The disappointing results from the PROMISE-meso study were presented at the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) annual meeting last week. It was the first randomized trial comparing progression-free survival between immunotherapy and first-line chemotherapy for mesothelioma p...
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In patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), the presence of tumor protein p53 (TP53) and ataxia-telangiectasia mutated (ATM) comutation might indicate better response to immune-checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs), according to Chinese researchers.Reuters Health Information
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Abstract Treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICPIs) extends survival in a proportion of patients across multiple cancers. Tumor mutational burden (TMB)-the number of somatic mutations per DNA megabase (Mb)-has emerged as a proxy for neoantigen burden that is an independent biomarker associated with ICPI outcomes. Based on findings from recent studies, TMB can be reliably estimated using validated algorithms from next-generation sequencing assays that interrogate a sufficiently large subset of the exome as an alternative to whole-exome sequencing. Biological processes contributing to elevated TMB can resul...
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ConclusionsLAT and treatment beyond progression for oligo-progression after initial tumor response to anti-PD1 treatment provide encouraging survival outcomes in selected stage IV NSCLC patients.Legal entity responsible for the studyThe authors.FundingHas not received any funding.DisclosureF. Guisier: Honoraria (self), Advisory / Consultancy: BMS; Honoraria (institution), Advisory / Consultancy: MSD / Merck US; Honoraria (self), Advisory / Consultancy: Roche; Honoraria (self), Advisory / Consultancy: AstraZeneca; Honoraria (institution): Boehringer Ingelheim. R. Gervais: Honoraria (self), Advisory / Consultancy: AstraZenec...
Source: Annals of Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionsOX40 plays a pivotal role in NSCLC, which was closely correlated with immunological factors, RFS and prognosis.Legal entity responsible for the studyThe authors.FundingThis study was supported in part by a grant from National Natural Science Foundation of China (81802255), Shanghai Pujiang Program (17PJD036) and a grant from Shanghai Municipal Commission of Health and Family Planning Program (20174Y0131). National key research&development project (2016YFC0902300). Major disease clinical skills enhancement program of three year action plan for promoting clinical skills and clinical innovation in municipal hos...
Source: Annals of Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionsExpanding CTCs outside the patient ’s body allows for the recapitulation of the molecular diversity present within the tumour, understanding of the disease progression and testing of therapies.Legal entity responsible for the studyThe author.FundingHas not received any funding.DisclosureThe author has declared no conflicts of interest.
Source: Annals of Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionsDespite the small sample size, this analysis shows a higher post progression survival for nsNSCLC pts treated with docetaxel/nintedanib and third-line IT, postulating a synergism between the two regimens. Being this topic extremely attractive for development of new therapeutic algorithms, this report could be the basis for further investigations.Clinical trial identificationEudraCT: 2014-005016-42.Legal entity responsible for the studyThe authors.FundingBoehringer Ingelheim.DisclosureE. Capelletto: Advisory / Consultancy: Boehringer Ingelheim ; Advisory / Consultancy: AstraZeneca. A. Morabito: Honoraria (self): ...
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