Pembrolizumab is in clinical development for the treatment of patients with platinum pre-treated recurrent or metastatic nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC). NPC is a rare type of cancer that affects the part of the throat connecting the back of the nose to the back of the mouth (the pharynx). It is often difficult to distinguish the symptoms of NPC from less serious conditions and many people do not have any symptoms until the cancer reaches an advanced stage. Therefore, there is a medical need for effective treatments for advanced nasopharyngeal cancer.
Pembrolizumab is an immunotherapy drug administered by intravenous (IV) infusion. It works by improving the activity of white blood cells (T-cells) by blocking a protein, PD-L1, thereby increasing the ability of the immune system to kill cancer cells. If licenced, pembrolizumab could provide an additional treatment option for patients with platinum pre-treated recurrent or metastatic nasopharyngeal cancer.
Tisagenlecleucel is in clinical development for the treatment of relapsed or refractory follicular lymphoma. Follicular lymphoma is the most common type of slow-growing lymphoma that develops in B-cells (a type of immune cell). Relapsed refers to a disease that grows again after a period of remission while refractory refers to a disease that does not …