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Prostate Cancer

PEACE-1 and STAMPEDE Trials: Abiraterone Acetate Plus Prednisolone in Prostate Cancer

A novel combination of well-known drugs may prolong survival in patients with prostate cancer, according to late-breaking research presented...

 

 

COVID-19

FDA Authorizes Booster Dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for Certain Populations

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has amended the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine...

Leukemia

First-Line Acalabrutinib, Venetoclax, and Obinutuzumab for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

In a phase II study reported in The Lancet OncologyMatthew S. Davids, MD, and colleagues found that first-line triple combination therapy...

 


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Gynecologic Cancers

Does Adjuvant Image-Guided Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy for Cervical Cancer Lead to Increased Rates of Late Toxicity?

In the Indian single-center phase III PARCER trial reported in the Journal of Clinical OncologySupriya Chopra, MD, DNB, and colleagues...

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

Michael J. Morris, MD, on Prostate Cancer: LuPSMA in the Metastatic Setting

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...

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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...

Kidney Cancer
Immunotherapy

Toni K. Choueiri, MD, on Renal Cell Carcinoma: Pembrolizumab vs Placebo in Adjuvant Treatment

Prostate Cancer

All-Cause Mortality Risk With Adjuvant vs Early Salvage Radiotherapy After Radical Prostatectomy

In a retrospective cohort study reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Tilki et al found that adjuvant radiotherapy was associated with reduced risk for all-cause mortality vs early salvage radiotherapy among men at high risk for disease recurrence following radical prostatectomy. As stated ...

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...

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...

Issues in Oncology

Jeanne Tie, MD, MBChB, on Circulating Tumor DNA, Minimal Residual Disease, and Adjuvant Treatment

Kidney Cancer
Immunotherapy

Adjuvant Pembrolizumab Extends Disease-Free Survival in High-Risk Renal Cell Carcinoma

Immunotherapy following surgery significantly improved disease-free survival compared to placebo among patients with high-risk clear cell renal cell carcinoma (RCC), according to results from the international phase III KEYNOTE-564 study presented at the 2021 ASCO Annual Meeting by Toni K....

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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...