Researchers studying Merck & Co. Inc.’s cancer drug Keytruda for HIV patients who also have cancer say the immunotherapy may help displace the virus from human immune cells, offering an intriguing area of study for treatment of chronic HIV infection.

BlueWillow Biologics demonstrated the safety and immunogenicity in humans of the company’s intranasal technology, which CEO Chad Costley said is the only adjuvanted intranasal platform that is not virus-based.

Roche Holding AG decided to withdraw the company’s immunotherapy Tecentriq as a treatment for a type of breast cancer in the United States, the drugmaker said on Aug. 26 following a consultation with the Food and Drug Administration.

A U.S. appeals court on Aug. 26 threw out a $1.2 billion ruling against Gilead Sciences Inc., finding a patent on a cancer therapy the company was accused of infringing was invalid, in a blow to rival Bristol Myers Squibb Co.

Shoreline Biosciences is developing an off-the-shelf, targeted, allogeneic approach to natural killer (NK) and macrophage cell therapies which the immunotherapy company’s chairman and CEO believes is one-of-a-kind.

The European Commission granted Conditional Marketing Authorization for Bristol Myers Squibb’s Abecma (idecabtagene vicleucel; ide-cel) – a first-in-class B-cell maturation antigen-directed chimeric antigen receptor T cell immunotherapy – for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma who have received at least three prior therapies, including an immunomodulatory agent, a proteasome inhibitor and an anti-CD38 antibody and have demonstrated disease progression on the last therapy.

Innate Pharma has an alternative to T cell-based immunotherapy that has the potential to quickly and safely eradicate solid and metastatic tumors in the body.

Britain’s GlaxoSmithKline Plc agreed to pay up to $2 billion to iTeos Therapeutics Inc. to develop and sell a potential cancer treatment together, the companies said on June 14.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Bristol Myers Squibb’s Opdivo (nivolumab, injection for intravenous use) for the adjuvant treatment of completely resected esophageal or gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) cancer with residual pathologic disease in patients who have received neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (CRT).

An immunotherapy showed for the first time it can help early-stage lung cancer patients survive longer without their disease returning, according to data on May 19, a potential turning point for such drugs to be used before tumors spread.