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A new study suggests that using rotavirus in combination with immune checkpoint blockade therapy could give oncologists a new way to treat pediatric cancers.

The program, called Project Facilitate, aims to help oncologists request access to investigational drugs but may only simplify part of the process.

Progression-free survival times were comparable for EGFR-mutated non-small cell lung cancer cases treated with a combination of erlotinib and bevacizumab treatment or erlotinib.

Cancer Moonshot-funded teams are profiling pre-cancers in an effort to establish targeted treatment, detection, and prevention methods that can be applied before cancers form.

The study authors cautioned that immunological signatures cannot be predicted from tumor mutational burden or microenvironment analysis of a single biopsy alone.