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Mark Ball, MD, chief urology resident, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, discusses the eventual role that immunotherapy will play in the treatment landscape of renal cell carcinoma (RCC), as well as patient selection to receive immunotherapy as a single agent or in combination.
Jong Chul Park, MD, discusses the potential synergy of radium-223 and sipuleucel-T, which is being investigated in a clinical trial as a potential treatment for patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.
Mismatch repair-deficient gastrointestinal tumors are highly responsive to checkpoint blockade with anti-PD-1 therapy.
Emmanuel Antonarakis, MBBCh, associate professor of Oncology, associate professor of Urology at Johns Hopkins Medicine, discusses the use of galeterone in prostate cancer.
With the rapid pace of change in precision medicine, insurance companies and federal policymakers are going to have to adjust for far more variance in the ways patients are treated, even though insurance plans and federal policy by nature require a measure of standardization.
There are reasons to suggest that immune checkpoint inhibitors may be successful against central nervous system tumors, including glioblastoma.
David S. Ettinger, MD, discusses recent advancements in NSCLC, specifically with immunotherapy, and explains challenges that have stemmed from these developments.
Tasquinimod, a drug that showed great promise in phase II trials, failed to improve overall survival in a phase III trial in men with treatment-naïve metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.
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