Jedd D. Wolchok, MD, PhD, on The Future of Immunotherapy: Keynote Lecture
2019 ASCO-SITC Clinical Immuno-Oncology Symposium
Jedd D. Wolchok, MD, PhD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses the data to date on checkpoint blockades and the rationale for combination therapies and novel agents.
Kim A. Margolin, MD, of City of Hope, summarizes a session she co-chaired on combination immunotherapies, locoregional therapies, systemic therapies, and enhancing natural killer cells.
Elizabeth A. Mittendorf, MD, PhD, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discusses the encouraging data on atezolizumab plus nab-paclitaxel in the first-line setting for metastatic triple-negative breast cancer, and the potential benefits of combining immune checkpoint inhibitors with targeted treatment in breast cancer.
Edward B. Garon, MD, of the Olive View–UCLA Medical Center, discusses phase IIIb/IV study findings on reducing the frequency of nivolumab dosing, from 480 mg every 4 weeks to 240 mg every 2 weeks, in patients with previously treated advanced non–small cell lung cancer (Abstract 100).
Stefan O. Ciurea, MD, of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses the enhanced antitumor effect and lower viral reactivation that result from high doses of natural killer cells infused after haploidentical transplantation, with no excess graft-vs-host disease, a low relapse rate for high-risk acute myeloblastic leukemia, and a low incidence of viral reactivation (Abstract 74).
Nicholas Vogelzang, MD, of the Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada, discusses phase Ib/II findings on pembrolizumab and lenvatinib given to 20 patients with metastatic transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder who had received no prior checkpoint inhibitor therapy (Abstract 11).