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- NCI-led research team develops predictor for immunotherapy response in melanomaAugust 20, 2018
In a new study, NCI-led researchers developed a gene expression predictor that can indicate whether melanoma in a specific patient is likely to respond to treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors, a type of immunotherapy.
- Rosenberg, NCI-supported researchers to receive 2018 Albany PrizeAugust 15, 2018
NCI’s Steven A. Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D., and two NCI-supported researchers have been named recipients of the 2018 Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research for their pioneering immunotherapy research.
- Cetuximab with radiation found to be inferior to standard treatment in HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancerAugust 14, 2018
Results from a randomized clinical trial show patients with HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer treated with radiation and cetuximab had inferior survival compared to the current standard treatment with radiation and cisplatin. The trial’s goal was to find a less toxic treatment approach without compromising survival.