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.
Nicolas Guibert, MD, PhD, of Toulouse University Hospital, discusses a simple algorithm built to predict durable outcomes of patients with advanced non–small cell lung cancer that has been treated with immunotherapy. He notes that early changes in circulating tumor DNA burden may also predict sustained responses to PD-1 inhibitors (Abstract 103).
G. Travis Clifton, MD, of Brooke Army Medical Center, discusses phase IIb trial findings on nelipepimut-S plus GM-CSF with trastuzumab vs trastuzumab alone to prevent recurrences of high-risk, HER2 low-expressing breast cancer (Abstract 1).
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).
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).
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.