Combining Immunotherapy and Chemotherapy in Patients With SCLC

Julie R. Brahmer, MD, discusses data for atezolizumab plus platinum/etoposide versus platinum/etoposide alone in patients with small cell lung cancer in the IMpower133 trial.

Julie R. Brahmer, MD, co-director of the Upper Aerodigestive Department in the Bloomberg-Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy at Johns Hopkins Medicine, discusses data for atezolizumab (Tecentriq) plus carboplatin/etoposide versus carboplatin/etoposide alone in patients with small cell lung cancer (SCLC) in the IMpower133 trial.

Brahmer says these data showed that the addition of the immunotherapy improved progression-free survival in these patients. However, it did not improve the response rate.