Location: Orlando, United States
Date: April 14 to April 19
Functional Precision Medicine in Oncology
Professor Anthony Letai, President of the Society for Functional Precision Medicine explains the concept of functional precision medicine in oncology: we take the patient's living tissue and expose it to drugs, then ask if there is an effect, we can measure that predicts response in vivo. Dr. Letai is convinced that this will be a valuable diagnostic tool, the next step in precision medicine.
For more information visit the website of SFPM: https://www.sfpm.io/
The first mRNA cancer vaccine with pembrolizumab minimizes recurrence rate in melanoma tells Jeffrey Weber clinical investigator
Jeffrey Weber explains the efficacy and safety results from the randomized, open-label Phase 2 mRNA-4157-P201/Keynote-942 trial presented at ACCR 2023. The personalized mRNA-based cancer vaccine plus pembrolizumab demonstrated efficacy in the adjuvant setting for patients with resected high-risk melanoma.
It is the first:
- randomized trial that shows benefit for a neoantigen vaccine approach of any type
- trial of a mRNA vaccine in melanoma
- trial in any cancer that was a phase 2 randomized trial where there was a control arm showing benefit for the addition of the neoantigen vaccine to an established approach in this case of course the PD-1 antibody pembrolizumab