Immunotherapy in Lung Cancer | Specialty

Advances in Immunotherapy in Metastatic Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer

January 8th 2021

Non-small cell lung cancer is the most common histologic subtype of the disease, accounting for approximately 85% of cases. The recognition of targetable gene alterations and immune response has resulted in rapid changes to the therapeutic spectrum for NSCLC in recent years.

Immunotherapy Combos Crowd Frontline NSCLC Landscape

December 30th 2020

Alex A. Adjei, MD, PhD, discusses frontline treatment options for patients with advanced non–small cell lung cancer, as well as some of the nuances of selecting the optimal therapy.

Rohs Reflects on Therapeutic Approaches in Early- Vs Late-Stage Lung Cancer

December 28th 2020

Nicholas C. Rohs, MD, highlights the influx of clinical trials and the addition of immunotherapy in the adjuvant setting of lung cancer.

Immunotherapy Agents Drive Treatment Strategies in Frontline Advanced NSCLC

December 16th 2020

Several therapeutic options are available allowing decisions to be made based on histology, PD-L1 expression, and patient preference in regard to their treatment goals.

Learning to Tailor Targeted and Immune Therapy in Lung Cancer

December 14th 2020

Faculty of the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital-hosted Institutional Perspectives in Cancer webinar on lung cancer spotlight key advances made with targeted therapies in lung cancer, the ways in which immunotherapy has complicated treatment decisions, and more!

Immunotherapy Finds a Role in Frontline Small Cell Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma

December 14th 2020

Checkpoint inhibitors have failed to improve progression-free survival and overall survival as second-line therapy and maintenance therapy in small cell lung cancer, but this class of agents continue to show encouraging activity worthy of a paradigm shift up front.

Immunotherapy Leads the Way in Lung Cancer, but Creates Complex Treatment Decisions

November 27th 2020

Joshua Reuss, MD, discusses the lung cancer armamentarium, the role of immunotherapy combinations, and the significance of biomarkers.

PD-L1 Status Stratifies Immunotherapy Treatment in NSCLC

November 25th 2020

Data from completed studies evaluating immunotherapy in lung cancer alone or in combination with chemotherapy show that a breakdown of populations by PD-L1 status and additional considerations such as toxicity profiles should guide treatment decisions.

KEYNOTE-598 Trial Examining Pembrolizumab/Ipilimumab in NSCLC Stopped for Futility

November 10th 2020

The phase 3 KEYNOTE-598 trial evaluating the dual immunotherapy combination comprised of pembrolizumab and ipilimumab as frontline treatment in patients with metastatic non–small cell lung cancer who have a PD-L1 tumor proportion score of 50% or greater and do not harbor any EGFR or ALK aberrations has been discontinued.

Management of Small Cell Lung Cancer Moves Forward With Immunotherapy

November 7th 2020

Frontline chemoimmunotherapy trials represent a critical milestone in extensive-stage small cell lung cancer, but one that requires better understanding of the methods that can be used to broaden the patient population in whom durable benefit is currently concentrated.