Mario Sznol, MD

Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology); Co-Director, Cancer Immunology Program at Yale Cancer Center; Co-Director, Yale SPORE in Skin Cancer

Research Departments & Organizations

Internal Medicine: Medical Oncology: Subset Medical Oncology Faculty

Human and Translational Immunology Program

SPORE in Skin Cancer

Urologic Oncology Program

Yale Cancer Center: Cancer Immunology

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Interests

Melanoma

Research Summary

Dr. Sznol has an international reputation in cancer drug development. Dr. Sznol's expertise and experience is in cancer immunotherapy, drug development for cancer, and treatment of patients with melanoma and renal cell carcinoma. He is working to expand the opportunities for clinical trials at the Yale Cancer Center, particularly those focusing on immunotherapy and novel agents.

Extensive Research Description

Dr. Sznol has an international reputation in cancer drug development. Dr. Sznol's expertise and experience is in cancer immunotherapy, drug development for cancer, and treatment of patients with melanoma and renal cell carcinoma. He is working to expand the opportunities for clinical trials at the Yale Cancer Center, particularly those focusing on immunotherapy and novel agents.

Clinical Trials

Conditions Study Title
Phase I A Phase 1 Study of an Autologous ACTR T Cell Product in Combination With Trastuzumab, a Monoclonal Antibody, in Subjects With HER2-Positive Advanced Malignancies
Kidney Phase II Study of Front Line Therapy With Nivolumab and Salvage Nivolumab + Ipilimumab in Patients With Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma
Melanoma, skin A Phase 1/1b Open-Label Multi-Center Study to Characterize the Safety and Tolerability of TRQ15-01 in Patients With Relapsed/Refractory Solid Tumors and Lymphomas
Melanoma, skin A Phase 3 Randomized, Placebo-controlled Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Pembrolizumab (MK-3475) and Lenvatinib (E7080/MK-7902) Versus Pembrolizumab Alone as First-line Intervention in Participants With Advanced Melanoma (LEAP-003)
Melanoma, skin Adjuvant Therapy With Pembrolizumab Versus Placebo in Resected High-risk Stage II Melanoma: A Randomized, Double-blind Phase 3 Study (KEYNOTE-716)
Colon, Kidney, Melanoma, skin, Other Urinary, Ovary, Breast A Phase 1/2, Open-label, Multicenter, Dose Escalation and Dose Expansion Study of NKTR-262 in Combination With NKTR-214 and in Combination With NKTR-214 Plus Nivolumab in Patients With Locally Advanced or Metastatic Solid Tumor Malignancies
Phase I A Multicenter, Open Label, Phase III Extension Trial to Study the Long-term Safety and Efficacy in Participants With Advanced Tumors Who Are Currently on Treatment or in Follow-up in a Pembrolizumab Trial
Diseases of the Blood Apheresis for Collection of Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells (PBMC) for Clinical and Basic Science Research
Lung, Melanoma, skin, Other Skin, Other Urinary A Phase I/Ib Study of APX005M in Combination With Nivolumab and Cabiralizumab in Patients With Advanced Melanoma, Non-small Cell Lung Cancer or Renal Cell Carcinoma Whose Disease Has Progressed on Anti-PD- 1/PD-L1 Therapy
Lung, Melanoma, skin, Other Skin First-in-human, Open-label, Dose-escalation Trial With Expansion Cohorts to Evaluate Safety of Axl-specific Antibody-drug Conjugate (HuMax®-AXL-ADC) in Patients With Solid Tumors
Melanoma, skin A Pilot Study Using Short-Term Cultured Anti-Tumor Autologous Lymphocytes Following a Lymphocyte Depleting Regimen in Metastatic Melanoma
Kidney, Other Urinary A Phase 3 Randomized Study Comparing Perioperative Nivolumab vs. Observation in Patients With Localized Renal Cell Carcinoma Undergoing Nephrectomy
Lung, Melanoma, skin An Open-Label, Multicenter Extension Study in Patients Previously Enrolled in a Genentech− and/or F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd-Sponsored Atezolizumab Study
Lung, Melanoma, skin A Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of the CD40 Agonistic Antibody APX005M Administered in Combination With Nivolumab in Subjects With Non-small Cell Lung Cancer and Subjects With Metastatic Melanoma
Brain and Nervous System, Lung, Melanoma, skin A Phase II Trial of Pembrolizumab Plus Bevacizumab in Patients With Metastatic Melanoma or Non-small Cell Lung Cancer With Untreated Brain Metastases
Melanoma, skin A Phase II, Multicenter, Single-arm Study to Assess the Safety, Feasibility, and Efficacy of Cell Transfer Therapy Using Autologous Tumor Infiltrating Lymphocytes (LN-144) Followed by IL-2 for Treatment of Metastatic Melanoma

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Contact Info

Mario Sznol, MD
Mailing Address
Medical OncologyPO Box 208028
333 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8028