From Bench to Community Oncology Clinic: The Promise of Immunotherapy

Community oncologists will be at the forefront of using immunotherapies and will need to be strong advocates for greater information and affordability of therapies.

Immunotherapy as a treatment modality for cancer has been studied for over 5 decades. However, with the recent surge in new treatment options, immunotherapy seems to have come of age. An increasing number of immunotherapy agents have been approved for multiple tumor types over the past few years, bringing the promise of a more effective and less toxic form of cancer treatment. However, as these agents are increasingly making their way from the bench to the clinic, we as community oncologists will have to learn how costly new immunotherapy agents will be incorporated into the changing reimbursement landscape.

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