John L. Marshall, MD, on Issues of Value in Colorectal Cancer Treatment
2015 ASCO Annual Meeting
John L. Marshall, MD, of Georgetown University, discusses how the cost of care affects behavior and decision-making on the part of patients and oncologists.
Richard G. Margolese, MD, of McGill University discusses the improvement in breast cancer-free interval with anastrozole vs tamoxifen in patients with DCIS undergoing lumpectomy plus radiotherapy (Abstract LBA500).
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).
Howard I. Scher, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses the updated criteria that will guide clinical trial design and conduct for therapeutics being tested in castration-resistant prostate cancer (Abstract 5000).
John Smyth, MD, of the University of Edinburgh, discusses oncology from an international point of view.
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).