The GPNMB-targeted agent known as glembatumumab vedotin was reasonably well tolerated and showed some activity in a phase II study of recurrent/refractory osteosarcoma, but this activity was not enough to continue the drug’s evaluation in this setting based on the study protocol.
An analysis of more than 800 patients found that the one-size-fits-all approach to “aftercare” for localized soft-tissue sarcoma is misguided. Local recurrence and distant metastasis occur in a non-constant fashion in the years after treatment, and a time- and risk-adapted strategy for aftercare is warranted.
Treatment with hyperthermia improved survival when added to neoadjuvant chemotherapy for patients with localized high-risk soft-tissue sarcoma.
Lurbinectedin demonstrated clear antitumor activity as a single agent in patients with advanced or relapsed Ewing sarcoma, according to results of a phase II trial.
The first phase II study of cabozantinib in soft-tissue sarcoma yielded several responses, including several subtypes such as alveolar soft-part sarcoma and myxoid liposarcoma.
The combination of durvalumab and tremelimumab offered a modest response rate in unselected patients with heavily pretreated metastatic sarcoma, but higher rates were seen in specific subtypes, including angiosarcoma and alveolar soft-part sarcoma.
NY-ESO-1 SPEAR T-cell therapy showed promising results and was reasonably safe in patients with synovial sarcoma, according to a new study. The addition of fludarabine may be important to achieving those positive results.
Isolated limb perfusion with high-dose melphalan and TNF-alpha has a high response rate and results in good survival outcomes in patients with locally advanced angiosarcoma, according to results of a new study.
The combination of axitinib and pembrolizumab was reasonably well tolerated and showed promising activity in patients with various subtypes of soft-tissue sarcoma, with the benefit seen primarily in those with alveolar soft-part sarcoma, according to a new study.
The EZH2 inhibitor tazemetostat has shown good activity and is very well tolerated in an analysis of three trials of patients with the rare sarcoma subtype known as epithelioid sarcoma.