Why combine radiation with cancer immunotherapy?
At the recent European Cancer Congress in Vienna, one of the Immunotherapy in Cancer Scientific Symposia that caught my attention was on Combining Radiation and Immunotherapy.
When it comes to immuno-oncology, it’s a topic we’ve not heard that much about, although many trials in combination with radiation are planned or in progress.
In the symposium, Dr Sandra Demaria (Weill Cornell Medical College) gave a presentation entitled: “Molecular Basis for Radiotherapy in Synergy with Immunotherapy.”
What are the new concepts on how to combine radiation with immunotherapy?
Dr Demaria shared her thoughts with BSB; excerpts from the interview are included in the following post along with additional commentary.