Immunotherapy and… Nothing Else? Studies Test Potential Paradigm Shift in Cancer Treatment

The leaders of those trials and other experts stressed that much more research is needed before this treatment approach becomes part of everyday cancer care. But they agreed that the findings so far are highly encouraging.

The most recent results come from a 35-patient clinical trial conducted at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Most patients in the trial had locally advanced colorectal cancer. Perhaps most important, however, was that all participants’ tumors had specific genetic changes—known as MSI-high or dMMR—that make them particularly good candidates for immunotherapy.

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