News and reporting on cancer immunotherapy.
With $50 million from Japanese firm NEC, biomedical software startup BostonGene seeks to assess patients' "immune fitness" in the quest for better therapies.
The study will evaluate the safety and tolerability of TG4050, which is designed to recognize and destroy tumors using a patient's own cancer-specific genetic mutations.
Using exome or transcriptome data from more than 400 metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer cases, researchers identified survival-related alterations in the RB1 gene.
Mismatch repair-deficient tumors with many insertion-deletion mutations and enhanced microsatellite instability responded better to anti-PD-1 immunotherapy.
With genomic and proteomic profiles for more than 100 colon cancer cases, researchers identified drug targets, treatment resistance insights, potential cancer drivers, and more.
Japanese software giant NEC invests in AI-centric software company BostonGene to advance immuno-oncology and other targeted cancer treatments.
Starting with a head and neck cancer patient who showed an impressive response to pembrolizumab, researchers profiled gene fusion neoantigens in several tumor types.
The biological activity sensors in development consist of nanoparticles conjugated with a peptide substrate produce fluorescence in urine associated with immunotherapy response.
Efforts highlighted at last week's AACR meeting included new efforts to advance gene expression signatures, improve PD-L1 tests, and calculate MSI across tumor types.
In the hunt for an antigen in solid tumors that CAR T cells can target, researchers demonstrate the safety and efficacy profile of two such agents in early studies.