Vali A. Papadimitrakopoulou, MD, and Fabrice Denis, MD, PhD, on Lung Cancer: Improving Survival With an App
2016 ASCO Annual Meeting
Vali A. Papadimitrakopoulou, MD, of MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Fabrice Denis, MD, PhD, of the Institut Inter-regional de Cancérologie Jean Bernard, discuss findings from a phase III trial on an app used between visits for early detection of symptomatic relapse and complications in high-risk lung cancer patients (Abstract LBA9006). To see Dr. Denis discuss this study in French, click here.
To see the French language version of this discussion, click here.
Eric Roeland, MD, of the University of California, San Diego, and Timothy E. Quill, MD, of the University of Rochester Medical Center, discuss the debate on whether physician-assisted death should be a legally available option at the end of life when neither palliative nor hospice care is satisfactory.
Maria Clemence Schwaederle, PharmD, of the University of California, San Diego, discusses an analysis of 13,203 patients in phase I clinical trials, which showed that a personalized strategy led to improved response rate and progression-free survival (Abstract 11520).
James R. Perry, MD, of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, discusses findings of a phase III trial of short-course radiotherapy with or without concomitant and adjuvant temozolomide in older patients with this tumor (Abstract LBA2).
Julie Lemieux, MD, of Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Québec, discusses patient-reported outcomes from a study extending adjuvant letrozole for 5 years after completing an initial 5 years of aromatase inhibitor therapy alone or preceded by tamoxifen (Abstract LBA506). To see the French language version of this discussion, click here.
Julie R. Park, MD, of Seattle Children’s Hospital, discusses findings from this phase III trial of tandem myeloablative autologous stem cell transplant using peripheral blood stem cell as consolidation therapy for high-risk neuroblastoma (Abstract LBA3).