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BrainWaves: A Neurology Podcast

Feb 20, 2020

Immune checkpoint inhibitors have revolutionized cancer treatment. Unlike chemotherapy, which essentially includes cellular toxins that can cause widespread and unnecessary tissue damage, checkpoint inhibitors are used to train the body’s natural immune system to fight off the cancer. And while they are extraordinarily effective options for patients with malignant disease, they are not without risk. Every day, we are learning more and more about the autoimmune side effects of these novel therapies.

This week on the BrainWaves Podcast, Dr. Justine Cohen (University of Pennsylvania) shares her experience managing patients with checkpoint inhibitor neurotoxicity.

Produced by James E. Siegler and Justine Cohen. Music courtesy of Jon Watts, Kai Engel, and Kevin McLeod--as well as a cameo appearance by the Checkpoints. Unless otherwise mentioned in the podcast, no competing financial interests exist in the content of this episode. Sound effects by Mike Koenig and Daniel Simion. BrainWaves' podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used for clinical decision making. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @brainwavesaudio for the latest updates to the podcast.


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