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Efforts Continue to Optimize Immunotherapy in Gastric Cancer

Danielle Bucco
Published: Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018

David H. Ilson, MD, PhD

David H. Ilson, MD, PhD
The treatment of gastric cancer with immunotherapy continues to be an exciting area of investigation, particularly with the PD-1 inhibitors pembrolizumab (Keytruda) and nivolumab (Opdivo).

on Gastrointestinal Cancers, David H. Ilson, MD, PhD, a medical oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discussed practice-changing trials, the optimal available therapies, and how immunotherapy fits into the future treatment paradigm for gastric cancer.*

OncLive: Please provide an overview of your presentation on gastric cancer.

Ilson: One of the most important and potentially practice-changing trials [this past year] was determining the optimal adjuvant therapy for resectable gastric cancer. 
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