During the 2018 Miami Breast Cancer Conference, Dr. Elizabeth A. Mittendorf discussed immunotherapy concepts and strategies related to breast cancer.
Elizabeth A. Mittendorf, MD, PhD
There is significant interest in investigating immunotherapeutic strategies to be used for the treatment of breast cancer patients. One form of immunotherapy under active investigation is the cancer vaccine. Vaccines are a form of active immune therapy designed to stimulate the immune system to recognize tumor cells as foreign.
In this interview we discuss research into cancer vaccines and checkpoint inhibitors for the treatment of breast cancer.
Validation of sentinel lymph node (SLN) dissection (SLND) as an alternative to axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) has been a significant advance in the surgical management of breast cancer.