Dr. Renato Martins on the Effects of Nivolumab and Ipilimumab

Dr. Renato G. Martins talks about the impact of nivolumab, an anti–PD-1, and ipilimumab, an anti CTLA-4, in the treatment of lung cancer.

Renato G. Martins, MD, MPH, medical director, Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Fred Hutch Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine, discusses the impact of nivolumab, an anti—PD-1, and ipilimumab, an anti–CTLA-4, in the treatment of lung cancer.

Martins says there are patients who were treated with nivolumab and ipilimumab years ago that have not had a recurrence of lung cancer. He says the effects of nivolumab and ipilimumab are “unprecedented” and that the combination of the positive side effect profile and the quality of the responses have made medical professionals particularly enthusiastic.