Immunotherapy in Older Adults with Cancer

Academic Article

Abstract

  • Purpose of Review: The purpose of this review is to examine the latest research and data on the use of immunotherapy in older adults with cancer in order to identify key gaps in the literature for future research. Recent Findings: Immune checkpoint inhibitors are gaining approval and being incorporated into routine clinical use for numerous malignancies across age groups due to their overall efficacy and favorable side effect profiles. Summary: Although immune checkpoint inhibitors appear both safe and effective in older adults, deliberate study of immunotherapies in older adults is highly warranted given the paucity of data in a population with unique immunobiology that comprises the majority of the cancer population worldwide.
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    Pubmed Id

  • 8365965
  • Author List

  • Godby RC; Johnson DB; Williams GR
  • Volume

  • 21
  • Issue

  • 7