Biomarker Data in Melanoma Presented at ASCO 2018 Are Largely Extensions of Previous Studies Rather Than New Discoveries

Sanjiv S. Agarwala, MD

Video Categories: 2018 ASCO Insights, Biomarkers, and Video Library

Dr Sanjiv Agarwala argues that much of the biomarker data in melanoma presented at ASCO 2018 are around the value of PD-L1 testing; however, even PD-L1–negative melanoma patients seem to respond to anti–PD-1 therapy, although some studies suggest PD-L1–negative patients may be better candidates for combination immunotherapy.

January 13, 2015

Benefits of Breast Cancer Index

Dr Stephen C. Malamud and Dr Susan K. Boolbol consider the clinical utility of the Breast Cancer IndexSM (BCI) as a test that separates those patients who are more likely to benefit from those who are unlikely to benefit from extended endocrine therapy.

January 30, 2014

Benefits of Congresses and Journals in Educating on Personalized Medicine

Dr Agarwala provides his perspective on the importance of the Global Biomarkers Consortium, World Cutaneous Malignancies Congress and the journal Personalized Medicine in Oncology.