CSCC Experts Discuss Considerations for Determining Resectable Disease and Translating Data Into Practice


Drs Khushalani, Dietrich, Luke, and Patel discuss the nuances of defining resectability in cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma, the evolving treatment paradigm of resectable disease, and how to translate updated data with cemiplimab into clinical practice.

Welcome to OncLive On Air®! I’m your host today, Ashling Wahner.

OncLive On Air® is a podcast from OncLive®, which provides oncology professionals with the resources and information they need to provide the best patient care. In both digital and print formats, OncLive® covers every angle of oncology practice, from new technology to treatment advances to important regulatory decisions.

In today’s episode, sponsored by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, we passed the mic to Nikhil I. Khushalani, MD, who moderated an OncLive® Peer Exchange on updates in the treatment of patients with resectable cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC). Dr Khushalani was joined by Martin F. Dietrich, MD, PhD; Jason J. Luke, MD, FACP; and Vishal A. Patel, MD, FAAD, FACMS.

Dr Khushalani is vice chair of the Department of Cutaneous Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. Dr Dietrich is a medical oncologist at Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute and an assistant professor of internal medicine at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Dr Luke is director of the Cancer Immunotherapeutics Center in the Division of Hematology/Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in Pennsylvania. Dr Patel is an assistant professor of dermatology at the GW School of Medicine & Health Sciences and the director of the Cutaneous Oncology Program at the GW Cancer Center in Washington, DC.

In this exclusive conversation, Drs Khushalani, Dietrich, Luke, and Patel discussed the nuances of defining resectability in CSCC, the evolving treatment paradigm of resectable disease, and how to translate updated data with cemiplimab-rwlc (Libtayo) into clinical practice.


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