Update in anti-CTLA4 and anti-PD1 treatment in advanced melanoma

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Published: 18 May 2017
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Dr Christian Blank - Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Dr Blank speaks with ecancer at EADO 2017 about targeting immune checkpoints in melanoma patients with anti-PD1 and anti-CTLA-4 drugs.

Dr Blank describes how immune therapy is better suited to certain patient subtypes, and that combined checkpoint therapy may result in significant response or needless toxicity if applied without understanding the biology of the patient and cancer being treated.

Combinations of PD-1 and CTLA-4 targeted therapies were also discussed by Dr Christoph Hoeller, here.

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