Yousuf Zafar, MD, on the Financial Burden of Cancer Care
2016 ASCO Annual Meeting
Yousuf Zafar, MD, of Duke Cancer Institute, summarizes his educational lecture on the financial toxicities of treatment and the need to focus on both short- and long-term interventions to reduce the burden on patients.
Nagi S. El-Saghir, MD, of the American University of Beirut, and Mary Gospodarowicz, MD, of the Princess Margaret Hospital, discuss oncology from an international point of view.
Helen MacKay, MD, of the Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre, discusses findings from this phase II study of intraperitoneal vs intravenous chemotherapy following neoadjuvant chemotherapy and optimal debulking surgery in patients with epithelial ovarian cancer (Abstract LBA5503).
Paul E. Goss, MD, PhD, of Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center and Harvard Medical School, discusses disease-free survival results 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 LBA1).
Anthony J. Olszanski, RPh, MD, of Fox Chase Cancer Center, and Caroline Robert, MD, PhD, of Gustave Roussy and Paris-Sud University, discuss study findings on pembrolizumab and the overall survival benefit for patients with advanced disease (Abstract 9503).
Jonathan E. Rosenberg, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Toni K. Choueiri, MD, of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discuss mutation burden—its role in response to treatment with PD-L1 immunotherapy and its impact on progression-free survival and overall survival, as well as the link between intrinsic expression subtypes and treatment outcome with atezolizumab (Abstract 104).