Geoffrey Ku, MD, MBA, on Gastric and Esophageal Cancers: Expert Perspectives on Immunotherapy
2017 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium
Geoffrey Ku, MD, MBA, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses the promise of immunotherapy drugs and the search for biomarkers that will help identify patients more likely to respond, not only to these medications, but to combinations of immunotherapies, other targeted treatments, chemotherapy drugs, and radiation.
Sarah E. Hoffe, MD, of the Moffitt Cancer Center, discusses the controversial role of radiation in the treatment of pancreatic cancer, recent advances in delivering short courses of high-dose stereotactic body radiation therapy, and how best to integrate this new modality in borderline and locally advanced disease.
Salah-Eddin Al-Batran, MD, of the Institute of Clinical Cancer Research and Nordwest Hospital, discusses study findings on paclitaxel with and without RAD001 in patients with gastric cancer whose disease has progressed after therapy with a fluoropyrimidine/platinum-containing regimen (Abstract 4).
Masanori Terashima, MD, PhD, of Shizuoka Cancer Center, discusses phase III study findings evaluating bursectomy for patients with subserosal/serosal gastric cancer (Abstract 5).
Michael J. Overman, MD, of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses study findings on nivolumab alone or in combination with ipilimumab in patients with DNA mismatch repair–deficient/microsatellite instability high metastatic colorectal cancer (Abstract 519).
Mark Talamonti, MD, of NorthShore University Health System, discusses the technical prerequisites for minimally invasive surgery in pancreatic cancers and the potential benefits to patients.