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From the Desk of Evan Yu: Does PD-1/PD-L1 inhibition really work in prostate cancer?”

Evan Y. Yu
August 14, 2017

Early attempts at checkpoint inhibition in prostate cancer seemed to offer little promise.  The initial trial with CTLA-4 inhibition with ipilumumab was performed in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) in the post-docetaxel setting and resulted in a HR 0.85, 95% CI 0.72-1.00; p=0.053.1 


Dr. Evan Yu, MD

Evan Yu, MD

Evan Yu, a medical oncologist, treats prostate, bladder and testicular cancer, and is passionate about providing a personalized medical approach to a selection of novel therapies as well as understanding biologic mechanism of drug sensitivity and resistance.

Clinical Expertise

Medical Oncology, Translational Research, Novel molecular targeted agents, Biomarkers, Imaging (PET scans, MRI), Bone health.

  • Professor, Department of Medical Oncology, University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Assistant Fellowship Director, Hematology and Oncology Fellowship Training Program, University of Washington and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
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