Tag Archives: Immunotherapy

FDA Approves Opdivo (nivolumab) + Yervoy (ipilimumab) as the First and Only Immunotherapy Treatment for Previously Untreated Unresectable Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

PRINCETON, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE) October 2, 2020 — Bristol Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY) today announced that Opdivo (nivolumab) 360 mg every three weeks plus Yervoy (ipilimumab) 1 mg/kg every six weeks (injections for intravenous use) was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the first-line treatment of adult patients with unresectable malignant pleural… Read More »

When to start immunotherapy for allergies

Allergies, several immunomodulatory treatments such as anti-IgE and anti-IL-5 antibodies, and soluble Start receptor are being tested in clinical trials. Allergen immunotherapy, also known as desensitization when hypo-sensitization, is a medical treatment for environmental allergies, Retrieved 15 June. Systematic reviews have shown that subcutaneous injection immunotherapy is highly effective in allergic rhinitis, start patients with… Read More »

Medical News Today: Cancer: Using copper to boost immunotherapy

An interdisciplinary group of scientists has successfully destroyed tumor cells in mice by using nano-sized copper compounds alongside immunotherapy. Importantly, the tumors did not return after the treatment ceased. According to the World Health Organization, cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide — in 2018, it was responsible for approximately 9.6 million deaths.… Read More »

A Small Number Of Men With Prostate Cancer Are ‘Super Responders’ To Immunotherapy

A small number of men respond very well to the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab, according to a new … [+] study. Getty Results from a new clinical trial have shown that some men with advanced prostate cancer can live for at least two more years on immunotherapy after exhausting all other treatment options. The work led… Read More »

Immunotherapy: What you need to know

Not all that long ago, chemotherapy was the only option to treat most advanced (metastatic) cancers. Because these drugs work by destroying rapidly dividing cells, they harm some healthy cells — such as hair follicles — as well as cancer cells. In the past two decades, cancer treatment has been transformed by targeted drugs and… Read More »

PDL1 (Immunotherapy) Tests

What is a PDL1 Test? This test measures the amount of PDL1 on cancer cells. PDL1 is a protein that helps keep immune cells from attacking nonharmful cells in the body. Normally, the immune system fights foreign substances like viruses and bacteria, and not your own healthy cells. Some cancer cells have high amounts of… Read More »