Richard Carvajal on Immunotherapy Dosing

February 14, 2017
Richard Carvajal, MD

Richard Carvajal, MD, discusses how to make decisions regarding the dosing limits of immunotherapy agents.

Richard Carvajal, MD, from Columbia University Medical Center discusses deciding on dosing limits for immunotherapy treatments.

The proper dosing for immunotherapy efficacy is unclear. For chemotherapy, the patients can often be pushed to toxicity. However, with immunotherapies and targeted therapies, there are responses seen after 1 or 2 doses. There are also durable responses in some patients if treatment is stopped.