Benjamin Besse, MD, PhD, and Tony Mok, MD, on Results of the BIRCH Clinical Trial
2015 European Cancer Congress
Benjamin Besse, MD, PhD, of the Institut Gustave Roussy, and Tony Mok, MD, of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, discuss this phase II trial of atezolizumab as first-line or subsequent therapy for locally advanced or metastatic PD-L1–selected NSCLC (Abstract 17LBA).
Jean-Charles Soria, MD, PhD, of Gustave Roussy, summarizes an important study: the efficacy and safety of pembrolizumab in previously treated non-small cell lung cancer (Abstract LBA33).
Michael Pfreundschuh, MD, of Universitaetsklinikum des Saarlandes, summarizes a session he chaired on this topic, which covered Burkitt’s lymphoma as well as lymphoblastic leukemia in children and adults.
Jonathan E. Rosenberg, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses this pivotal study of an investigational immunotherapy that has shown increased and durable responses, with a relatively benign toxicity profile (Abstract 21LBA).
Rolf A. Stahel, MD, of University Hospital, Zurich, discusses this phase II trial of erlotinib and bevacizumab in patients with advanced, EGFR-mutated non-small cell lung cancer without T790M mutation. The study was sponsored by The Spanish Lung Cancer Group and the European Thoracic Oncology Platform (Abstract 3BA).
M. Catherine Pietanza, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses rovalpituzumab tesirine, a promising DLL3-targeted antibody drug conjugate, the first precision treatment for small cell lung cancer (Abstract 7LBA).