Patricia J. Goldsmith on Patient Access and Engagement: Results of the CancerCare Report
2016 ASCO Annual Meeting
Patricia J. Goldsmith, Chief Executive Officer of CancerCare, which provides free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer, discusses findings from six distinct surveys with input from more than 3,000 individuals at varying stages of their cancer experience.
Anthony J. Olszanski, RPh, MD, of Fox Chase Cancer Center, and Michael A. Davies, MD, PhD, of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discuss this phase III study of dabrafenib plus trametinib vs dabrafenib monotherapy in patients with unresectable or metastatic BRAF V600E/K-mutant cutaneous melanoma (Abstract 9502).
Vali A. Papadimitrakopoulou, MD, of MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Gideon Michael Blumenthal, MD, of the US Food and Drug Administration, discuss milestone analyses with immune checkpoint inhibitors, targeted therapy, and standard therapy in metastatic non–small cell lung cancer trials submitted to the FDA (Abstract 9010).
Jonathan A. Ledermann, MD, of Cancer Research UK and University College London Cancer Trials Centre, and Ursula A. Matulonis, MD, of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discuss findings on overall survival in patients with platinum-sensitive relapsed serous ovarian cancer receiving olaparib maintenance monotherapy (Abstract 5501).
Lisa A. Carey, MD, of the University of North Carolina, and Nicholas C. Turner, MD, PhD, of The Royal Marsden Hospital and Institute of Cancer Research, discuss the efficacy of palbociclib plus fulvestrant in patients with ESR1 mutations in circulating tumor DNA, and palbociclib and letrozole for postmenopausal women with ER+/HER2–advanced breast cancer (Abstracts 507, 524).
Salah-Eddin Al-Batran, MD, of the Institute of Clinical Cancer Research and Nordwest Hospital, discusses findings from this international phase II study of epirubicin, oxaliplatin, and capecitabine with or without IMAB362, as first-line treatment of gastric and gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma (Abstract LBA4001).