Does Chemotherapy Still Have a Role to Play in Cancer Care?

As new innovations in cancer care reach the market, some people seem ready to move on from chemotherapy, but the treatment will still have a role to play in treating cancer for years, if not decades, to come.

The rate of innovation in oncology has been impressive, with novel therapies, such as chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapies, and new diagnostics that make it easier to understand which patients will benefit from certain targeted therapies. With all of these innovations coming to market and being tested in clinical trials, it might make sense that some people are ready to move on from the treatments of the past.

In a new commentary published in the June issue of The American Journal of Managed Care®, Bruce Feinberg, DO, of Cardinal Health, explains why people shouldn’t count out chemotherapy just yet. In the latest podcast interview, Feinberg explains his views on chemotherapy and how important it still is in cancer care.