Jack West, MD, joins the podcast to discuss the immunotherapy in the treatment of lung cancer. Dr. West is an associate clinical professor in medical oncology at City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center in Duarte, Calif., and a thought leader in thoracic oncology. Dr. West and Blood & Cancer host David H. Henry, MD, of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, discuss assays, liquid biopsy, and review a recent case in part two of their interview.
Plus, in Clinical Correlation, Ilana Yurkiewicz, MD, of Stanford (Calif.) University, reminds us that even when just “covering” a patient for another physician, you could be in for some difficult discussions.
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This Week in Oncology
Atezolizumab bests chemo in NSCLC patients with high PD-L1 expression
by Jennifer Smith
Atezolizumab monotherapy can improve overall survival in treatment-naive patients with stage IV non-small cell lung cancer and high PD-L1 expression according to the results of a phase 3 trial presented at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer.
Adverse effects of immunotherapy
Dr. West’s cancer education website for patients and caregivers: cancergrace.org
Show notes by Sugandha Landy, MD, resident in the department of internal medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
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