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Yu Sunakawa, MD, PhD, on Gastric Cancer: Predicting Treatment-Related Toxicities With Biomarkers

2022 ASCO Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium

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Yu Sunakawa, MD, PhD, of Japan’s St. Marianna University School of Medicine, discusses his findings from the DELIVER trial, which suggest the gut microbiome may predict skin toxicities in patients with advanced gastric cancer who are treated with nivolumab. In addition, some single nucleotide polymorphisms, such as NOTCH1, SEMA4D, NLRC5, and IL-6R genes, may potentially become markers for diarrhea and skin toxicities with this agent.



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