Cel therapy

Armored CAR T Cells Break Through Immune Suppression in Solid Tumors


Researchers determined the safety and antitumor ability of genetically engineered CAR T cells that circumvent immune suppression in a prostate cancer phase I clinical trial. Excerpt from the Press Release: When developing chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy, researchers take T cells from a patient’s blood and engineer them to target specific antigens presented…

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Frequency Therapeutics Announces First Patient Dosed in Phase 1b Study of FX-345, the Company’s Second Therapeutic Candidate for Sensorineural Hearing Loss


Regenerative Treatment Designed to Increase Drug Exposure Through the Cochlea; Study Results Expected in H2 2023 Frequency’s Lead Hearing Program, FX-322, on Track for Phase 2b Topline Results in Q1 2023 Excerpt from the Press Release: LEXINGTON, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Frequency Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: FREQ), a clinical-stage regenerative medicine company focused on developing therapeutics to activate a…

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Arcellx Announces Continued Robust Long-Term Responses from its CART-ddBCMA Phase 1 Expansion Trial in Patients with Relapsed or Refractory Multiple Myeloma and Additional Pipeline Progress


— 100% ORR at both CART-ddBCMA dose levels; deep and durable responses observed in patients with poor prognostic factors — — 27 of 38 (71%) evaluable patients reached CR/sCR; 20 of 25 patients (80%) dosed > 12 months ago or had their 12-month follow-up visit by November 22, 2022 have reached CR/sCR — — No…

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Spirita Oncology, LLC Initiates a Phase 1 Clinical Trial of the Anti-Cancer Agent E6201 in Combination with Dabrafenib in Patients with Central Nervous System Metastases from BRAF V600 Mutated Metastatic Melanoma


Excerpt from the Press Release: BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Spirita Oncology, LLC, has initiated a Phase 1 clinical trial of anti-cancer agent E6201 in combination with dabrafenib in patients with BRAF V600-mutated metastatic melanoma that has spread to the central nervous system. There are approximately 47,000 new cases of metastatic melanoma in the U.S. each year, with approximately…

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Electrical stimulation helps paralysed people walk again — and now we know why


Detailed gene-activity map could pave way for more precise treatments for many more people with spinal-cord injuries. Excerpt from the Press Release: Neuroscientists have identified the nerve cells responsible for helping paralysed people to walk again, opening up the possibility of targeted therapies that could benefit a wider range of people with spinal-cord injuries1. Severe…

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GRAIL CCGA Discovery Results Published in Cancer Cell Reveal Methylation as Promising DNA Hallmark for Multi-Cancer Early Detection


Methylation Approach Had One of the Highest Cancer Signal Detection Sensitivities and Best Predicted Cancer Signal Origin of the Evaluated Technologies Approach Informed Development of Galleri® Multi-Cancer Early Detection Blood Test Analysis is Part of Extensive and Systematic Comparison of Cancer Specific Cell-Free DNA Features for Multi-Cancer Early Detection Excerpt from the Press Release: MENLO…

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Mustang Bio Announces Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial Data of MB-106, a First-in-Class CD20-targeted, Autologous CAR T Cell Therapy, to be Presented at 11th International Workshop for Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia


MB-106 demonstrated 100% overall response rate in Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia Data to be presented by Fred Hutch’s Dr. Mazyar Shadman Excerpt from the Press Release: WORCESTER, Mass., Oct. 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Mustang Bio, Inc. (“Mustang”) (Nasdaq: MBIO), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on translating today’s medical breakthroughs in cell and gene therapies into potential…

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Mustang Bio Announces First Patient Treated in Its Multicenter Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial of MB-106, a First-in-Class CD20-targeted, Autologous CAR T Cell Therapy to Treat B-cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia


Enrollment continues in clinical trial of MB-106 under Mustang’s IND; next data disclosure anticipated 4Q 2022 Ongoing clinical trial of MB-106 at Fred Hutch continues to demonstrate high efficacy, durable responses, and favorable safety profile across wide range of hematologic malignancies Excerpt from the Press Release: WORCESTER, Mass., Oct. 06, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Mustang…

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Neurona Therapeutics Presents Clinical Case Study from First Human Trial of Regenerative Cell Therapy, NRTX-1001, in Adults with Drug-Resistant Focal Epilepsy


Clinical assessments three-months post-treatment report no serious adverse events and reduced seizure frequency to date in first trial participant Data Safety Monitoring Board clears advancement of trial to continue enrollment Pioneering cell therapy approach could provide a disease-modifying treatment for drug-resistant focal epilepsy Data presented at ISSCR-ASGCT Conference: Emerging Therapies at the Intersection of Genetic…

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Geron Announces First Patient Dosed in IMproveMF Phase 1 Combination Study in Frontline Myelofibrosis


Preclinical data showed synergistic and additive effects of combination imetelstat and ruxolitinib Study intended to explore potential for disease modification with imetelstat in earlier, frontline myelofibrosis setting Single-agent imetelstat currently being studied in a separate Phase 3 trial designed to confirm clinically meaningful benefits observed in relapsed/refractory MF patients in Phase 2 study Excerpt from…

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