Clinical impact of immunotherapy
Programme stream(s): Treatment
Programme session type(s): Specialist session
Speaker: James Larkin, Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, UK
Speaker: Mary O'Brien, Royal Marsden Hospital, UK
Speaker: Paul Nathan, Mount Vernon Hospital, UK
Date and time: Mon 05-Nov-2018, 14:00-16:00
Room: Hall 1
Immunotherapy is revolutionising our approach to treating cancer. In some cancer such as melanoma, it has transformed the survival of many patients from a few months to many years and possible cure. These advances are now part of standard of care more common cancers such as lung and urological cancer. This however, comes with new range of toxicities not previously seen with anti-cancer therapies. These developments come with significant opportunities but also challenges.
This session will outline the key clinical developments in immunotherapy focusing on melanoma and lung cancer as exemplars and discuss the treatment of immune related side effects.