Head and Neck Cancer Treatment Update: Pembrolizumab, Nivolumab and PD-L1 Markers

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Drs. Jared Weiss, Assistant Professor, Clinical Research Hematology/Oncology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, and Josh Bauml, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, join GRACE to discuss updates relating to pembrolizumab, nivolumab and PD-L1 markers for head and neck cancers.

First Line Immunotherapy for Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: A Great Option for Some, but Not for All

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General-Campaign-Logo-300x300Several weeks ago, at a very crowded plenary session for the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) in Copenhagen, Denmark, results with first line immunotherapy compared to standard first line chemotherapy for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) were presented that simultaneously ushered in a new era for testing for PD-L1, the leading predictive marker for sensitivity to im

Death by "Pseudo-progression": Knowing When to Cut Your Losses with Immunotherapy

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Among the many novel concepts in managing immunotherapy is the potential for “pseudo-progression”. This unusual phenomenon is when a patient’s scans of the areas of cancer actually appear worse on early imaging, potentially even with new lesions, after starting immunotherapy, but a patient’s scans later show shrinkage of the cancer.  These patients typically feel well, often with improvement in their cancer-related symptoms (fatigue, appetite, etc.) that don’t seem to be concordant with their worse-appearing scans.