Jame Abraham, MD, Summarizes Results From the NeoSphere and ExteNET Trials for Breast Cancer
2015 ASCO Annual Meeting
Jame Abraham, MD, of the Cleveland Clinic discusses analyses of two trials for locally advanced, inflammatory, or early HER2-positive breast cancer using docetaxel, trastuzumab, pertuzumab, and neratinib (Abstracts 505 and 508).
Maura N. Dickler, MD and Clifford A. Hudis, MD
Clifford A. Hudis, MD, and Maura N. Dickler, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discuss adding bevacizumab to letrozole as a first-line endocrine therapy for treatment of hormone receptor–positive advanced breast cancer (Abstract 501).
Daniel A. Vorobiof, MD, and Bernardo Leon Rapoport, MD
Daniel A. Vorobiof, MD, of the Sandton Oncology Centre, and Bernardo Leon Rapoport, MD, of The Medical Oncology Centre of Rosebank, discuss the first study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a single dose of intravenous fosaprepitant. The use of this NK1 inhibitor and another (rolapitant) in a second study discussed may change the management of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting and improve quality of life for patients (Abstracts 9629 and 9615).
Thomas W. LeBlanc, MD, and Eric Roeland, MD, FAAHPM
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).
Carolyn Jean Presley, MD, and James L. Mulshine, MD
James L. Mulshine, MD, of Rush University Medical Center, and Carolyn Jean Presley, MD, of Yale Cancer Center/Yale School of Medicine, discuss the burden on patients and the Medicare system as new lung cancer CT guidelines are put into effect and treatment of early-stage NSCLC increases (Abstract 7533).
Claus Garbe, MD, and Anthony J. Olszanski, RPh, MD
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).