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Prostate Cancer

Addition of Enzalutamide to Salvage Radiotherapy in Patients With Biochemically Recurrent Prostate Cancer After Radical Prostatectomy

In a phase II trial (SALV-ENZA) reported in the Journal of Clinical OncologyPhuoc T. Tran, MD, PhD, and colleagues found that the addition of enzalutamide to salvage...

CNS Cancers

Trametinib With or Without Dabrafenib in Pediatric BRAF V600–Mutant Low-Grade Glioma

In a phase I/II study reported in the Journal of Clinical OncologyEric Bouffet, MD, and colleagues found that trametinib alone or in combination with...

Breast Cancer
Colorectal Cancer

Importance of Screening Programs in Diagnosing Cancer in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers have discovered that patients with type 2 diabetes who develop cancer are more likely to be diagnosed with advanced disease...


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Issues in Oncology

UICC Outlines Antimicrobial Resistance in Cancer Treatment

Marking World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (taking place November 18 to 24), the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) emphasized the danger...

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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Immunotherapy

Michel Sadelain, MD, PhD, on the Road to Synthetic Immunity: Novel CAR Designs

Skin Cancer
Immunotherapy

Extended Follow-up of Nivolumab/Ipilimumab for Metastatic Melanoma

In the longest follow-up results from a clinical trial of combination immunotherapy for metastatic melanoma, investigators report that nearly half the patients who received the drugs nivolumab and ipilimumab were alive at a median of 6.5 years after treatment. These long-term results from the...

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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
Issues in Oncology

Debora S. Bruno, MD, on NSCLC: Racial Disparities in Biomarker Testing and Clinical Trial Enrollment

Survivorship

Study Examines Barriers to Survivorship Care

Even among a large group of cancer survivors who were mostly insured, college-educated, and had annual incomes above the national average, up to 10% delayed care in the previous 12 months because they simply could not afford out-of-pocket expenses like copays and deductibles. These findings were...

Breast Cancer

Efficacy of Platinum Chemotherapy vs Capecitabine for Basal-Like Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

About 80% of triple-negative breast cancers are classified as the subtype basal-like. Typically, patients with triple-negative breast cancer receive chemotherapy before surgery. The presence of residual cancer in the breast after chemotherapy signals a higher likelihood that the cancer will...

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...

Lung Cancer
Immunotherapy

Patrick M. Forde, MD, on NSCLC: Nivolumab and Chemotherapy as Neoadjuvant Treatment

Gynecologic Cancers

HIPEC With Carboplatin for Platinum-Sensitive Recurrent Ovarian Cancer: Safety and Outcomes

In an MSK Team Ovary–led phase II trial reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Zivanovic et al found that use of hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) with carboplatin during secondary cytoreduction followed by chemotherapy did not improve 24-month progression-free survival in...

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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...