Dr. Lenz Discusses Immunotherapy in Gastrointestinal Cancers

Heinz-Josef Lenz, MD, FACP
Published: Saturday, Jul 01, 2017



Heinz-Josef Lenz, MD, FACP, associate director for Adult Oncology and co-leader of the Gastrointestinal Cancers Program, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses immunotherapy in gastrointestinal (GI) cancers.

Immunotherapy will become part of the treatment armamentarium in GI cancer, particularly colorectal cancer, says Lenz.

A US clinical trial indicated that Immunoscore is prognostically significant. It validated the presence of CD3 and CD8 cells in the tumor and in the invasive margin.
 


Heinz-Josef Lenz, MD, FACP, associate director for Adult Oncology and co-leader of the Gastrointestinal Cancers Program, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses immunotherapy in gastrointestinal (GI) cancers.

Immunotherapy will become part of the treatment armamentarium in GI cancer, particularly colorectal cancer, says Lenz.

A US clinical trial indicated that Immunoscore is prognostically significant. It validated the presence of CD3 and CD8 cells in the tumor and in the invasive margin.
 



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