New Immunotherapy Approach Wiped Out Tumors in Two Patients with Advanced Lung Cancer, Study Reports

Drugs called immune checkpoint inhibitors have transformed treatment of many types of tumors, but metastatic lung cancer has proven more challenging: While these medications have significantly extended survival for some patients, most still do not respond or develop resistance quickly. Now a small proof-of-concept study published in Nature Medicine shows that a new form of immunotherapy using a patient’s own immune cells may bring about durable responses for some people with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Read more…