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Cancer immunotherapy proves itself in earlier-stage disease

MADRID: Cancer doctors are widening the net for immunotherapy, a hot new class of drugs that enlist the body’s defenses in the fight against tumors. The latest research shared with 23,000 experts at Europe’s top oncology meeting shows how medicines that have already delivered durable benefits in metastatic disease can also work well at an earlier stage. The findings promise to expand the market for established immuno-oncology (I-O) drugs from companies like Merck, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Roche, while opening up a…