Hans-Joerg Hammers, MD, PhD, on Renal Cancer: Using Immune Checkpoint Blockers in the Clinic
2016 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium
Hans-Joerg Hammers, MD, PhD, of the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, summarizes this keynote lecture on kidney cancer, which included discussion of the current role of PD-1 monotherapy and future PD-1 combination therapies for renal cell carcinoma.
Toni Choueiri, MD, of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, summarizes key points from a session he chaired on clear and non-clear cell renal cancer, including information on molecular genetics and its impact on treatment, how to treat patients with non-clear cell histology, and the best strategy for treating clear cell cancer.
A. Oliver Sartor, MD, of Tulane Cancer Center, discusses this study investigating circulating tumor cell characteristics to predict resistance to androgen deprivation therapies in patients with advanced prostate cancer (Abstract 163).
Christopher J. Sweeney, MBBS, of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, reviews important presentations on testicular cancer, including dose intensification for first-line therapy of metastatic disease, and what physicians need to know about the molecular genetics of testicular cancer.
Bishoy M. Faltas, MD, of Weill Cornell Medical College, discusses his team’s work using whole exome sequencing, which may have important implications for selecting patients for immunotherapeutic approaches (Abstract 354).
Fred Saad, MD, of the University of Montreal, summarizes his session on the latest treatment developments in prostate cancer, including the role of chemotherapy in hormone-sensitive disease. To see the French language version of this video, click here.