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2016 ASCO Annual Meeting

lung cancer

Luis G. Paz-Ares, MD, PhD, on NSCLC: Results from the SQUIRE Trial (Spanish Language Version)

Luis G. Paz-Ares, MD, PhD, of the Hospital Universitario 12 De Octubre, discusses in Spanish study findings on adding necitumumab to gemcitabine and cisplatin chemotherapy in the first-line treatment ...

prostate cancer

Toni K. Choueiri, MD, and Paul L. Nguyen, MD, on Prostate Cancer: Expert Perspectives on Four Studies

Toni K. Choueiri, MD, and Paul L. Nguyen, MD, both of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discuss four key studies on high- and intermediate-risk prostate cancer, as well as localized disease (Abstracts...

leukemia
lymphoma

Sagar Lonial, MD, and Andrew Zelenetz, MD, PhD, on MCL, DLBCL, CLL: How Much Rituximab Is Enough?

Sagar Lonial, MD, of Emory University School of Medicine, and Andrew D. Zelenetz, MD, PhD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discuss newly reported findings on rituximab maintenance therapy i...

lung cancer

Fabrice Denis, MD, PhD, on Lung Cancer: Improving OS With an App (French Language Version)

Fabrice Denis, MD, PhD, of the Institut Inter-regional de Cancérologie Jean Bernard, discusses findings from a phase III trial on an app used between visits for early detection of symptomatic relapse ...

multiple myeloma

Sagar Lonial, MD, and Paul G. Richardson, MD, on Multiple Myeloma: Expert Perspectives on Treatment Advances

Sagar Lonial, MD, of Emory University School of Medicine, and Paul G. Richardson, MD, of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discuss the top presentations on multiple myeloma delivered at this year’s me...

prostate cancer

Celestia S. Higano, MD, and Chris Parker, MD, on the PROMIS Study of Elevated PSA

Celestia S. Higano, MD, of the University of Washington, and Chris Parker, MD, of the Royal Marsden Hospital, discuss findings from this confirmatory study evaluating the accuracy of MRI and TRUS biop...

breast cancer

Lisa A. Carey, MD, and Nicholas C. Turner, MD, PhD, on PALOMA-2 and -3 Study Findings in Advanced Breast Cancer

Lisa A. Carey, MD, of the University of North Carolina, and Nicholas C. Turner, MD, PhD, of The Royal Marsden Hospital and Institute of Cancer Research, discuss the efficacy of palbociclib plus fulves...

Expert Point of View: Stuart A. Grossman, MD, and Deborah Schrag, MD

Formal discussant of this trial Stuart A. Grossman, MD, of the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, commented that the trial did not include a best stand...

Expert Point of View: Harold J. Burstein, MD, and Ian Smith, MD

“There is a tremendous interest in longer aromatase inhibitor therapy. The Oxford Overview data, presented at ASCO, show the substantial risk of recurrence in years 5 to 15, despite an initial 5 year...

Clifford A. Hudis, MD, Allen S. Lichter, MD, and Richard L. Schilsky, MD, on Passing the Torch

Richard L. Schilsky, MD (right), Chief Medical Officer of ASCO, talks with incoming ASCO CEO Clifford A. Hudis, MD (left) and outgoing CEO Allen S. Lichter, MD (center) about the passing of the torch ...

colorectal cancer

Heinz-Josef Lenz, MD, and Marc Ychou, MD, on Treating mCRC With Initially Nonresectable Liver Metastases

Heinz-Josef Lenz, MD, of the University of Southern California, and Marc Ychou, MD, of the Centre Régional de Lutte Contre Le Cancer, discuss study findings on FOLFIRINOX combined with targeted therap...

neuroendocrine tumors

Heinz-Josef Lenz, MD, and Jonathan R. Strosberg, MD, on the NETTER-1 Trial for Midgut Neuroendocrine Tumors

Heinz-Josef Lenz, MD, of the University of Southern California, and Jonathan R. Strosberg, MD, of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, discuss efficacy and safety results in patien...

skin cancer

Anthony J. Olszanski, RPh, MD, and Michael A. Davies, MD, PhD, on the COMBI-d Study on Cutaneous Melanoma

Anthony J. Olszanski, RPh, MD, of Fox Chase Cancer Center, and Michael A. Davies, MD, PhD, of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discuss this phase III study of dabrafenib plus trameti...

skin cancer

Anthony J. Olszanski, RPh, MD, and Michael A. Postow, MD, on Results From the CheckMate 067 Melanoma Trial

Anthony J. Olszanski, RPh, MD, of Fox Chase Cancer Center, and Michael A. Postow, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discuss findings from this phase III trial of nivolumab combined with i...

skin cancer

Anthony J. Olszanski, RPh, MD, and Caroline Robert, MD, PhD, on Results From the KEYNOTE-001 Melanoma Trial

Anthony J. Olszanski, RPh, MD, of Fox Chase Cancer Center, and Caroline Robert, MD, PhD, of Gustave Roussy and Paris-Sud University, discuss study findings on pembrolizumab and the overall survival be...

breast cancer
gynecologic cancers

Lisa A. Carey, MD, and Tuya Pal, MD, on BRCA Carriers: The Disparities in Management

Lisa A. Carey, MD, of the University of North Carolina, and Tuya Pal, MD, of H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, discuss the racial disparities in cancer risk management among BRCA ...

breast cancer

Lisa A. Carey, MD, and Julie Gralow, MD: Top Breast Cancer Papers Presented at the 2016 ASCO Annual Meeting

Lisa A. Carey, MD, of the University of North Carolina, and Julie Gralow, MD, of the University of Washington, discuss the most important data presented this year on treating breast malignancies (Abst...

lung cancer

Vali A. Papadimitrakopoulou, MD, and Heather A. Wakelee, MD, on Bevacizumab for Early-Stage NSCLC

Vali A. Papadimitrakopoulou, MD, of MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Heather A. Wakelee, MD, of Stanford University, discuss findings on adjuvant chemotherapy with or without bevacizumab for early-stage...

lung cancer

Vali A. Papadimitrakopoulou, MD, and Gideon Michael Blumenthal, MD, on NSCLC: An Updated Pooled Analysis

Vali A. Papadimitrakopoulou, MD, of MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Gideon Michael Blumenthal, MD, of the US Food and Drug Administration, discuss milestone analyses with immune checkpoint inhibitors, ...

lung cancer

Vali A. Papadimitrakopoulou, MD, and Fabrice Denis, MD, PhD, on Lung Cancer: Improving Survival With an App

Vali A. Papadimitrakopoulou, MD, of MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Fabrice Denis, MD, PhD, of the Institut Inter-regional de Cancérologie Jean Bernard, discuss findings from a phase III trial on an ap...

issues in oncology

Patricia J. Goldsmith on Patient Access and Engagement: Results of the CancerCare Report

Patricia J. Goldsmith, Chief Executive Officer of CancerCare, which provides free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer, discusses findings from six distinct surveys with input f...

gynecologic cancers

Jonathan A. Ledermann, MD, and Ursula A. Matulonis, MD, on Olaparib Maintenance Monotherapy for Ovarian Cancer

Jonathan A. Ledermann, MD, of Cancer Research UK and University College London Cancer Trials Centre, and Ursula A. Matulonis, MD, of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discuss findings on overall survi...

gynecologic cancers

Helen MacKay, MD, and Ursula A. Matulonis, MD, on Epithelial Ovarian Cancer: Results From the OV21-PETROC Trial

Helen MacKay, MD, of the Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre, and Ursula A. Matulonis, MD, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discuss findings from this phase II study of intraperitoneal vs intravenous chem...

prostate cancer

A. Oliver Sartor, MD, and Celestia S. Higano, MD, on Findings of the FIRSTANA Trial in Prostate Cancer

A. Oliver Sartor, MD, of Tulane University, and Celestia S. Higano, MD, of the University of Washington, discuss findings from this phase III study on cabazitaxel vs docetaxel in chemotherapy-naive pa...

bladder cancer

Sumanta K. Pal, MD, and Toni K. Choueiri, MD, on Urothelial Carcinoma: Efficacy of an FGFR Inhibitor

Sumanta K. Pal, MD, of City of Hope, and Toni K. Choueiri, MD, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discuss findings on BGJ398 in patients with previously treated advanced/metastatic urothelial carcinoma ...

bladder cancer

Jonathan E. Rosenberg, MD, and Toni K. Choueiri, MD, on Bladder Cancer: Mutation Burden and Atezolizumab

Jonathan E. Rosenberg, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Toni K. Choueiri, MD, of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discuss mutation burden—its role in response to treatment with PD-L...

kidney cancer

David F. McDermott, MD, and Toni K. Choueiri, MD, on Advanced RCC: Nivolumab in Previously Treated Patients

David F. McDermott, MD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Toni K. Choueiri, MD, of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discuss an update on data from phase I and II studies of nivolumab given...

colorectal cancer

Michael J. Overman, MD, and John Marshall, MD, on Metastatic Colorectal Cancer: Interim Results of the CheckMate 142 Trial

Michael J. Overman, MD, of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and John Marshall, MD, of Georgetown University Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, discuss interim findings on nivoluma...

gastrointestinal cancer

Marcel Verheij, PhD, and John Marshall, MD, on Gastric Cancer: First Results From the CRITICS Trial

Marcel Verheij, PhD, of the Netherlands Cancer Institute, and John Marshall, MD, of Georgetown University Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, discuss findings from this multicenter phase III study o...

colorectal cancer

Alan P. Venook, MD, and John Marshall, MD, on Metastatic Colorectal Cancer: Analysis of CALGB-SWOG 80405

Alan Venook, MD, of the University of California, San Francisco, and John Marshall, MD, of the Lombardi Cancer Center at Georgetown University, discuss the impact of primary tumor location on overall ...

ASCO 2016: Local Consolidative Therapy Improves Progression-Free Survival in Patients With Oligometastatic NSCLC vs Standard Chemotherapy

Lung cancer patients with oligometastases, defined as three or fewer sites of metastasis, may benefit from aggressive local therapy, surgery, or radiation, after standard chemotherapy, according to re...

head and neck cancer

ASCO 2016: Nivolumab Immunotherapy Improves Survival, Quality of Life in Metastatic or Recurrent Head and Neck Cancer

Treatment with nivolumab (Opdivo) doubled overall survival and improved quality of life, with fewer side effects, in a treatment-resistant and rapidly progressing form of head and neck carcinoma, repo...

ASCO 2016: CancerLinQ Extends Its Reach, Announces New Partnerships

ASCO announced that a total of 58 practices in 39 states and the District of Columbia have joined CancerLinQ, ASCO’s big data initiative to rapidly improve the quality of care for people with ca...

ASCO 2016: ASCO Announces Milestones of TAPUR Study

ASCO announced that Bayer and Merck are the most recent companies to sign on to provide study drugs at no cost to patients enrolled in the Targeted Agent and Profiling Utilization Registry (TAPUR) stu...

gastrointestinal cancer
gastroesophageal cancer

Salah-Eddin Al-Batran, MD, on Gastric and GEJ Adenocarcinoma: Results From the FAST Trial

Salah-Eddin Al-Batran, MD, of the Institute of Clinical Cancer Research and Nordwest Hospital, discusses findings from this international phase II study of epirubicin, oxaliplatin, and capecitabine wi...

palliative care

Ronald C. Chen, MD, MPH, on End-of-Life Care: Impact of the Choosing Wisely Campaign

Ronald C. Chen, MD, MPH, of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, discusses the substantial overuse of aggressive medical care for younger patients at the end of life, despite ASCO recommen...

lung cancer

Charles M. Rudin, MD, PhD, on SCLC: Findings on Rovalpituzumab Tesirine

Charles M. Rudin, MD, PhD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, reports on the encouraging anti-tumor activity of this antibody drug conjugate against one of the most deadly malignancies: recurr...

bladder cancer

Arjun Vasant Balar, MD, on Urothelial Carcinoma: Analysis of the IMvigor210 Cohort 1

Arjun Vasant Balar, MD, of the Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Medical Center, discusses findings on atezolizumab as first-line therapy in cisplatin-ineligible locally advanced/metastatic dise...

Richard L. Schilsky, MD, on Highlights of the 2016 ASCO Annual Meeting

Richard L. Schilsky, MD, ASCO’s Chief Medical Officer, discusses the key presentations at this year’s conference.

lymphoma

James Kochenderfer, MD, on Inducing Remissions in B-Cell Lymphoma

James Kochenderfer, MD, of the National Cancer Institute, discuss results of a small study on genetically modified CAR-T cells, which may well become a standard lymphoma treatment (Abstract LBA3010).

global cancer care

Rakesh Chopra, MD, and Mary Gospodarowicz, MD, on The Indian Perspective of the Current State of Cancer Research and Treatment

Rakesh Chopra, MD, of the Artemis Health Institute, and Mary Gospodarowicz, MD, of Princess Margaret Hospital, discuss oncology from an international point of view.

global cancer care

Nagi S. El-Saghir, MD, PhD, and Mary Gospodarowicz, MD, on The Middle Eastern Perspective of Cancer Research

Nagi S. El-Saghir, MD, of the American University of Beirut, and Mary Gospodarowicz, MD, of the Princess Margaret Hospital, discuss oncology from an international point of view.

global cancer care

Eduardo L. Cazap, MD, PhD, and Mary Gospodarowicz, MD, on The South American Perspective of Cancer Research

Eduardo L. Cazap, MD, PhD, of the Latinamerican & Caribbean Society of Medical Oncology, and Mary Gospodarowicz, MD, of the Princess Margaret Hospital, discuss oncology from an international point...

cost of care
global cancer care

ASCO 2016: Vast Differences Globally in Cancer Drug Retail Prices

A pilot study revealed large differences in median retail prices for 23 cancer drugs in 7 different countries, with the highest retail prices identified in the United States and the lowest, in India a...

breast cancer

ASCO 2016: Minority BRCA-Positive Breast Cancer Survivors Appear Less Likely to Receive Preventive Surgery

For breast cancer survivors who carry mutations in BRCA genes, preventive surgery may substantially reduce the risk of future breast and ovarian cancers. However, it appears that black women...

palliative care
issues in oncology

ASCO 2016: Many Younger Cancer Patients Receive Aggressive End-of-Life Care Despite ASCO’s Choosing Wisely Campaign

An analysis of health claims data from 2007­–2014 on more than 28,000 patients under the age of 65 found that a large proportion of patients with advanced solid tumors received at least one ...

lung cancer

ASCO 2016: Study Finds Use of Mobile Web App Associated With Improved Outcomes in Lung Cancer

A Web-mediated follow-up application (app; Moovcare™) improved advanced lung cancer survival, according to a French multicenter randomized phase III study. Researchers analyzed the association a...

issues in oncology

Eric Roeland, MD, and Timothy E. Quill, MD, on the Debate Over Physician-Assisted Death

Eric Roeland, MD, of the University of California, San Diego, and Timothy E. Quill, MD, of the University of Rochester Medical Center, discuss the debate on whether physician-assisted death should be ...

gynecologic cancers

Eric Roeland, MD, and Linda Van Le, MD, on Gynecologic Cancers: Managing Menopausal Symptoms in Survivors

Eric Roeland, MD, of the University of California, San Diego, and Linda Van Le, MD, of the University of North Carolina discuss ways to manage symptoms that affect up to 80% of postmenopausal women, d...

integrative oncology
palliative care

Eric Roeland, MD, and Jennifer S. Temel, MD, on Integrative Palliative and Oncology Care

Eric Roeland, MD, of the University of California, San Diego, and Jennifer S. Temel, MD, of Massachusetts General Hospital, discuss findings that showed the benefits of offering palliative care integr...

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