Tag Archives: Cancer

Cancer Exports Molecular ‘Saboteurs’ to Remotely Disarm Immune System

Immunotherapy drugs known as checkpoint inhibitors have revolutionized cancer treatment: many patients with malignancies that until recently would have been considered untreatable are experiencing long-term remissions. But the majority of patients don’t respond to these drugs, and they work far better in some cancers than others, for reasons that have befuddled scientists. Now, UC San… Read More »

Cancer: Are probiotics making immunotherapy less effective?

Immunotherapy is a cancer treatment with several benefits. For this reason, improving its effectiveness is vital. In studying the gut microbiome, scientists have found some rather unusual results. Probiotic supplements may hinder cancer treatment. Cancer immunotherapy is a relatively young field. However, it has the potential for long-term remission and less likely side effects. According… Read More »

Chi-Med, AstraZeneca’s savolitinib helps some Tagrisso-resistant EGFR lung cancer patients

ATLANTA—AstraZeneca’s Tagrisso has taken the EGFR lung cancer market by storm, but some patients develop resistance to the therapy. Enter Chi-Med. The Chinese company Sunday rolled out phase 1b results showing that certain treatment-resistant patients showed improvement after receiving a combination of Tagrisso, which targets the EGFR gene mutation, and Chi-Med’s savolitinib, a MET inhibitor… Read More »