Pediatric Cancer

The immune checkpoint inhibitor nivolumab (Opdivo) appears to be effective in pediatric patients with hypermutant or ultra-hypermutant cancers, according to results from a pilot study presented during the American Society of Clinical Oncology 2021 annual meeting. Read More ›

On December 12, 2019, the FDA issued draft guidance to implement amendments to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic (FD&C) Act that will facilitate early assessment of studies of molecularly targeted oncology drugs that may be effective in the treatment of pediatric cancers. Read More ›

The past week in oncology-related news includes shortages of crucial pediatric cancer drug, results of a study of racial disparities in multiple myeloma, and new drug on the horizon for HER2 metastatic breast cancer. Read More ›

Approximately 25% of children, adolescents, and young adults with advanced cancer were eligible for a targeted therapy after genotyping of their tumors in the Pediatric Molecular Analysis for Therapy Choice (MATCH) clinical trial. That rate is more than double the 10% that researchers had projected. Read More ›

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