De-Risking Immunotherapy: Report of a Consensus Workshop of the Cancer Immunotherapy Consortium of the Cancer Research Institute

Mellman, I., Hubbard-Lucey, V. M., Tontonoz, M. J., Kalos, M. D., Chen, D. S., Allison, J. P., Drake, C. G., Levitsky, H., Lonberg, N., van der Burg, S. H., Fearon, D. T., Wherry, E. J., Lowy, I., Vonderheide, R. H., Hwu, P. (April 2016) De-Risking Immunotherapy: Report of a Consensus Workshop of the Cancer Immunotherapy Consortium of the Cancer Research Institute. Cancer Immunol Res, 4 (4). pp. 279-88. ISSN 2326-6074 (Electronic)2326-6066 (Linking)

URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27036972
DOI: 10.1158/2326-6066.cir-16-0045

Abstract

With the recent FDA approvals of pembrolizumab and nivolumab, and a host of additional immunomodulatory agents entering clinical development each year, the field of cancer immunotherapy is changing rapidly. Strategies that can assist researchers in choosing the most promising drugs and drug combinations to move forward through clinical development are badly needed in order to reduce the likelihood of late-stage clinical trial failures. On October 5, 2014, the Cancer Immunotherapy Consortium of the Cancer Research Institute, a collaborative think tank composed of stakeholders from academia, industry, regulatory agencies, and patient interest groups, met to discuss strategies for de-risking immunotherapy development, with a focus on integrating preclinical and clinical studies, and conducting smarter early-phase trials, particularly for combination therapies. Several recommendations were made, including making better use of clinical data to inform preclinical research, obtaining adequate tissues for biomarker studies, and choosing appropriate clinical trial endpoints to identify promising drug candidates and combinations in nonrandomized early-phase trials.Cancer Immunol Res; 4(4); 279-88. (c)2016 AACR.

Item Type: Paper
Subjects: diseases & disorders > cancer
diseases & disorders > cancer > drugs and therapies
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Communities: CSHL labs > Fearon lab
Depositing User: Matt Covey
Date: April 2016
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2016 15:02
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2016 15:02
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URI: http://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/32478

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