"GlaxoSmithKline has been forced to halt a Phase III trial assessing its MAGE-A3 cancer immunotherapeutic in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
"High hopes for the experimental immunotherapy - designed to help patients stave off the return of the disease after treatment - came after it emerged that researchers would not be able to identify a subset of patients who may benefit from its therapy, hot on the heels of other disappointing data."
Editor's note: Immunotherapy drugs are meant to boost a patient's own immune system to fight cancer. We previously posted about the immunotherapy drug MAGE-A3. Even though it did not perform very well when tested in a clinical trial, researchers hoped to find a subset of patients who could benefit. However, it seems they could not.