Alexander Lesokhin, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Interview Date: May 24, 2019
Immunotherapy is becoming the hottest topic in myeloma treatment. But immunotherapy can mean many different things. Learn more in this overview show with immunotherapy expert Dr. Alexander Lesokhin of Memorial Sloan Kettering as he shares more about every type of immunotherapy being used in myeloma care today. This includes vaccines, antibody drug conjugates, CAR T therapies, bi-specific antibodies, monoclonal antibodies and others. Dr. Lesokhin shares how each of these drug classes work in myeloma and their status in open studies or use in the clinic.
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Alexander Leshokin, MD, is a Hematologic Oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York, NY who specializes in myeloma and immunology. His research work involves developing innovative ways to use the immune system to treat cancer. He conducts clinical studies of medicines that enhance the immune response as well as laboratory studies aimed at understanding how cancers such as multiple myeloma are able to evade the immune response with a goal of developing new ways to treat myeloma patients. Dr. Leshokin completed his fellowship at MSKCC and his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. He earned his medical degree at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.
Myeloma survivor, patient advocate, wife, mom of 6. Believer that patients can help accelerate a cure by weighing in and participating in clinical research. Founder of the HealthTree Foundation.
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