Dr. Paik Discusses Advances in Squamous Cell Lung Cancer

Paul K. Paik, MD
Published: Friday, Jan 05, 2018



Paul K. Paik, MD, clinical director, Thoracic Oncology Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses recent advancements in squamous cell lung cancer.

The biggest recent advancement in the treatment of squamous cell lung cancer is immunotherapy, says Paik. In 2015, the CheckMate-017 trial led to the first approval of immunotherapy in lung cancer.

In the wake of immunotherapy, excitement for chemotherapy options has lessened, adds Paik.
 


Paul K. Paik, MD, clinical director, Thoracic Oncology Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses recent advancements in squamous cell lung cancer.

The biggest recent advancement in the treatment of squamous cell lung cancer is immunotherapy, says Paik. In 2015, the CheckMate-017 trial led to the first approval of immunotherapy in lung cancer.

In the wake of immunotherapy, excitement for chemotherapy options has lessened, adds Paik.
 



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