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Durable responses to avelumab in patients with Merkel cell carcinoma

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Published: 12.04.17
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Dr Howard Kaufman - Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, New Brunswick, USA

Dr Kaufman speaks with ecancer at AACR 2017 about the effectiveness of anti-PD-L1 avelumab in treating Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) in patients who had been previously treated with chemotherapy.

He describes results from 88 patients with metastatic disease, who at 6 months follow-up had 31% response, and 33% response at 1 year.

Dr Kaufman notes the recent FDA approval of avelumab in this setting, and considers other possible applications.

You can read more about these results here.

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