Town Meeting Videos
How the immune system recognizes melanoma is different according to each individual. Melanoma tumors respond differently and there can be several different types of tumors in one individual. And tumors can change and mutate over time in the same individual. Monitoring patients and doing repeated biopsies is crucial to understanding the nature of the tumor involved.
Dr. Fadi Braiteh is a medical oncologist and Director of the Translational Oncology Program - Phase I and GI Malignancies Program for the Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada. He discusses the roots of immuno-oncology and combination therapy.
Antibodies are not a one size fits all. Dr. Braiteh brings our attention to biomarkers and additional subgroups and explores how T-cell may be helping give insight to the disease.
Carol Preston interviews Dr. Sapna Patel, a melanoma oncologist at MD Anderson Cancer Center, about the latest news on melanoma from the 2015 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting in Chicago.