Inês holds a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Lisbon, Portugal, where she specialized in blood vessel biology, blood stem cells, and cancer. Before that, she studied Cell and Molecular Biology at Universidade Nova de Lisboa and worked as a research fellow at Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologias and Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência.
Inês currently works as a Managing Science Editor, striving to deliver the latest scientific advances to patient communities in a clear and accurate manner.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a combination of Keytruda (pembrolizumab) plus Inlyta (axitinib) for the initial treatment of patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma, the ... Read more
PureTech Health is developing two promising candidate therapies that target key immunosuppressive mechanisms in cancer and may be used against cancers that fail to respond to existing immunotherapy approaches. The ... Read more
A combination of the immunotherapies Keytruda (pembrolizumab) and CRS-207 is safe, but has no evidence of clinical activity in adults with malignant pleural mesothelioma who failed prior lines of therapy, a ... Read more
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of Tecentriq (atezolizumab) in combination with the chemotherapies Paraplatin (carboplatin) and etoposar for the initial treatment of extensive-stage small-cell lung ... Read more
The European Commission has approved a combination of Keytruda (pembrolizumab) plus standard chemotherapy for the initial treatment of metastatic squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), Merck (known as MSD ... Read more
Immune checkpoint inhibitor Keytruda (pembrolizumab) did not significantly improve the survival outcomes of previously treated hepatocellular carcinoma patients on best supportive care, results from a Phase 3 trial show. ... Read more
Patients with an aggressive kind of skin cancer called Merkel cell carcinoma appear to have better responses and live longer when given the PD-1 inhibitor Keytruda (pembrolizumab), compared to ... Read more
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted priority review to Merck‘s application requesting the approval of Keytruda (pembrolizumab) in combination with Inlyta (axitinib) for the initial treatment of ... Read more
Immune checkpoint inhibitor Bavencio (avelumab) shows durable clinical activity and long-term disease control among heavily pretreated malignant mesothelioma patients, according to a Phase 1 clinical trial. The treatment — ... Read more
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