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).
Cora N. Sternberg, MD, of San Camillo Forlanini Hospital, summarizes a teaching lecture on new targets in renal cell carcinoma, and discusses what to expect for the future of treating RCC.
Priscilla K. Brastianos, MD, of Massachusetts General Hospital, discusses genomic characterization of brain metastases and paired primary tumors, which could reveal potential therapeutic targets (Abstract 2905).
As Chair of the ECC Local Organizing Committee, Christoph Zielinski, MD, of the Medical University Vienna - General Hospital, shares his thoughts on the important goals and presentations of the 2015 Congress.
Federico Cappuzzo, MD, of Istituto Toscano Tumori-Ospedale Civile Livorno, and Tony Mok, MD, of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, discuss current strategies for treating patients with acquired resistance, and what the future holds for these patients.
Matteo Lambertini, MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discusses the use of LHRH agonists during chemotherapy to suppress ovarian function as a way to preserve fertility in breast cancer patients (Abstract 1957).