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Dr. Baas on the Promise of Immuno-Oncology in Mesothelioma

Paul Baas, MD, PhD, of the Netherlands Cancer Institute, discusses the promise of immuno-oncology in the treatment of patients with mesothelioma. In second line, nivolumab and pembrolizumab are not as active; however, it may be more promising to combine these drugs. A press release indicated that combination treatment was successful in the first-line setting. Dr. Baas notes that chemotherapy plus durvalumab resulted in a positive 20-month median overall survival, which is longer than the normal 15 to 16 months seen previously.

Faculty

D. Ross Camidge, MD, PhD
D. Ross Camidge, MD, PhD

Professor, Medicine - Medical Oncology

University of Colorado Cancer Center

Anschutz Medical Campus

Erin Schenk, MD, PhD
Erin Schenk, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Medicine - Medical Oncology

University of Colorado Cancer Center

Anschutz Medical Campus