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Lung Cancer

Chipping Away at Targetable Mutations in NSCLC: Amivantamab in NSCLC With MET Exon 14 Skipping Mutations

Dual targeting with the bispecific antibody amivantamab-vmjw showed antitumor activity and tolerability in patients with...

Breast Cancer

Risk of Interval Invasive and Advanced Breast Cancer: Screening With Digital Breast Tomosynthesis vs Digital Mammography

In a cohort study reported in JAMAKarla Kerlikowske, MD, and colleagues found that screening with digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT)...

Prostate Cancer

Is Focal Therapy With MRI-Guided Focused Ultrasound Safe and Effective for Grade Group 2 or 3 Prostate Cancer?

In a phase IIb study reported in The Lancet Oncology, Ehdaie et al found that focal ablation with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided focused...


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Lung Cancer
COVID-19
Immunotherapy

Study Finds COVID-19 Vaccines Are Safe for Patients Treated With Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors for Lung Cancer

Patients with cancer have received priority status to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, but limited data are available regarding...

 

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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Breast Cancer

Melinda L. Telli, MD, on Breast Cancer: Neoadjuvant Talazoparib for Early HER2-Negative Disease

Leukemia
Immunotherapy

Ponatinib/Blinatumomab Demonstrates High Rates of Complete Molecular Response in Philadelphia Chromosome–Positive ALL

The combination of ponatinib and blinatumomab was found to be safe and highly effective in patients with newly diagnosed or relapsed/refractory Philadelphia chromosome–positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The study—presented by Nicholas J. Short, MD, and colleagues during the 2021 ASCO...

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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...

Immunotherapy
Pancreatic Cancer

Katelyn T. Byrne, PhD, on the Clinical Impact of T-Cell Inflammation in the Tumor Microenvironment

Breast Cancer
Integrative Oncology

Use of Integrative Medicine by Patients With Breast Cancer

Nearly three-quarters of patients with breast cancer (73%) reported using at least one type of complementary medicine after cancer diagnosis, while surveyed oncologists believed that less than half (43%) of patients were using these approaches during cancer care. These and other findings from a...

Issues in Oncology

Predictors of Emergency Department Visits After a New Diagnosis of Cancer

In a retrospective cohort study reported in JCO Oncology Practice, Hong et al found that prior frequent emergency department use was the strongest predictor of postdiagnosis emergency department visits among patients with a new diagnosis of cancer. Study Details The study involved data from...

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...

Breast Cancer

Geoffrey J. Lindeman, MBBS, PhD, on Breast Cancer: Venetoclax and Fulvestrant in ER-Positive, HER2-Negative Disease

Pain Management
Issues in Oncology

Results of a Restrictive Opioid Prescription Protocol for Patients With Cancer Undergoing Surgery

Seeing an opportunity to safely reduce the number of opioid doses prescribed to patients with cancer, researchers proposed a new pain management guideline for all patients undergoing surgery at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. The results from the first 6 months of that effort, reported by ...

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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...