2015 Best of ASCO Boston

Lung Cancer

Immunotherapy Makes Inroads in Small Cell Lung Cancer

Early data on immunotherapy for small cell lung cancer (SCLC) have been encouraging. SCLC may catch up to non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), where immunotherapy is now standard of care, if these earl...

Lung Cancer

Moving Forward in Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer: Targeted Combinations and Immunotherapy

The newer targeted therapies and immunotherapies have proven to be a boon to the treatment of lung and other cancers, but how best to deploy those therapies remains a burning question. Another importa...

Breast Cancer

Studies Explore New Avenues to Pursue in Metastatic Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Two agents targeting novel pathways show promise in metastatic triple-negative breast cancer, according to separate studies presented at the 2015 ASCO Annual Meeting and reviewed at the Best of ASCO® ...

Head and Neck Cancer

HPV16 DNA in Post-Treatment Oral Rinses Signals Poor Prognosis in Oropharyngeal Cancer

Detectable oral HPV16 DNA in oral rinses post treatment for oropharyngeal cancer appears to be a harbinger of poor prognosis and can predict recurrence. Oral HPV16 DNA rinses are a potential tool for ...

Breast Cancer

Role of Surgery and Adjuvant Radiotherapy in the Treatment of Breast Cancer Explored

Two separate retrospective studies have further refined our understanding of the respective contributions of surgery and radiotherapy in the treatment of breast cancer. However, these studies are not ...

Prostate Cancer

Optimal Timing of Hormonal Therapy for Biochemically Recurrent Prostate Cancer Remains Unclear

There is no consensus as to whether it is better to treat immediately or to delay androgen-deprivation therapy in patients with a rising prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level (“biochemical relapse”) a...

Colorectal Cancer

Secondary Prevention in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer: Benefits of Vitamin D and Aspirin Explored

Two low-cost, low-tech options may lead to a survival benefit in metastatic colorectal cancer, according to separate retrospective studies selected for the Best of ASCO® 2015. The first study suggeste...

Colorectal Cancer
Hepatobiliary Cancer

Colorectal Liver Metastases: Thumbs Up for Radiofrequency Ablation, Jury Still Out for Selective Internal Radiotherapy

Two “firsts” in studies of colorectal liver metastases were highlighted at the 2015 ASCO Annual Meeting: the first prospective randomized trial to evaluate radiofrequency ablation plus chemotherapy1 a...




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