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Colorectal Cancer

Adding Oxaliplatin to Fluoropyrimidine for Patients With Stage III Colon Cancer and Microsatellite Instability

In a pooled analysis reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Cohen et al found that the addition of oxaliplatin to fluoropyrimidine was associated...

Breast Cancer

Can Postoperative Whole-Breast Irradiation Be Safely Omitted in Older Women With Low-Risk Breast Cancer?

Omitting postoperative radiotherapy with whole-breast irradiation may not compromise 10-year overall survival or increase the risk of developing metastasis...

Multiple Myeloma
Immunotherapy

New Targets Explored for Bispecific T-Cell–Engaging Antibodies in Myeloma

B-cell maturation antigen (BCMA) is the most frequent target of immunotherapies in relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma, but bispecific T-cell–engaging...


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Breast Cancer

Palbociclib Plus Endocrine Therapy vs Capecitabine for Patients With HR-Positive, HER2-Negative Breast Cancer: The PEARL Trial

Although patients with hormone receptor (HR)-positive, HER2-negative, aromatase inhibitor–resistant metastatic breast cancer maintained...

COVID-19

ASCO Coronavirus Resources

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread, ASCO is committed to providing the most current information and resources to its members and the larger oncology...

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Prostate Cancer

Justin Oh, MD, on Prostate Cancer: Brachytherapy vs External-Beam Radiation Therapy

Colorectal Cancer

Total Neoadjuvant Therapy vs Standard Therapy for Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer

In a systematic review and meta-analysis reported in JAMA Network Open, Kasi et al found that total neoadjuvant therapy was associated with improved pathologic complete response rates vs standard therapy with neoadjuvant concurrent chemoradiotherapy plus adjuvant chemotherapy in patients with...

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Impact of Genes on Total Number and Type of Nevi

A study by Duffy et al in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology reported on specific gene variations affecting the number and types of moles on the body and their role in causing skin cancer.  “The goal was to investigate the genetic underpinnings of different mole classes, or...

Prostate Cancer

Daniel E. Spratt, MD, on Prostate Cancer: Relugolix vs Leuprolide

Breast Cancer

Surgical Intervention May Offer Survival Advantage for Certain Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer

Surgery, in addition to treatments like chemotherapy and radiation therapy, may improve survival for certain patients with metastatic breast cancer. A research team studied nearly 13,000 patients with stage IV disease and found that those who had surgery in addition to other treatments had a...

COVID-19

SARS-CoV-2 Infection Among Patients in Italy Undergoing Active Cancer Treatment

In a retrospective study reported as a research letter in JAMA Oncology, Aschele et al found that the incidence of SARS-CoV-2 infection was 0.68% among a large population of patients receiving anticancer treatment in Italy over an approximately 3.5-month period in 2020. Study Details The study...

Gemcitabine/Eribulin in Cisplatin-Ineligible Metastatic Urothelial Carcinoma

In the final analysis from a phase II California Cancer Consortium trial (NCI-9653) reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Sadeghi et al found the combination of gemcitabine and eribulin showed activity in cisplatin-ineligible patients with metastatic urothelial carcinoma. Study Details...

Multiple Myeloma
Immunotherapy

Sagar Lonial, MD, on CAR T-Cell Therapies for Myeloma: Novel Approaches and Longer-Term Follow-up Data

Colorectal Cancer

Adding Oxaliplatin to Fluoropyrimidine for Patients With Stage III Colon Cancer and Microsatellite Instability

In a pooled analysis reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Cohen et al found that the addition of oxaliplatin to fluoropyrimidine was associated with improved overall and disease-free survival in patients with stage III colon cancer with microsatellite instability (MSI). They also found the ...

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Deintensified Chemoradiotherapy for HPV-Associated Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma

In a phase II trial reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Chera et al found that deintensified chemoradiotherapy produced favorable outcomes in human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. Study Details In the multicenter trial, 114 patients were recruited...