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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493171/immunotherapy-in-urothelial-cancer-recent-results-and-future-perspectives
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Matthew S Farina, Kevin T Lundgren, Joaquim Bellmunt
Cytotoxic chemotherapy has been the only systemic treatment of locally advanced and metastatic urothelial carcinoma for decades. Long-term survival remains stagnant around 12-14 months for patients with advanced disease who have progressed on or recurred after receiving first-line platinum-based chemotherapy. Improving clinical outcomes for patients with urothelial carcinoma in all disease settings requires the development of novel treatments, especially for patients who failed on first-line chemotherapy. Since the discovery of intravesical Bacillus-Calmette Guerin (BCG) in the 1970s for non-muscle invasive disease, there have not been any major breakthrough drugs that exploit the immune-sensitivity of bladder cancer until recently...
May 11, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214651/a-review-on-the-evolution-of-pd-1-pd-l1-immunotherapy-for-bladder-cancer-the-future-is-now
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Joaquin Bellmunt, Thomas Powles, Nicholas J Vogelzang
The treatment of bladder cancer has evolved over time to encompass not only the traditional modalities of chemotherapy and surgery, but has been particularly impacted by the use of immunotherapy. The first immunotherapy was the live, attenuated bacterial Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine, which has been the standard of care non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer since 1990. Modern immunotherapy has focused on inhibitors of checkpoint proteins, which are molecules that impede immune function, thereby allowing tumor cells to grow and proliferate unregulated...
March 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27321156/anti-pd-l1-inhibitor-durvalumab-in-bladder-cancer
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Vicki Brower
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2016: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27269937/safety-and-efficacy-of-durvalumab-medi4736-an-anti-programmed-cell-death-ligand-1-immune-checkpoint-inhibitor-in-patients-with-advanced-urothelial-bladder-cancer
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Christophe Massard, Michael S Gordon, Sunil Sharma, Saeed Rafii, Zev A Wainberg, Jason Luke, Tyler J Curiel, Gerardo Colon-Otero, Omid Hamid, Rachel E Sanborn, Peter H O'Donnell, Alexandra Drakaki, Winston Tan, John F Kurland, Marlon C Rebelatto, Xiaoping Jin, John A Blake-Haskins, Ashok Gupta, Neil H Segal
PURPOSE: To investigate the safety and efficacy of durvalumab, a human monoclonal antibody that binds programmed cell death ligand-1 (PD-L1), and the role of PD-L1 expression on clinical response in patients with advanced urothelial bladder cancer (UBC). METHODS: A phase 1/2 multicenter, open-label study is being conducted in patients with inoperable or metastatic solid tumors. We report here the results from the UBC expansion cohort. Durvalumab (MEDI4736, 10 mg/kg every 2 weeks) was administered intravenously for up to 12 months...
September 10, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
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