ASCO Lung Cancer 2022 – John Varlotto

John Varlotto summarizes the insights that have been obtained based on recent studies regarding immunotherapy plus chemoradiation in patients with unresectable, locally advanced stage III non-small cell lung cancer, explains the different effect observed with pembrolizumab and nivolumab and how these results compare to existing data. He cautions against using the impressive pathologic complete response rates with neoadjuvant chemoimmunotherapy to the unresectable setting due to the lack of long-term survival rates with neo-adjuvant chemo/immunotherapy and the impressive 47.5 median overall survival noted with concurrent chemo/radiotherapy followed by consolidative durvalumab in the Pacific Trial.

Here is the full ASCO 2022 Lung Cancer report.