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What immunotherapy checkpoint inhibitor drugs has the FDA approved to treat lung cancer?

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Atezolizumab (Tecentriq): It can help if you didn’t respond to platinum-based chemotherapy.

Nivolumab (Opdivo): You’ll take this if your lung cancer has spread after chemotherapy or other treatments.

Pembrolizumab (Keytruda): This works if cancer has spread and your tumors produce high levels of the PD-L1 protein

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute: “Biological Therapies for Cancer,” “Cancer Vaccines,” “Immunotherapy,” “More Immunotherapy Options Approved for Lung Cancer,” “NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms: Antigen,” “What is Cancer?”

American Cancer Society: “Immunotherapy: Disrupting the Cancer Treatment World,” “Immunotherapy for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.”

Lung Cancer Alliance: “Immunotherapy for Lung Cancer: A Patient Guide.”

Cancer Research Institute: “Cancer Immunotherapy: Lung Cancer.”

Cancer Support Community: “Frankly Speaking about Cancer: Treatments for Advanced and Metastatic Lung Cancer.”

National Comprehensive Cancer Network: “NCCN Guidelines for Patients: Lung Cancer.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on May 20, 2018

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute: “Biological Therapies for Cancer,” “Cancer Vaccines,” “Immunotherapy,” “More Immunotherapy Options Approved for Lung Cancer,” “NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms: Antigen,” “What is Cancer?”

American Cancer Society: “Immunotherapy: Disrupting the Cancer Treatment World,” “Immunotherapy for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.”

Lung Cancer Alliance: “Immunotherapy for Lung Cancer: A Patient Guide.”

Cancer Research Institute: “Cancer Immunotherapy: Lung Cancer.”

Cancer Support Community: “Frankly Speaking about Cancer: Treatments for Advanced and Metastatic Lung Cancer.”

National Comprehensive Cancer Network: “NCCN Guidelines for Patients: Lung Cancer.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on May 20, 2018

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