NBTXR3

2020 – ASTRO – NBTXR3 in HNSCC

Concurrent chemoradiation (CRT) with high dose cisplatin or cetuximab in case of contra-indication to cisplatin is the standard of care non-surgical approach for patients (pts) with locally advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (LA HNSCC). Older age is a contra-indication to cisplatin and survival in older pts might not improve with cetuximab. The development of new treatment options for elderly pts with LA HNSCC is therefore urgently needed. […]

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2020 – ASTRO – NBTXR3 in Advanced Liver Cancers

Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) is a well-tolerated and valuable alternative for patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) or liver metastases (mets) who are not eligible for standard treatment such as surgery, local ablation or chemoembolization. Yet, the energy dose delivered to the tumor is limited due to potential toxicity to healthy tissues and the need to preserve liver function. […]

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2020 – ASTRO – NBTXR3 in Combination with Anti-PD-1

Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) are being increasingly used to improve patient outcomes across different cancer types. However, the response rate to ICIs remains low (~15%), indicating the need for novel strategies to improve treatment outcome. Emerging evidence suggests that radiation therapy (RT) could potentially enhance the antitumor response and provide synergy with ICIs. RT dose and ultimate efficacy are however limited by toxicity related to exposure of healthy tissues. […]

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2020 – ESMO – NBTXR3 in HCC and Liver Metastases

NBTXR3, functionalized hafnium oxide nanoparticles, administered by intratumoral injection (ITI) and activated by radiotherapy (RT), such as stereotactic body RT (SBRT), increases energy deposit inside tumor cells and subsequently tumor cell death compared to RT alone, while sparing healthy tissues. This innovative approach, which does not engage liver and renal functions, might benefit patients (pts) with unresectable liver cancers. […]

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2020 – ASCO – NBTXR3 Dose Expansion for Locally Advanced HNSCC

The standard of care non-surgical approach for locally advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (LA HNSCC) patients (pts) is concurrent chemoradiation with high dose cisplatin or cetuximab in case of contra-indication. Older age is a contra-indication to cisplatin, and cetuximab might not improve survival in older pts. It is therefore urgently needed to develop new treatment options for elderly pts with LA HNSCC. NBTXR3 are hafnium oxide nanoparticles that can enhance the efficacy of radiotherapy (RT) by increasing locally the deposited dose. […]

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2020 – ASCO – NBTXR3 With Anti PD1 Therapy

Despite the past decade of transformative advances in immuno-oncology, the response rate to checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) remains low (~15%). There is significant interest in developing strategies to overcome resistance to these treatments, thus increasing response rate. Emerging evidence suggests that radiation therapy (RT) could potentially augment the antitumor response to ICIs through synergic effect. […]

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2020 – MHNCS – NBTXR3 for locally advanced HNSCC

Elderly and/or frail patients (pts) with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HSNCC) remain a challenging to manage and neglected population regarding clinical trials and data generation to support treatment choices. Despite representing 20% of the HNSCC population no consensus exists on what is the optimal treatment for these pts with locally advanced (LA) disease, vulnerable to treatment-induced toxicities with the current standard of care. […]

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2020 – ASCO-SITC – NBTXR3 with anti-PD-1 therapy

Most cancer patients present resistance to immune therapy; only approximately 15% of patients respond to immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICI). Strategies able to increase ICI response are thus of great interest. Radiotherapy (RT), by acting as an immunomodulator is a good candidate to increase the proportion of ICI responders. However, RT dose and ultimate efficacy are limited by potential toxicity to healthy tissues. NBTXR3, a first in class radioenhancer administered by intratumoral injection, has been designed at the nanoscale to increase RT energy dose deposition within the tumor. […]

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2020 – ASCO GI – Treatment of liver cancers with NBTXR3

Treatment of unresectable liver cancer or liver metastases (mets) by stereotactic body radiotherapy is well tolerated but limited by the need to preserve liver function. Increasing energy deposition in the tumor while at the same time maintaining the dose in healthy tissue remains a major challenge in radiation oncology that could be achieved by NBTXR3 (hafnium oxide nanoparticles) when activated by radiotherapy (RT). NBTXR3 augments energy dose deposit within tumor cells, increasing tumor cell death compared to RT alone, while sparing healthy tissues. […]

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2019 – ESMO IO – NBTXR3 with anti-PD-1

The majority of cancer patients are resistant to immune therapy; only around 15% respond to immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICI). Thus, strategies able to increase ICI response are of great interest. Recent work suggests radiotherapy (RT) can act as an immunomodulator to increase the proportion of ICI responders and improve clinical outcomes. However, RT dose and ultimate efficacy are limited by toxicity related to exposure of healthy tissues. […]

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