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Skin Cancer
Immunotherapy

Adjuvant Pembrolizumab for High-Risk Stage II Melanoma: Efficacy and Safety Examined

Adjuvant pembrolizumab reduced the risk of disease recurrence in adults and children aged 12 years and older with high-risk stage II...

 

 

Breast Cancer

MONALEESA-2: Ribociclib Plus Endocrine Therapy Extends Overall Survival in Postmenopausal Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer

Results from the phase III MONALEESA-2 trial showed a significant overall survival benefit with ribociclib plus endocrine therapy...

 

 

Issues in Oncology

Study Finds Prior Authorization May Be Associated With Delayed Receipt of Oral Anticancer Drugs

Dozens of oral chemotherapy drugs have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over the past 2 decades...

 

 


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Issues in Oncology

Integrating Community-Based Interventions Into Cancer Care for Low-Income and Minority Patients May Improve Quality of Life, Reduce Care Disparities

It has been well documented that a confluence of many factors, including low-socioeconomic status, contribute to health disparities...

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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

Linda T. Vahdat, MD, MBA, on Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: Targeting the Tumor Microenvironment

Breast Cancer

Does Vitamin D Supplementation Improve Prognosis for Patients With Breast Cancer?

A research team has found that sufficient vitamin D levels at the time of diagnosis may be associated with improved outcomes among people with breast cancer. These findings were presented by Yao et al during the 2021 ASCO Annual Meeting (Abstract 10510). These findings are based on Kaiser...

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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...

Lung Cancer
Genomics/Genetics
Immunotherapy

Pasi A. Janne, MD, PhD, on NSCLC: Patritumab Deruxtecan to Target HER3

Issues in Oncology

Community-Based Engagement Initiative Improves Accrual of Black Participants in Clinical Trials

A 5-year community outreach and engagement effort by the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania to increase enrollment of Black patients into cancer clinical trials more than doubled the percentage of participants, improving access and treatment for a group of patients with...

Bladder Cancer
Immunotherapy

Pembrolizumab in BCG-Unresponsive High-Risk Non–Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer: KEYNOTE-057

As reported in The Lancet Oncology by Arjun V. Balar, MD, and colleagues, the phase II KEYNOTE-057 trial showed that pembrolizumab produced enduring responses in a cohort of patients with high-risk non–muscle invasive bladder cancer unresponsive to bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) who were ineligible ...

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...

Kidney Cancer
Immunotherapy

Brian I. Rini, MD, on Renal Cell Carcinoma: Data on Atezolizumab, Bevacizumab, and Sunitinib

Supportive Care
Issues in Oncology

Lay Health Worker–Led Intervention May Improve Care for Low-Income and Minority Patients With Cancer

In a study reported in JCO Oncology Practice, Manali I. Patel, MD, MPH, and colleagues found that a lay health worker­–led intervention was associated with improved documentation of goals of care, increased clinical trial participation, and increased use of palliative care in a population of...

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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...