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Emerging Role of Combination Immunotherapy in the First-line Treatment of Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma: A Review.

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Summary of "Emerging Role of Combination Immunotherapy in the First-line Treatment of Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma: A Review."

Novel immunotherapies, notably the immune checkpoint inhibitors, have been shown to be efficacious in patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma, but innate or adaptive resistance is observed with single-agent immunotherapy. New combination treatment strategies are needed that can improve efficacy in a broader patient population, without exacerbating the toxic effects.

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Name: JAMA oncology
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