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The expanding universe of checkpoint inhibitors for nasopharyngeal cancer

Three phase 3 studies show that an immune-checkpoint inhibitor combined with chemotherapy improves progression-free survival in recurrent or metastatic nasopharyngeal cancer.

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Fig. 1: Clinical development of immune-checkpoint inhibitors in recurrent or metastatic nasopharyngeal cancer.

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B.B.Y.M. is an advisory board member and receives speaker’s honoraria from Bristol Myers Squibb, Merck Serono, Merck Sharpe & Dohme (MSD) and Novartis, and is a consultant for Y-Biologics and Viracta Therapeutics. E.P.H. has received speaker’s honoraria from Merck Serono and MSD, and is a consultant and advisory board member for MSD. A.T.C.C. receives research funding from Merck Serono, MSD and Pfizer, and is an advisory board member for MSD and Tessa Therapeutics.

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Ma, B.B.Y., Hui, E.P. & Chan, A.T.C. The expanding universe of checkpoint inhibitors for nasopharyngeal cancer. Nat Med 27, 1512–1513 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41591-021-01482-8

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