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Immunotech will acquire the rights to develop and commercialize 800TCR, T-Cure's autologous T-cell receptor therapy, for renal cell carcinoma.

The grant, awarded by the Eurostars program, will support the European companies in their goal of advancing their mRNA-based kidney cancer vaccine.

Though enrollment for the SAVOIR trial stopped early, results suggest that MET-driven advanced papillary renal cell carcinomas respond to savolitinib.

With the help of a companion diagnostic, the firm plans to file a new drug application with the FDA for the previously abandoned TKI in the second half of 2020.

The company will collaborate the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, Institut Gustave Roussy in France, and the University Health Network in Toronto, Canada.

Researchers analyzed germline mutations in 256 kidney cancer patients and found mutations that would have been missed, including therapeutically relevant ones.

With sequence data for more than 118,000 tumors profiled at Foundation Medicine, investigators tracked PDL1 amplification prevalence and possible treatment implications.