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Updated Overall Survival Data from a Phase 3 Trial of Ipilimumab vs. Placebo in Men Post Chemotherapy Receiving Radiation Therapy – Still Needs Time

Presented in a poster at the recent European Society of Medical Oncologist (ESMO) there was a data update of the phase 3 clinical trial (CA184-043) which evaluated overall survival (OS) in men having radiotherapy (RT) followed by either the immunologic drug Ipilimumab (Ipi) or with a placebo. Initially, this trial did not meet its endpoint [...]

A Real Role for Immunotherapy in the Treatment of Advanced Prostate Cancer

Immunotherapy has a major and expanding role in the treatment of cancer, including advanced prostate cancer. Over time there have been a number of naysayers as the immunotherapy Provenge has played the role whipping boy by critics. The common criticism leveled at Provenge can be summed up simply, “It doesn’t work.” The plain truth is [...]

Updated Overall Survival (OS) Data from a Phase 3 Trial of Ipilimumab (Ipi) vs. Placebo in Men Post Chemotherapy

In a poster presentation at the recent European Society of Medical Oncologists (ESMO) there was a very interesting poster presented updating a phase 3 clinical trial (CA184-043) which evaluated the overall survival (OS) with radiotherapy (RT) followed by either the immunologic drug Ipilimumab (Ipi) or with a placebo. This trial did not meet its endpoint [...]

Malecare Adds A New Teleconference About Immunotherapy and Advanced Prostate Cancer

Malecare announces the addition of our latest and informative teleconference about Immunotherapy and Advanced Prostate Cancer.  Joining me in the conference is Dr. Nicholas J. Vogelzang, M.D., a medical oncologist with the Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada (CCCN) and serves as chair and site research leader, and as medical director of the Developmental Therapeutics Committee and Member [...]

The Ipilimumab (Yervoy) Results – A Failure that Should Not Have Been A Failure

Last October at the European Cancer Congress 2013 there was a release of data from a phase 3 study of Ipilimumab (CA 184-043) that showed that it might be effective in treating castration-resistant prostate cancer in men who have a low burden of disease; however it failed to show at the required 95% confidence level [...]

The New Yorker Magazine Publishes A Great Article on Immunotherapy

For those who might be interested in the April 23, 2012 edition of The New Yorker Magazine, Jerome Groopman has written an excellent article on the history and current state of Immunotherapy. The article is entitled "The T-Cell Army" and it is on page 24. Not only does the article review the history (going all [...]

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