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Why combine chemotherapy with immunotherapy?

The goal of combining systemic therapies is to take advantage of the unique mechanism of action of each agent to achieve antitumor activity.7,8

Combining therapies with complementary modes of actions may improve antitumor activity7,8

Learn more about combining immunotherapy with chemotherapy in the treatment of advanced Oesophageal and GEJ cancers

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