Patrick Schöffski, MD, on Eribulin for Soft-Tissue Sarcomas
2015 ASCO Annual Meeting
Patrick Schöffski, MD, of the University Hospital Leuven, discusses a phase III study in which he and his colleagues found, for the first time in soft-tissue sarcomas, a significant overall survival benefit of a single agent compared to a standard treatment (Abstract LBA10502).
Howard M. Sandler, MD, of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center discusses the improvement of overall survival with the use of adjuvant chemotherapy following androgen suppression and radiotherapy (Abstract LBA5002).
Christopher Sweeney, MBBS, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute discusses the EnzaMet and EnzaRad study designs, eligibility requirements, and endpoints (Abstracts TPS5077 and TPS5078).
Luis G. Paz-Ares, MD, PhD, of the Hospital Universitario Doce De Octubre, discusses the superior overall survival in patients taking nivolumab vs docetaxel in advanced nonsquamous NSCLC (Abstract LBA109).
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).
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).