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Comment & Response
November 21, 2019

Going Beyond Results of the PEMBRO-RT Trial

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  • 1Shanghai Chest Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China
JAMA Oncol. Published online November 21, 2019. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/jamaoncol.2019.5031

To the Editor We read with great interest the work by Theelen et al,1 which reported that treatment with pembrolizumab combined with radiotherapy had a manageable safety profile and synergistic effect. We think that the work provides powerful clinical data to this field. Although the authors suggested that radiotherapy prior to treatment with pembrolizumab was well tolerated and conferred notably improved outcomes, we would like to raise 3 points for discussion.

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