Dr. Lee on Combining Anti-PD-L1 to Standard of Care for Head and Neck Cancer

Video

Nancy Y. Lee, MD, vice chair, Department of Radiation Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses the combination of a PD-L1 inhibitor to the standard of care for patients with head and neck cancer.

Nancy Y. Lee, MD, vice chair, Department of Radiation Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses the combination of a PD-L1 inhibitor to the standard of care for patients with head and neck cancer.

In patients with HPV-negative head and neck cancer, local regional control is in the order of 50% to 70%, explains Lee. For HPV-positive head and neck cancer, the T4 N2c, which are the worse-comers, the local regional control is also around 60% to 70%.

According to Lee, by adding a PD-L1 inhibitor to the standard of care it will perhaps enhance the effect of local regional control.

Related Videos
Jeremy L. Ramdial, MD, assistant professor, Department of Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy, Division of Cancer Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Alexandra Gomez Arteaga, MD, Weill Cornell Medicine/New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Rahul Banerjee, MD, FACP, assistant professor, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center; assistant professor, Division of Hematology and Oncology, University of Washington
Alice Bertaina, MD, PhD
Jeffery Auletta, MD, The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Betty Hamilton, MD, Cleveland Clinic
Stephanie Lee, MD, MPH, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center
Chul Kim, MD, MPH
Neil D. Gross, MD, FACS
Dae Won Kim, MD, Gastrointestinal Oncology Program, Moffitt Cancer Center