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Brian Gastman, MD is a double boarded Plastic Surgeon and Otolaryngologist with additional fellowships in head and neck surgery, microsurgery and cancer research. Currently, Dr. Gastman is the Medical and Surgical Director of the Melanoma & High-Risk Skin Cancer Program at Cleveland Clinic and leads his translational research laboratory at the Lerner Research Institute. In this interview, he speaks about the ASCO 2022 abstract - Primary analysis of a phase 2, open-label, multicenter trial of talimogene laherparepvec (T-VEC) plus pembrolizumab (pembro) for the treatment (Tx) of patients (pts) with advanced melanoma (MEL) who progressed on prior anti–PD-1 therapy: MASTERKEY-115.
This is a phase 2 open-label, single-arm, multicenter clinical trial to assess the efficacy and safety of talimogene laherparepvec in combination with pembrolizumab after disease progression on prior anti-PD-1 therapy in unresectable/metastatic melanoma (stage IIIB-IVM1d) or prior anti-PD-1 therapy in the adjuvant setting. Subjects will be given talimogene laherparepvec and pembrolizumab until they have a confirmed complete response, the disappearance of all injectable lesions, documented confirmed disease progression per modified immune-related Response Criteria simulating Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (irRC-RECIST), intolerance to study treatment, or 102 weeks from the first dose of talimogene laherparepvec and/or pembrolizumab.