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Immunotherapies in Lung Cancer, Part 2: Dr. Brahmer on Ipilumumab, Anti-PD1, Anticancer Viruses, and Talactoferrin

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Here’s the second presentation from our program on “Immunotherapies for Lung Cancer: Can We Deliver on the Promise?”.  Our first part was by Dr. Ramaswamy Govindan from Washington University in St. Louis; he was followed by Dr. Julie Brahmer, from Johns Hopkins University, who covered a wide range of immunotherapy concepts: the anti-CTLA4 antibody ipilimumab, or Yervoy; the exciting new approach of anti-PD1 therapy as was more fully presented at ASCO, new work on anticancer vaccine approaches, and discussion of talactoferrin and the past and ongoing trials with it.  

Below you’ll find the audio and video versions of the podcast, along with transcript and figures.

Brahmer Immunotherapies for LC Part 2 Audio Podcast

Brahmer Immunotherapies for LC Part 2 Transcript

Brahmer Immunotherapies in LC Part 2 Figs

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My Top 5 Notable ASCO 2012 Abstracts in Metastatic NSCLC

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The annual conference of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in late spring is the biggest event in the cancer world, where more of the big trials are presented than at any other time all year.  In the lung cancer world, it’s looking like this one won’t be a blockbuster but will have some promising and interesting findings to discuss.  As a preview, I wanted to offer my top 5 for what I think will emerge as the most important results we’ll see, based on the recently released abstracts of the meeting.  Lung cancer is divided into two tracks: today, I’ll cover the metastatic lung cancer track, and then I’ll next offer a top 5 on the track covering stage I-III NSCLC, SCLC, and other less common thoracic cancers 

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