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ASCO 2023 | Novel treatments for gastric cancer

Kohei Shitara, MD, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Kashiwa, Japan, discusses the current field for novel gastric cancer treatments. The Phase III ATTRACTION-5 trial (NCT03006705) showed no statistical benefit of adding nivolumab to adjuvant chemotherapy in localized gastric cancer, post standard surgery. A press release indicated improved pathological complete response (pCR) with PD-L1 treatment combined with neoadjuvant chemotherapy, indicating as shift towards novel therapies or checkpoint inhibitors for gastric cancer. This interview took place at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2023 Annual Congress in Chicago, IL.

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