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Mittendorf Explains Growing Role of Checkpoint Inhibitors in Breast Cancer

Laura Panjwani
Published: Monday, Mar 21, 2016

Dr. Elizabeth A. Mittendorf

Elizabeth A. Mittendorf, MD, PhD

There is still a lot to be learned regarding the use of checkpoint inhibitors in breast cancer, but the field is advancing rapidly. Several agents have shown potential in recent trials.

, Mittendorf talked about checkpoint inhibition studies in TNBC, potential ways to make other subtypes more immunogenic to improve response, the role of PD-1, and what’s next in the field of immunotherapy in breast cancer.

OncLive: How has the use of checkpoint inhibition in breast cancer evolved in the past year?

Mittendorf: We have additional data now for multiple agents in TNBC; this time last year we just had pembrolizumab.
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