Nicholas C. Turner, MD, PhD, Summarizes Results of the PALOMA3 Breast Cancer Study
2015 ASCO Annual Meeting
Nicholas C. Turner, MD, PhD, of the Royal Marsden Hospital NHS Trust, discusses fulvestrant and palbociclib as a treatment option in pre- and postmenopausal women with hormone receptor–positive, HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer that progressed on prior endocrine therapy (Abstract LBA502).
Chloe Evelyn Atreya, MD, PhD, of the University of California, San Francisco, talks with Axel Grothey, MD, of the Mayo Clinic, about new data on trametinib, dabrafenib, and panitumumab in patients with the BRAF V600E mutation and vemurafenib plus irinotecan and cetuximab in BRAF-mutated metastatic colorectal cancer (Abstracts 103 and 3511).
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).
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).
Lee S. Schwartzberg, MD, of The West Clinic, describes a new initiative of the Association of Community Cancer Centers, designed to speed the adoption of immunotherapeutics in the community setting, where 60% of cancer patients are treated.
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).