Author | Michael B. Atkins, MD


Atezolizumab/Bevacizumab in Metastatic RCC Moves to Phase III Trial

June 08, 2017

This video reviews second-line data from the IMmotion150 trial, which initially studied atezolizumab with or without bevacizumab vs sunitinib in untreated metastatic renal cell carcinoma patients.

Prognostic and Predictive Markers for the New Immunotherapies

November 10, 2014

Characterizing tumors by PD-L1 expression, immune infiltration, chemokine signature, and tumor mutational frequency may be a means of creating an integrated model for determining which patients may benefit from which immune-checkpoint inhibitors, either alone or in combination.

New Agents in Melanoma: Nivolumab, MK-3475, Pidilizumab

June 26, 2014

Dr. Atkins offers his perspective on the “race” between the top two anti-PD1 drugs (Merck’s MK-3475 and Bristol-Myers Squibb’s nivolumab), and weighs in on where a new agent, pidilizumab, fits into the picture.

Melanoma at ASCO: Latest Treatments and Emerging Therapies

June 11, 2012

In this exclusive interview, Michael B. Atkins, MD, director of the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses some of the most important melanoma research to come out of this year’s ASCO meeting and talks about the future of melanoma therapies.