Maura N. Dickler, MD, and Clifford A. Hudis, MD, on Results From the CALGB Alliance Trial on Hormone Receptor–Positive Advanced Breast Cancer
2015 ASCO Annual Meeting
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).
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).
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).
Ruben A. Mesa, MD, of the Mayo Clinic, discusses pacritinib and its significant efficacy in myelofibrosis (Abstract LBA7006).
Anil D’Cruz, MD, of Tata Memorial Hospital, discusses results from his study that seem to resolve a 50-year-long debate on performing elective neck dissection at the time of primary surgery––a potentially practice-changing finding (Abstract LBA3).
Jedd Wolchok, MD, PhD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center discusses therapies for treatment-naive patients with advanced melanoma (Abstract LBA1).