Dr. Papadimitrakopoulou on Role of Immunotherapy in Lung Cancer

Vassiliki A. Papadimitrakopoulou, MD
Published: Friday, Feb 03, 2017



Vassiliki A. Papadimitrakopoulou, MD, professor, Department of Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses the subset of patients with lung cancer which would derive the most benefit from immunotherapy.

Patients with lung cancer who have a high expression of PD-L1—in more than 50% of cells—are found to benefit from PD-L1 monotherapy. It is not certain whether this is the best way to indicate eligibility for immunotherapy.

Although, with the recent approval of pembrolizumab (Keytruda), this subset of patients should also be considered for upfront immunotherapy, says Papadimitrakopoulou.
 


Vassiliki A. Papadimitrakopoulou, MD, professor, Department of Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses the subset of patients with lung cancer which would derive the most benefit from immunotherapy.

Patients with lung cancer who have a high expression of PD-L1—in more than 50% of cells—are found to benefit from PD-L1 monotherapy. It is not certain whether this is the best way to indicate eligibility for immunotherapy.

Although, with the recent approval of pembrolizumab (Keytruda), this subset of patients should also be considered for upfront immunotherapy, says Papadimitrakopoulou.
 

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Community Practice Connections™: 18th Annual International Lung Cancer Congress®Oct 31, 20181.5
Clinical Interchange™: Translating Research to Inform Changing Paradigms: Assessment of Emerging Immuno-Oncology Strategies and Combinations across Lung, Head and Neck, and Bladder CancersOct 31, 20182.0
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