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Dr. Mutti on Current Role of Immunotherapy for Mesothelioma

Luciano Mutti, MD
Published: Wednesday, Feb 08, 2017



Luciano Mutti, MD, professor of Cancer Research, University of Salford Manchester, discusses the current role of immunotherapy for patients with mesothelioma.

The current role of immunotherapy for patients with mesothelioma is still unknown and should be better defined, Mutti explains. There is some biological data that is against the use of immunotherapy for mesothelioma.

The response rate of immunotherapy is not particularly effective, but Mutti says it is particularly important to look at what the survival rate will be in the future for a patient treated with immunotherapy. Until these results are available, physicians must be cautious when using immunotherapy to treat patients with mesothelioma.
 


Luciano Mutti, MD, professor of Cancer Research, University of Salford Manchester, discusses the current role of immunotherapy for patients with mesothelioma.

The current role of immunotherapy for patients with mesothelioma is still unknown and should be better defined, Mutti explains. There is some biological data that is against the use of immunotherapy for mesothelioma.

The response rate of immunotherapy is not particularly effective, but Mutti says it is particularly important to look at what the survival rate will be in the future for a patient treated with immunotherapy. Until these results are available, physicians must be cautious when using immunotherapy to treat patients with mesothelioma.
 

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