Claus Garbe, MD, and Anthony J. Olszanski, RPh, MD, on The DECOG Trial on Sentinel Lymph Node–Positive Melanoma
2015 ASCO Annual Meeting
Claus Garbe, MD, of the University of Tuebingen, and Anthony J. Olszanski, RPh, MD, of Fox Chase Cancer Center, discuss the survival of sentinel lymph node-positive melanoma patients with and without complete lymph node dissection (Abstract LBA9002).
James O. Armitage, MD, of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Asher Alban Akmal Chanan-Khan, MD, of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, discuss an important treatment option that significantly improved overall response rate and reduced risk of progression or death by 80% (Abstract LBA7005).
Eric Van Cutsem, MD, PhD, of University Hospitals Gasthuisberg/Leuven, and Axel Grothey, MD, of the Mayo Clinic, discuss the Italian-led study on trastuzumab and lapatinib in HER2-amplified metastatic colorectal as well as other colorectal cancer findings discussed at ASCO (Abstract 3508).
John Smyth, MD, of the University of Edinburgh, discusses oncology from an international point of view.
Lee S. Schwartzberg, MD, of The West Clinic, describes a new initiative of the Association of Community Cancer Centers, designed to speed the adoption of immunotherapeutics in the community setting, where 60% of cancer patients are treated.
Robert W. Carlson, MD, of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, and Richard G. Margolese, MD, of McGill University, discuss the improvement in breast cancer–free interval with anastrozole vs tamoxifen in patients with ductal carcinoma in situ undergoing lumpectomy plus radiotherapy (Abstract LBA500).