Dr. Garon on Immunotherapy as Salvage Treatment for Advanced Lung Cancer

Edward B. Garon, MD
Published Online: Friday, Nov 10, 2017



Edward B. Garon, MD, director of Thoracic Oncology at the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCLA, discusses the possibility of administering PD-1 or PD-L1 blockades as a third-line or salvage therapy for patients with advanced lung cancer.

While it is understood that these agents may work in the second-line setting for some patients, to date, researchers and clinicians are still unsure whether some patients would have more of a benefit holding a select treatment off until a later setting.

However, Garon mentioned that by examining data from recent clinical trials, researchers might be able to determine appropriate patients to receive PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors as salvage therapy.

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Edward B. Garon, MD, director of Thoracic Oncology at the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCLA, discusses the possibility of administering PD-1 or PD-L1 blockades as a third-line or salvage therapy for patients with advanced lung cancer.

While it is understood that these agents may work in the second-line setting for some patients, to date, researchers and clinicians are still unsure whether some patients would have more of a benefit holding a select treatment off until a later setting.

However, Garon mentioned that by examining data from recent clinical trials, researchers might be able to determine appropriate patients to receive PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors as salvage therapy.

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