Journal Article
Review
Add like
Add dislike
Add to saved papers

Immunotherapy in cancer patients with chronic hepatitis C viral infection.

Disease management in challenging patient population with cancer and concomitant serious conditions presents an unmet clinical need. The major gap is the lack of data from properly designed trials that could support clinical decisions. Despite many advances in the fields of oncology, immunology, and infectious diseases, chronic viral infections in cancer patients remain to some extent terra incognita. Therefore, many patients lose the opportunity to receive the most advanced therapy, and physicians are compelled to make treatment decisions without sufficient evidence. In this review, we discuss the utility of immunotherapy in patients with chronic hepatitis C viral infection. Limited data from several studies and case reports support the hypothesis that immune checkpoint inhibitors can be used safely and effectively in this patient population. Available results warrant further investigation of immunotherapy in infected patients. Taking into account the current state of our knowledge, expanding clinical trial eligibility should be considered by investigators and sponsors to allow patient access to novel therapies and better matching of clinical research to the real-world population.

Full text links

We have located links that may give you full text access.
Can't access the paper?
Try logging in through your university/institutional subscription. For a smoother one-click institutional access experience, please use our mobile app.

Related Resources

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app

Mobile app image

Get seemless 1-tap access through your institution/university

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app

All material on this website is protected by copyright, Copyright © 1994-2024 by WebMD LLC.
This website also contains material copyrighted by 3rd parties.

By using this service, you agree to our terms of use and privacy policy.

Your Privacy Choices Toggle icon

You can now claim free CME credits for this literature searchClaim now

Get seemless 1-tap access through your institution/university

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app