What Are the Next Moves When Checkpoint Inhibitors Fail?

Posted by Vikas Verma on Mar 16, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Marie Yurkovich and Malik Kaman co-authored this blog post with Vikas Verma.

Antibodies that target immune checkpoints, like those against programmed cell death-1 (PD-1) or its ligand (PD-L1), have rapidly changed the oncology treatment landscape for multiple tumor types including melanoma, bladder cancer and non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Opdivo and Keytruda, the flagbearers for anti-PD-1 therapy, have collective sales of more than $8 billion alongside a presence in more than six oncology indications.


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Showdown at the ‘IO’ Corral

Posted by Malik Kaman on Apr 5, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Checkpoint inhibitors (CPIs) and chimeric antigen receptors (CAR-Ts) have transformed the field of cancer immunotherapy over the past five years. So far, these therapeutic approaches have operated in mutually exclusive landscapes with CPIs focusing on solid tumors and CAR-Ts focusing on hematologic malignancies, but now they’re entering each other’s spaces. As PD-1/L1 therapies enter hematology, and as CAR-Ts expand into solid tumors, should we expect a showdown at the immuno-oncology corral? 


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