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Cancer Therapy AdvisorPoor Outcomes Seen in Advanced Cancer Patients Treated with Inpatient ICI Therapy

According to a study presented at the 2022 ASCO Quality Care Symposium, 27% of 159 patients in the sample who received inpatient immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) treatment passed away while still in the hospital, with the median overall survival for the entire group being 47 days. Thoracic or head and neck cancers (27%) were the most prevalent, with gastrointestinal cancers (20%), hematologic malignancies (18%), genitourinary cancers (17%), and melanoma (11%) rounding out the rest.

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