Immunotherapy - Episode 6

Episode 6 - Recommended Guidelines and Payer Challenges

Treatment guidelines are now recognizing and suggesting immunotherapy for the treatment of several types of cancer.

However, Jeffrey Weber, MD, PhD, explains that the unspoken issue in regard to immunotherapies is that most are investigational. With respect to a payer covering treatment, in different states throughout the country, some will cover research-related costs and some will not.

As the panelists discuss how coverage inconsistencies, or the lack of coverage altogether, challenges providers to offer treatment as suggested by important NCCN guidelines, Daniel J. George, MD, concludes that there is no real way to develop a standard policy without reviewing each case individually.