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Drug Matched To Cancer Patients According To Tumour Gene Testing Shows Signs Of Being Effective In Early Trial

(ECCO) Nov 13, 2018 - Treatment with capivasertib, a drug designed to work against a particular gene mutation found in some tumours, shows signs of being effective in a trial of 35 patients presented today (Tuesday) at the 30th EORTC-NCI-AACR [1] Symposium on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics in Dublin, Ireland. The phase 2 trial (EAY131-Y) is part of a larger USA study, called NCI-MATCH (EAY131) [2], that aims to determine whether cancer patients can be treated successfully by selecting therapies that target gene abnormalities found in their tumours, rather than by cancer type.
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Side Effects From Certain Immunotherapies May Be Higher Than Initially Reported

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