Giorgio V. Scagliotti, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair of Medical Oncology at the University of Turin and San Luigi Hospital, Orbassano, Italy, explains why immunotherapy treatments should be used with a targeted approach in lung cancer.
Immunotherapy is a sort of targeted therapy, says Scagliotti. Immunotherapy needs to be integrated into precision medicine, which by default requires the identification of a target. It is likely that there are multiple targets that can be identified for use with immunotherapy.
A diagnostic biomarker needs to be identified to isolate the type of patient that is getting a benefit from immunotherapy, says Scagliotti.