There are currently few effective treatments available for advanced or metastatic uveal melanoma, including surgery to remove the cancer, radiotherapy or chemotherapy. IMCgp100 is a drug under development that would enable the body’s own immune system to recognise and specifically target and kill cancer cells. IMCgp100 is given by intravenous infusion and is currently being studied in patients with advanced/ metastatic uveal melanoma. It will offer a new treatment option if licenced.
Pembrolizumab is a drug administered by intravenous infusion which stimulates the body’s own immune system to fight cancer cells. If licensed, pembrolizumab in addition to chemotherapy could provide an additional or alternative treatment option to patients who currently have limited treatment options.