Accelerated Checkpoint Therapy for Any Steroid Dependent Patient With Brain Metastases
Immunotherapy treatments are intended to boost a person's immune system to fight their
cancer. Treatment with immunotherapy has been shown to be effective in a wide range of
cancers, including melanoma skin cancer, lung cancer and kidney cancer, among others.
Steroids are anti-inflammatory medications which may suppress the immune system. For this
reason, persons requiring treatment with steroids have not previously been allowed to
participate in immunotherapy clinical trials. Therefore, we do not know whether or not
immunotherapy treatments are effective in patients who are also receiving treatment with