The emerging role of immunotherapy in gastric and esophageal adenocarcinoma.

@article{Bockorny2016TheER,
  title={The emerging role of immunotherapy in gastric and esophageal adenocarcinoma.},
  author={Bruno Bockorny and Eirini Pectasides},
  journal={Future oncology},
  year={2016},
  volume={12 15},
  pages={
          1833-46
        }
}
Gastric and esophageal adenocarcinomas are aggressive malignancies. Systemic therapy for these tumors relies primarily on cytotoxic chemotherapy but outcomes remain poor. In recent years, immunotherapy has emerged as a new, promising therapeutic approach for a variety of solid tumors. Characterization of gastroesophageal cancers has revealed genomic and immune features of these tumors that may predict response to immunotherapy. Indeed, preliminary results from the initial trials of immune… CONTINUE READING
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