Tag: immuno-oncology

Premier Research Adds to Diverse Team of Oncology Experts

Oncology Expert Dr. Cassandra Matney Joins Global CRO DURHAM, N.C., August 3, 2020 — Premier Research continues to build its oncology expertise with the addition of Cassandra Matney, M.D., as Senior Medical Director. Matney joins a diversely talented team of oncology experts who have managed more than 170 oncology trials over the past five years....

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A Primer on Cancer Immunotherapy

In recent years, immunotherapy has led to substantial advances in cancer therapy. In particular, the immune checkpoint inhibitors — PD-1/PD-L1 and CTLA-4 inhibitors — have revolutionized treatment for certain hematologic malignancies and solid tumors. To date, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved immunotherapies for more than 15 cancer indications. However, widespread use...

Chief Medical Officer Discussing Immuno-Oncology Molecules at OCT Southern California

DURHAM, N.C., SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 — Premier Research’s Chief Medical Officer will discuss development of immuno-oncology molecules at Outsourcing in Clinical Trials Southern California, September 27-28 in La Jolla. Dr. Colin Hayward will address strategic and practical considerations for molecule development on the opening day of the annual gathering of pharma, biotech, and medical device leaders....

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Biomarker Trends: Advancing the Body’s Ability to Fight Cancer

As researchers seek to harness the human immune system to fight cancer, they’re looking at several emerging opportunities to expand use of biomarkers. Among them: Human leukocyte antigen typing. Microbiome analysis for determining risk of inflammatory complications with immune therapeutics. Tumor mutation burden, measured via whole genome sequencing, whole exome sequencing, or comprehensive gene panel...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Why Have Cancer Treatment Vaccines Fallen Short?

Vaccines were once thought to have great potential for combating some types of cancer, but reality has failed to match those expectations. To date, vaccines have failed to play a major role in the pursuit of immune response for oncology patients. There have been two notable successes — sipuleucel-T (marketed as Provenge) is approved to...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Considering iRECIST Guidance in Evaluating Solid Tumors

In evaluating patient response to treatment of solid tumors, the nearly decade-old RECIST 1.1 guideline remains the gold standard. But the implementation earlier this year of the iRECIST guidance is focusing attention on how the many wide-ranging approaches to tumor assessment interrelate, and how they rank in relevance — today and looking forward. It all...

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Webinar Explores Expanding Role of Immuno-Oncology Drugs

DURHAM, N.C., MAY 23, 2017 — Interleukin-2, interferon, and other immune-modulating agents have long been used to treat some solid malignancies, but their efficacy is generally limited to immunogenic cancers such as melanoma and kidney cancer. Until now. Today, multiple immuno-oncology pathways are under development, and we’ll explore this promising trend in a webinar on...