Oncology Peer Review On-The-Go: The Prognostic Significance of Peripheral Blood Biomarkers in Patients With Advanced Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer Treated With Pembrolizumab: A Clinical Study

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Kira MacDougall, MD, and Muhammad Rafay Khan Niazi, MD, spoke with CancerNetwork® about their research into the significance of peripheral blood biomarkers of response to immunotherapy in non–small cell lung cancer published in the journal ONCOLOGY®.

Kira MacDougall, MD, a first year fellow at the University of Oklahoma, and Muhammad Rafay Khan Niazi, MD, a third year resident of Internal Medicine at Staten Island University Hospital, spoke with CancerNetwork® about research published in the journal ONCOLOGY® titled, The Prognostic Significance of Peripheral Blood Biomarkers in Patients With Advanced Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer Treated With Pembrolizumab: A Clinical Study.

MacDougall and Niazi discuss the clinical utility of absolute lymphocyte count (ALC) and the ratio of absolute neutrophil count to ALC for predicting outcomes with pembrolizumab (Keytruda) in advanced non–small cell lung cancer. They also talked about future research in the space and what unanswered questions remain in this treatment setting.

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