Leonard Saltz, MD, on Issues of Value in Melanoma Treatment
2015 ASCO Annual Meeting
Leonard Saltz, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 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).
Andrew James Martin, PhD, of NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, University of Sydney, and Anthony J. Olszanski, RPh, MD, of Fox Chase Cancer Center, discuss a form of vitamin B3 that reduced the incidence of new nonmelanoma skin cancers in high-risk patients (Abstract 9000).
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).
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).
James O. Armitage, MD, of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Sagar Lonial, MD, of Emory University School of Medicine, discuss results from two important studies that tested lenalidomide/dexamethasone with or without elotuzumab and daratumumab monotherapy (Abstracts 8508 and LBA8512).