This week the team has been enjoying the spring holidays and keeping their eyes on some of the recent news from AACR and learning a bit more about CAR-T.
The data coming out of the AACR conference was mixed – with some Biotechs seeing their valuations fall. But some of the data and technology presentations were impactful – perhaps even the key new developments influencing cancer treatment over the next few years.
Some of these new technologies and mechanisms include cytokine therapeutics, novel checkpoint and other immuno-oncology (I-O) targets such as TIGIT and
the adenosine pathway, cell therapy, the DNA damage targets, and novel inhibitors of the RAS signaling pathway. There are numerous reports in the database that cover the stories from the conference and potential impacts on the companies active in the Oncology area. Clients can find them here, here, and here.
As we were reading through all of the AACR information – we started looking for some more information on Cell Therapy to gain a better understanding of the therapies on the market and in development. We found a series of articles from BioPharmaDrive and thought we would share them for those interested.
Some tidbits that we had eyes on include the fact that there are now multiple CAR-T cell therapies on the U.S. market for several types of leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma. Studies have begun to support their use as earlier treatments rather than las late stage options. These new studies will help with acceptance and uptake which is a bit slow. Various companies are also testing different improvements such as “off-the-shelf” options and different types of immune cells. For more details visit the Trendline article here. There are several links at the end to previous articles that may also be of interest.
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What were you keeping your eyes on this week? Feel free to comment or drop us a note on the Pharma Intel you are tracking. ‘Til next time – Robin