Howard Kaufman, MD, on Merkel Cell Carcinoma: Treatment Update
2017 ASCO-SITC Clinical Immuno-Oncology Symposium
Howard Kaufman, MD, of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, discusses a subgroup analysis of efficacy results on avelumab in chemotherapy-refractory metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma. (Abstract 80)
Marie-Andrée Forget, PhD, of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses study findings on the impact of checkpoint blockade prior to adoptive cell therapy using tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes for metastatic melanoma. (Abstract 138)
Elizabeth Ann Mittendorf, MD, PhD, of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses some of the top papers presented at the ASCO-SITC Symposium and how these presentations will affect clinical practice.
Prasad S. Adusumilli, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses a way to promote functional persistence of CAR T cells as an ideal strategy for solid tumor immunotherapy.
Shridar Ganesan, MD, PhD, of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, discusses mutation burden as a biomarker of response to immune checkpoint therapy in nine solid cancers.
Limo Chen, PhD, of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses co-inhibition of CD38 and PD-L1, which leads to improved antitumor immune response, reducing tumor growth and metastasis. (Abstract 79)