Dung T. Le, MD, and Axel Grothey, MD, on PD-1 Blockade in Tumors With Mismatch Repair Deficiency
2015 ASCO Annual Meeting
Dung T. Le, MD, of Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins University, and Axel Grothey, MD, of the Mayo Clinic, discuss how mismatch repair status predicts clinical benefit of immune checkpoint blockade with pembrolizumab (Abstract LBA100).
Julie Vose, MD, MBA, of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, reflects on the 2015 Annual Meeting and her year ahead as ASCO President.
Julie Gralow, MD, of the University of Washington/Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and Clifford A. Hudis, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discuss this important SWOG trial and why oral bisphosphonates should be made available in the United States (Abstract 503).
For a heavily pretreated multiple myeloma population, daratumumab as a monotherapy showed meaningful, durable activity with deep responses and a favorable safety profile. Saad Usmani, MD, of the Levine Cancer Institute, provides the highlights of this study on the first monoclonal antibody to show promise in multiple myeloma (Abstract LBA8512).
Thomas W. LeBlanc, MD, of Duke University Medical Center, and Eric Roeland, MD, FAAHPM, of the University of California, San Diego Moores Cancer Center, discuss the use of palliative and hospice care for patients with solid tumors vs hematologic cancers and clinicians’ attitudes (Abstracts e20554 and 9524).
Clifford A. Hudis, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Nicholas C. Turner, MD, PhD, of the Royal Marsden Hospital NHS Trust, discuss fulvestrant and palbociclib as a treatment option in pre- and postmenopausal women with hormone receptor–positive, HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer that has progressed on prior endocrine therapy (Abstract LBA502).