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lung cancer
issues in oncology

Stress Related to Residing in Violent Neighborhoods May Be Tied to Aggressive Lung Cancer in Black Men

Exposure to increased neighborhood violence may change the glucocorticoid receptor for the stress hormone cortisol and influence the aggressiveness of lung cancer, according to new findings presented by Heath et al at the Endocrine Society’s Annual Meeting & Exposition 2024. Study Methods and...

breast cancer
issues in oncology

Many Breast Cancer Survivors May Experience Excess Weight Gain

Nearly 20% of breast cancer survivors may experience weight gain of more than 10%, according to recent findings presented by Hurtado Andrade et al at the Endocrine Society’s Annual Meeting & Exposition 2024. The research may illuminate a number of factors potentially contributing to excessive...

breast cancer
issues in oncology

Novel ctDNA Liquid Biopsy May Help Predict Breast Cancer Recurrence Years Before Relapse

A novel ultrasensitive liquid biopsy may be predictive of breast cancer recurrence up to years prior to relapse in high-risk patients with early breast cancer, according to recent findings presented by Garcia-Murillas et al at the 2024 ASCO Annual Meeting (Abstract 1010). Background Circulating...

lymphoma
issues in oncology
immunotherapy

Novel CAR T-Cell Therapy Under Study in Relapsed or Refractory Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

A novel “armored” type of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy called huCART19-IL18 may prove to be effective in patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma who do not respond to standard CAR T-cell therapy, according to recent findings from a phase I clinical trial presented by Svoboda et al at...

skin cancer

Georgina V. Long, MD, PhD, on BRAF-Mutated Melanoma: Long-Term Follow-up of Adjuvant Dabrafenib Plus Trametinib vs Placebo

Georgina V. Long, MD, PhD, of the Melanoma Institute Australia and The University of Sydney, discusses final results with up to 10 years’ follow-up data of the COMBI-AD study of patients with stage III BRAF-mutated melanoma who received adjuvant dabrafenib plus trametinib (Abstract 9500).

lymphoma

Yasmin H. Karimi, MD, on Large B-Cell Lymphoma: Follow-up on Subcutaneous Epcoritamab Monotherapy

Yasmin H. Karimi, MD, of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses 2.5-year follow-up data on epcoritamab monotherapy for patients with relapsed or refractory large B-cell lymphoma. The subcutaneous regimen continues to demonstrate durable responses (Abstract 7039).

lymphoma

Yasmin H. Karimi, MD, on Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma: Update on Use of Epcoritamab Plus Chemotherapy

Yasmin H. Karimi, MD, of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses data reaffirming the efficacy and feasibility of using epcoritamab plus R-DHAX/C (rituximab, dexamethasone, cytarabine, and oxaliplatin or carboplatin) in autologous stem cell transplant–eligible patients...

prostate cancer

Alicia Morgans, MD, MPH, and Samuel R. Denmeade, MD, on Prostate Cancer: Results From the TRANSFORMER Trial

Alicia Morgans, MD, MPH, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Samuel R. Denmeade, MD, of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, discuss a study showing that patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate whose disease is progressing on abiraterone with androgen-receptor alterations...

multiple myeloma

Paula Rodríguez-Otero, MD, PhD, and Amrita Y. Krishnan, MD, on Multiple Myeloma: Moving BCMA-Directed Therapies to Earlier Use

Paula Rodríguez-Otero, MD, PhD, of Spain’s Cancer Center Clínica Universidad de Navarra, and Amrita Y. Krishnan, MD, of the City of Hope Cancer Center, discuss two key studies on B-cell maturation antigen (BCMA)-directed therapies: CARTITUDE-4 on ciltacabtagene autoleucel in patients with...

multiple myeloma

Amrita Y. Krishnan, MD, and Paula Rodríguez-Otero, MD, PhD, on Multiple Myeloma: Findings From the PERSEUS Trial on a Regimen for Transplant-Eligible Patients

Amrita Y. Krishnan, MD, of the City of Hope Cancer Center, and Paula Rodríguez-Otero, MD, PhD, of Spain’s Cancer Center Clínica Universidad de Navarra, discuss data that appear to further support daratumumab plus bortezomib, lenalidomide, and dexamethasone as a new standard of care for...

leukemia
lymphoma

William G. Wierda, MD, PhD, on CLL/SLL: Updated Findings on Ibrutinib and Venetoclax

William G. Wierda, MD, PhD, of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses up to 5.5 years of follow-up data from the phase II CAPTIVATE study, showing that in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)/small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL), fixed duration ibrutinib plus...

gynecologic cancers

Yukio Suzuki, MD, PhD, on Endometrial Cancer: Long-Term Survival Outcomes With Hormonal Therapy in Reproductive-Age Patients

Yukio Suzuki, MD, PhD, of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, discusses data showing that reproductive-age patients with early-stage endometrial cancer who use fertility-preserving hormonal therapy seemed to have good overall survival after a 10-year follow-up (Abstract 5508).

prostate cancer

Alicia Morgans, MD, MPH, and Karim Fizazi, MD, PhD, on Prostate Cancer: Study Findings on Health-Related Quality of Life and Pain

Alicia Morgans, MD, MPH, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Karim Fizazi, MD, PhD, of Institut Gustave Roussy and the University of Paris-Saclay, discuss a second interim analysis of the health-related quality of life and pain outcomes in the PSMAfore study (Abstract 5003).

kidney cancer

Laurence Albiges, MD, PhD, on Renal Cell Carcinoma: Biomarker Analysis of the IMmotion010 Study

Laurence Albiges, MD, PhD, of Gustave Roussy, Université Paris-Saclay, discusses phase III findings showing that high baseline serum KIM-1 levels were associated with poorer prognosis but improved clinical outcomes with atezolizumab vs placebo in patients with renal cell carcinoma at increased risk ...

breast cancer

Yeon Hee Park, MD, PhD, on Metastatic Breast Cancer: Updated Survival Results of the Young-PEARL Study

Yeon Hee Park, MD, PhD, of South Korea’s Samsung Medical Center and Sungkyunkwan University, discusses phase II findings on palbociclib plus exemestane with a GnRH agonist vs capecitabine in premenopausal patients with hormone receptor–positive, HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer (LBA1002).

pancreatic cancer

Efrat Dotan, MD, on Pancreatic Cancer in Older Adults: Defining the Optimal Treatment Approach

Efrat Dotan, MD, of Fox Chase Cancer Center, discusses results from the phase II EA2186 trial, the first prospective study aiming to define the optimal treatment approach for vulnerable older adults with newly diagnosed metastatic pancreatic cancer (Abstract 4003).

colorectal cancer

Jeanne Tie, MD, MBChB, on Colon Cancer: New Data on ctDNA Guiding Adjuvant Therapy

Jeanne Tie, MD, MBChB, of Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, discusses data on survival and updated 5-year results from the DYNAMIC trial, which supports a role for circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) analysis, including serial sampling, in the management of patients with stage II colon cancer (Abstract 108).

lung cancer

Narjust Florez, MD, and Suresh S. Ramalingam, MD, on EGFR-Mutated NSCLC: Update on Osimertinib and Chemoradiotherapy

Narjust Florez, MD, of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Suresh S. Ramalingam, MD, of Emory University School of Medicine, Winship Cancer Institute, discuss potentially practice-changing phase III results from the LAURA study. This trial showed that osimertinib after definitive chemoradiation...

bladder cancer

Jonathan E. Rosenberg, MD, and Thomas Powles, MD, PhD, on Urothelial Carcinoma: Expert Commentary on Two Key Abstracts

Jonathan E. Rosenberg, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Thomas Powles, MD, PhD, of Barts Cancer Institute and the University of London, discuss phase III findings from two studies: the first, investigating enfortumab vedotin-ejfv and pembrolizumab vs platinum-based chemotherapy in ...

lung cancer

Minesh P. Mehta, MD, on NSCLC: Tumor Treating Fields for Brain Metastases

Minesh P. Mehta, MD, of Miami Cancer Institute, part of Baptist Health South Florida, discusses results from the METIS (EF-25) trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of tumor treating fields therapy following stereotactic radiosurgery in patients with mutation-negative non–small cell lung cancer...

bladder cancer

Thomas Powles, MD, PhD, and Jonathan E. Rosenberg, MD, on Urothelial Carcinoma: The DESTINY-Pan Tumor02 Study and New Findings on Sacituzumab Govitecan

Thomas Powles, MD, PhD, of Barts Cancer Institute and the University of London, and Jonathan E. Rosenberg, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discuss clinical outcomes of sacituzumab govitecan-hziy after prior exposure to enfortumab vedotin-ejfv in patients with metastatic urothelial...

skin cancer

Omid Hamid, MD, on Cutaneous Melanoma: Update on a Bispecific Protein Under Study

Omid Hamid, MD, of The Angeles Clinic and Research Institute, a Cedars-Sinai affiliate, discusses updated data on IMC-F106C, a novel bispecific protein that, in a phase I safety and efficacy study, exhibited clinical activity in patients with unresectable or metastatic cutaneous melanoma who were...

prostate cancer

Christos Kyriakopoulos, MD, on Prostate Cancer: CHAARTED2 Trial Results on Cabazitaxel and Abiraterone

Christos Kyriakopoulos, MD, of the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center, discusses data suggesting that adding cabazitaxel to abiraterone and prednisone improves progression-free survival in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer who previously received chemohormonal ...

lung cancer

Narjust Florez, MD, and David R. Spigel, MD, on Limited-Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer: Results From the ADRIATIC Study

Narjust Florez, MD, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and David R. Spigel, MD, of Sarah Cannon Research Institute, discuss phase III findings showing that durvalumab as consolidation treatment after concurrent platinum-based chemoradiotherapy improved survival outcomes compared with placebo in...

kidney cancer

Brian I. Rini, MD, on Renal Cell Carcinoma: Exploratory Biomarker Results

Brian I. Rini, MD, of Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center, discusses phase III findings of the KEYNOTE-426 study of pembrolizumab plus axitinib vs sunitinib for patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma. He details the exploratory biomarker results, including RNA sequencing, whole-exome sequencing,...

gynecologic cancers

Alex Andrea Francoeur, MD, on Endometrial Cancer and Obesity Trends

Alex Andrea Francoeur, MD, of UC Irvine Health, discusses data showing an association between the increasing incidence of endometrial cancer and obesity, which disproportionately affects younger women and women of color. According to Dr. Francoeur, the findings warrant targeted health services and...

lung cancer

Tony S.K. Mok, MD, on NSCLC: Adagrasib vs Docetaxel in KRAS G12C–Mutated Disease

Tony S.K. Mok, MD, of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, discusses phase III findings from the KRYSTAL-12 study, which showed that adagrasib improved progression-free survival and overall response rate over docetaxel in patients with locally advanced or metastatic non–small cell lung cancer...

lung cancer

Heather Wakelee, MD, on NSCLC: IMpower010 Survival Results After Long-Term Follow-up of Atezolizumab vs Best Supportive Care

Heather Wakelee, MD, of Stanford University Medical Center, discusses phase III findings showing that the disease-free survival benefit with adjuvant atezolizumab continues to translate into a positive overall survival trend vs best supportive care in patients with stage II–IIIA non–small cell lung ...

issues in oncology

Telehealth May Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions Associated With Cancer Care

Telemedicine visits for cancer care are not only more convenient and possibly easier to schedule than in-person appointments—they may also be better for the planet. These findings were presented by Andrew Hantel, MD, and colleagues at the 2024 ASCO Annual Meeting (Abstract 1522) and simultaneously...

breast cancer
issues in oncology
supportive care
genomics/genetics

Study Including Only Black Patients With Breast Cancer Compares Rates of Taxane-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy

New findings suggest that docetaxel may be considered the preferred treatment over paclitaxel for Black patients with early-stage breast cancer. While the EAZ171 trial focused specifically on Black people, the results highlight the need to personalize therapy to minimize toxicity. Importantly, this ...

breast cancer

Reshma Jagsi, MD, DPhil, and Tarah J. Ballinger, MD, on Early-Stage Breast Cancer in Black Women: Docetaxel and Peripheral Neuropathy

Reshma Jagsi, MD, DPhil, of Emory University Winship Cancer Institute, and Tarah J. Ballinger, MD, of Indiana University Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center, discuss the disparate burden of taxane-induced peripheral neuropathy in Black women with early-stage breast cancer and how a tailored trial for ...

breast cancer

Pierfranco Conte, MD, on Early-Stage Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: Trial Update on Avelumb as Adjuvant Treatment

Pierfranco Conte, MD, of the University of Padua, discusses phase III findings from the A-BRAVE trial, which was designed to evaluate the efficacy of avelumab, an anti–PD-L1 antibody, as adjuvant treatment for patients with early-stage triple-negative breast cancer who are at high risk (LBA500).

breast cancer

Sherene Loi, MD, PhD, on Early-Stage Breast Cancer: Weighing the Prognostic Value of ctDNA Detection

Sherene Loi, MD, PhD, of Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, discusses a circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) analysis from a cohort of patients with early-stage breast cancer who were enrolled in the monarchE trial. This large cohort was studied to look at the usefulness of a personalized tumor-informed assay ...

solid tumors
issues in oncology

USP1 Inhibitor in Metastatic Solid Tumors

The first-in-class ubiquitin-specific peptidase 1 (USP1) inhibitor RO7623066 showed a positive safety profile as a single agent and signs of early antitumor activity in patients with advanced solid tumors, according to preliminary data from a new first-in-human phase I trial presented by Yap et al...

colorectal cancer
issues in oncology

Novel Antibody-Drug Conjugate May Improve Response in Advanced Colorectal Cancer

The antibody-drug conjugate M9140 exhibited activity in pretreated patients with advanced colorectal cancer, according to preliminary data from a phase I study presented by Kopetz et al at the 2024 ASCO Annual Meeting (Abstract 3000). Background M9140 is one of the first antibody-drug conjugates...

lymphoma

Joshua D. Brody, MD, on Follicular Lymphoma: New Data on Epcoritamab, Rituximab, and Lenalidomide

Joshua D. Brody, MD, of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, discusses results from the EPCORE NHL-2 study, which was designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of epcoritamab-bysp plus rituximab and lenalidomide in the first-line setting for patients with follicular lymphoma and to...

leukemia
immunotherapy

Allison M. Winter, MD, on Richter Transformation: New Data on a CAR T-Cell Treatment

Allison M. Winter, MD, of the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, discusses real-world outcomes with lisocabtagene maraleucel in patients with Richter transformation, a difficult-to-treat population with a poor prognosis. Data from the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant...

lymphoma

Peter Riedell, MD, on DLBCL: Expert Commentary on Data From the ECHELON-3 Study

Peter Riedell, MD, of The University of Chicago, discusses phase III findings on the regimen of brentuximab vedotin in combination with lenalidomide and rituximab for patients with relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). This therapy demonstrated a survival advantage in the...

multiple myeloma

Thierry Facon, MD, on Multiple Myeloma: Results From the IMROZ Study on Isatuximab, Bortezomib, Lenalidomide, and Dexamethasone

Thierry Facon, MD, of the University of Lille and Lille University Hospital, discusses phase III findings showing for the first time that isatuximab, an anti-CD38 monoclonal antibody, when given with the standard of care (bortezomib, lenalidomide, dexamethasone, or VRd) to patients with newly...

lymphoma

Peter Riedell, MD, on DLBCL: Expert Commentary on the DEB Study

Peter Riedell, MD, of The University of Chicago, discusses phase III results on the use of tucidinostat plus R-CHOP in patients with previously untreated diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) with double expression of MYC and BCL2. The regimen appeared to improve event-free survival and complete...

breast cancer

Emily L. Podany, MD, on Metastatic Breast Cancer: Racial Differences in Genomic Profiles and Targeted Treatment Use

Emily L. Podany, MD, of Washington University, St. Louis, discusses disparities in the use of PI3K inhibitors for Black patients with estrogen receptor–positive, HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer while other drugs that do not require genomic profiling were similarly used (Abstract 1017). 

leukemia

Yucai Wang, MD, PhD, on Richter Transformation of CLL: Findings on Combination Therapy With an Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor

Yucai Wang, MD, PhD, of the Mayo Clinic, discusses the increased efficacy of combination therapy with pembrolizumab plus a BCR kinase inhibitor compared with pembrolizumab alone in patients with Richter transformation of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL; Abstract 7050).

skin cancer

Axel Hauschild, MD, on Melanoma: Findings From the PIVOTAL Trial of Daromun vs Surgery

Axel Hauschild, MD, of Germany’s University of Kiel and University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, discusses phase III study results on neoadjuvant intralesional daromun vs immediate surgery for patients with fully resectable, locally advanced melanoma (Abstract LBA9501).

gynecologic cancers

Mostafa Eyada, MD, on Oral Cyclophosphamide Plus Bevacizumab in Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

Mostafa Eyada, MD, of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses study results showing that bevacizumab in combination with oral cyclophosphamide had a response rate of 40% in patients with recurrent platinum-resistant high-grade ovarian cancer (Abstract 5517).

breast cancer

Eva M. Ciruelos, MD, PhD, on HER2-Positive and PAM50 Luminal Breast Cancer: Primary Results From the PATRICIA Trial

Eva M. Ciruelos, MD, PhD, of Spain’s Hospital 12 de Octubre and the Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Hospital 12 de Octubre, discusses phase II data showing that the combination of palbociclib, trastuzumab, and endocrine therapy improved progression-free survival in patients with previously...

multiple myeloma

Luciano J. Costa, MD, PhD, on Multiple Myeloma: Subgroup Analysis of CARTITUDE-4 on Ciltacabtagene Autoleucel

Luciano J. Costa, MD, PhD, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, discusses recent findings from the CARTITUDE-4 trial showing that, in patients with lenalidomide-refractory functional high-risk multiple myeloma after one prior line of treatment, ciltacabtagene autoleucel improved outcomes vs...

multiple myeloma

Suzanne Trudel, MD, on Multiple Myeloma: Results From the DREAMM-8 Study of Treatments After Relapse

Suzanne Trudel, MD, of Canada’s Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, discusses phase III findings showing that, in patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma who had one or more prior lines of treatment, belantamab mafodotin-blmf plus pomalidomide and dexamethasone improved progression-free...

skin cancer
immunotherapy

Neoadjuvant Immunotherapy Combination Improves Outcomes in Patients With Melanoma

Neoadjuvant immunotherapy given for stage III melanoma—followed by adjuvant therapy only if there is not a deep response to treatment—may produce better outcomes for patients than the current standard of care, which is adjuvant immunotherapy alone. These results from the NADINA trial were presented ...

gynecologic cancers

Jean-Marc Classe, MD, PhD, on Ovarian Cancer: New Data on Lymphadenectomy From the CARACO Trial

Jean-Marc Classe, MD, PhD, of France’s Nantes Université, discusses phase III results showing that systematic lymphadenectomy should be omitted in patients with advanced epithelial ovarian cancer with clinically negative lymph nodes, as well as those undergoing neoadjuvant chemotherapy and interval ...

lymphoma

David J. Andorsky, MD, on DLBCL and FL: New Data on Use of Subcutaneous Epcoritamab

David J. Andorsky, MD, of the Sarah Cannon Research Institute and Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers, discusses EPCORE NHL-6, an ongoing study of patients with relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and follicular lymphoma (FL). As outpatients, the study participants were given...

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