M. Catherine Pietanza, MD, on A Promising New Agent for SCLC
2015 European Cancer Congress
M. Catherine Pietanza, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses rovalpituzumab tesirine, a promising DLL3-targeted antibody drug conjugate, the first precision treatment for small cell lung cancer (Abstract 7LBA).
Martine Frouws, MD, PhD Candidate, of Leiden University Medical Centre discusses her study, which showed a significant increase in overall survival among patients with GI cancers who took aspirin compared to those who did not (Abstract 2306).
Benjamin Besse, MD, PhD, of the Institut Gustave Roussy, and Tony Mok, MD, of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, discuss this phase II trial of atezolizumab as first-line or subsequent therapy for locally advanced or metastatic PD-L1–selected NSCLC (Abstract 17LBA).
Michael Pfreundschuh, MD, of Universitaetsklinikum des Saarlandes, summarizes a session he chaired on this topic, which covered Burkitt’s lymphoma as well as lymphoblastic leukemia in children and adults.
Federico Cappuzzo, MD, of Istituto Toscano Tumori-Ospedale Civile Livorno, and Tony Mok, MD, of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, discuss current strategies for treating patients with acquired resistance, and what the future holds for these patients.
Robert J. Motzer, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses the results of this study, which could well change the treatment paradigm in patients with previously treated metastatic renal cell carcinoma (Abstract 3LBA).