Category Archives: Medicine

Spotlight – Roche Unveils an Important Blood Test

Spotlight – Roche Unveils an Important Blood Test

One of the most pressing issues in immuno-oncology is predicting which treatments will be most effective for which patients. While some individuals respond in dramatic ways to current immunotherapies, others show little, if any, improvement after receiving the treatment. Many companies have tried to identify genes and biomarkers that could help them figure out how… Read More…

FDA OKs Checkpoint Inhibitors for New Cancers – What You Need to Know

FDA OKs Checkpoint Inhibitors for New Cancers – What You Need to Know

Some of the most successful approaches to immuno-oncology have dealt with inhibition of the immune checkpoints expressed on cancer cells. These immune checkpoint inhibitor drugs include Keytruda and Opdivo, two of the most popular immunotherapies on the market. Keytruda has been approved as a treatment for metastatic melanoma and non-small cell lung cancer, as well… Read More…