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Cleveland Clinic Announces New Appointments to Oncology Staff

The Cleveland Clinic-Taussig Cancer Center recently announced two new appointments and updates to the Center’s staff and faculty. Sophia Balderman, MD, has joined the leukemia group at Taussig Cancer Institute. Prior to her new role, Dr. Balderman was Assistant Professor in the Department of...

Fred Hutch, SCCA, Seattle Children’s, and UW Medicine Complete Restructure of Partnership

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch), Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), Seattle Children’s, and the University of Washington (UW) Medicine have completed the restructure of their longtime relationship and the formation of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, a unified adult cancer...

Jennifer Willcox, JD, Named Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Chief Governance Officer at Dana-Farber

After a nationwide search, Jennifer Willcox, JD, has been named Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Chief Governance Officer at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. In this role, Ms. Willcox has overall responsibility for the legal and board governance function of Dana-Farber. She will serve on...

Researcher Xiao-Jing Wang, MD, PhD, Joins UC Davis Cancer Center’s Leadership Team

Xiao-Jing Wang, MD, PhD, assumed the role of Chief Science Officer and Associate Director for Basic Science for the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center in Davis, California. She is also Associate Director for Basic Science. Dr. Wang comes to UC Davis from the University of Colorado Anschutz...

TJ Gan, MD, FRCA (UK), to Join MD Anderson as Division Head of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center recently announced that Tong Joo (TJ) Gan, MD, FRCA (UK), has been named Division Head of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine. Dr. Gan will join MD Anderson’s faculty on September 1. Dr. Gan will lead a division composed of 117 faculty...

Emily Whitehead, First Pediatric Patient to Receive CAR T-Cell Therapy, Celebrates Remission 10 Years Later

Tom and Kari Whitehead came to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) 10 years ago looking for a miracle. Their 6-year-old daughter, Emily, had relapsed in her battle with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), after many months of unsuccessful chemotherapy and a disease that had progressed so...

Expert Point of View: Mafalda Oliveira, MD, PhD

The invited discussant of the TUXEDO-1 trial1 was Mafalda Oliveira, MD, PhD, of Vall d’Hebron University Hospital and Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology, Barcelona. Dr. Oliveira noted that 40% of the 15 patients in TUXEDO-1 had symptomatic disease, and 60% had central nervous system metastases...

global cancer care

Annual Meeting of the Moroccan Cancer Society: An Opportunity for Young Cancer Researchers to Evolve

The Moroccan Cancer Society (MCS; Société Marocaine de Cancérologie/https://smc.ma) was created in 1992 by a group of Moroccan medical and radiation oncologists, surgeons, and pathologists who had led the field in the 1980s. To date, this scientific society has more than 350 members practicing in...

integrative oncology

Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbal Formula Ma Zi Ren Wan for Constipation

The ASCO Post’s Integrative Oncology series is intended to facilitate the availability of evidence-based information on integrative and complementary therapies sometimes used by patients with cancer. In this installment, Eugenie Spiguel, MSN, ANP-BS, and Jyothirmai Gubili, MS, focus on Ma Zi Ren...

issues in oncology

How Social Media Is Fueling an Epidemic of Misinformation and Disinformation—and Distrust in Science

The COVID-19 pandemic and the confluence of events that followed—including the rapid development of vaccines, the mixed messaging on mitigation efforts to prevent coronavirus infection, and the growing political polarization—helped spark public mistrust and skepticism toward science. This mistrust...

NCCN Honors Oncology Leaders Promoting Progress in Cancer Care

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) recently announced the recipients of 2022 awards for both internal and external champions advancing NCCN’s mission and helping all people with cancer to live better lives. The annual awards include the Rodger Winn Award for expert judgment and...

Cemiplimab-rwlc Following Platinum-Based Chemotherapy in Recurrent or Metastatic Cervical Cancer: Clinical Implications

It is estimated that globally, more than 600,000 women per year are diagnosed with cervical cancer, and more than 300,000 die annually of the disease.1 Many women continue to be diagnosed with cervical cancer at an advanced stage, with a high risk of recurrence. To date, the most effective...

breast cancer
immunotherapy

BEGONIA Trial Reports Activity With Datopotamab Deruxtecan Plus Durvalumab in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Preliminary results of the basket BEGONIA trial showed that the antibody-drug conjugate datopotamab deruxtecan (Dato-DXd), paired with the immune checkpoint inhibitor durvalumab, has strong activity in advanced or metastatic triple-negative breast cancer among patients not biomarker-selected for...

Expert Point of View: Mafalda Oliveira, MD, PhD

Invited discussant of the MONALEESA-3 trial, Mafalda Oliveira, MD, PhD, of Vall d’Hebron University Hospital and Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology, Barcelona, commented: “I totally agree with the authors when they say these results are ‘impressive.’” Among all the phase III trials evaluating...

breast cancer
immunotherapy

DESTINY-Breast03: Should Trastuzumab Deruxtecan Be the Preferred Second-Line Regimen in HER2-Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer?

Since the introduction of trastuzumab in the late 1990s, overall survival for patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer has substantially improved. Median overall survival in the pivotal first-line trial was only 20.3 months in the chemotherapy arm, and 25.1 months in the...

breast cancer

MONALEESA-3: Ribociblib Plus Fulvestrant Improves Overall Survival Over Fulvestrant Alone in the First-Line Setting

In an updated analysis of the phase III MONALEESA-3 trial, which included postmenopausal patients with hormone receptor–positive, HER2-negative advanced or metastatic breast cancer, first-line treatment with ribociclib plus fulvestrant added nearly 16 months of overall survival time vs fulvestrant...

issues in oncology
global cancer care

Clifford A. Hudis, MD, and Karen E. Knudsen, PhD, MBA, on How ASCO and the American Cancer Society Are Collaborating to Help Patients With Cancer

Clifford A. Hudis, MD, of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and Karen E. Knudsen, PhD, MBA, of the American Cancer Society, discuss their collaboration, pooling their research and education resources to help empower patients with cancer and their families. Within 48 hours, Drs. Hudis and...

hematologic malignancies
symptom management

Momelotinib for Symptomatic and Anemic Patients With Myelofibrosis

Once-daily treatment with the oral JAK1/2 and ACVR1/ALK2 inhibitor momelotinib significantly improved outcomes of patients treated for myelofibrosis. Ruben Mesa, MD, FACP, and colleagues presented results of the MOMENTUM phase III randomized study, which evaluated momelotinib vs danazol in...

genomics/genetics

FDA Approves FoundationOne CDx as a Companion Diagnostic for Entrectinib

On June 9, Foundation Medicine, Inc., announced that it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for FoundationOne CDx to be used as a companion diagnostic for the two indications of the tyrosine kinase inhibitor entrectinib (Rozlytrek). As a companion diagnostic,...

multiple myeloma
immunotherapy

Ciltacabtagene Autoleucel in Relapsed or Refractory Multiple Myeloma: 2-Year Follow-up of CARTITUDE-1 Trial

In an analysis presented at the 2022 ASCO Annual Meeting (Abstract 8028) and simultaneously reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Thomas Martin, MD, and colleagues provided data from the 2-year follow-up of the pivotal CARTITUDE-1 trial of the anti–B-cell maturation agent (BCMA) chimeric...

immunotherapy
symptom management

Incidence of Major Adverse Cardiac Events in Patients Receiving Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors

In a study presented at the 2022 ASCO Annual Meeting (Abstract 2508) and simultaneously reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Naqash et al identified the incidence of major adverse cardiac events among patients receiving immune checkpoint inhibitors for cancer as captured in the serious...

lymphoma
immunotherapy

Brexucabtagene Autoleucel in Relapsed or Refractory Mantle Cell Lymphoma: 3-Year Follow-up of ZUMA-2 Trial

In an analysis presented at the 2022 ASCO Annual Meeting (Abstract 7518) and simultaneously reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Michael Wang, MD, and colleagues provided data from the 3-year follow-up of the pivotal ZUMA-2 trial of the chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy...

head and neck cancer
immunotherapy

Nabil F. Saba, MD, on Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Phase II Findings on Pembrolizumab and Cabozantinib

Nabil F. Saba, MD, of Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, discusses new data from a trial of pembrolizumab and cabozantinib in patients with recurrent metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. The study met its primary endpoint of overall response rate. The regimen was well...

kidney cancer
immunotherapy

Jonathan E. Rosenberg, MD, and Thomas Powles, MD, PhD, on Renal Cell Carcinoma: New Data on Pembrolizumab Plus Axitinib vs Sunitinib as First-Line Therapy

Jonathan E. Rosenberg, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Thomas Powles, MD, PhD, of Barts Health NHS Trust, Queen Mary University of London, discuss phase III findings from the KEYNOTE-426 trial, which appear to support the long-term benefit of pembrolizumab plus axitinib for...

bladder cancer
immunotherapy

Thomas Powles, MD, PhD, and Jonathan E. Rosenberg, MD, on Urothelial Carcinoma: Long-Term Outcomes With Enfortumab Vedotin-ejfv vs Chemotherapy

Thomas Powles, MD, PhD, of Barts Health NHS Trust, Queen Mary University of London, and Jonathan E. Rosenberg, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discuss the 24-month findings from the phase III EV-301 trial, which suggest that enfortumab vedotin-ejfv continues to show a significant and ...

supportive care

Manali I. Patel, MD, MPH, on Equitable, Value-Based Care: The Effectiveness of Community Health Worker–Led Interventions

Manali I. Patel, MD, MPH, of Stanford University School of Medicine, discusses clinical trial findings on the best ways to integrate community-based interventions into cancer care delivery for low-income and minority populations. Such interventions may improve quality of life and patient activation ...

breast cancer

Timothy J. Whelan, MD: When Can Radiotherapy Be Avoided After Breast-Conserving Surgery?

Timothy J. Whelan, MD, of McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences, discusses findings from the LUMINA study, which found that women aged 55 or older who had grade 1–2 T1N0 luminal A breast cancer following breast-conserving surgery and were treated with endocrine therapy alone had very low ...

prostate cancer
genomics/genetics

Neal D. Shore, MD, on Germline Genetic Testing and Its Impact on Prostate Cancer Clinical Decision-Making

Neal D. Shore, MD, of the Carolina Urologic Research Center, discusses his study findings, showing that germline genetic testing influenced care for patients with prostate cancer. Men whose genetic test was positive for a pathogenic germline variant received more recommendations for changes to...

head and neck cancer

Sue S. Yom, MD, PhD, on Oropharyngeal Cancer and the Feasibility of a Cell-Free DNA Plasma Assay

Sue S. Yom, MD, PhD, of the University of California, San Francisco, discusses a translational analysis from the NRG-HN002 study. This phase II trial established the feasibility of the tumor tissue–modified viral (TTMV) human papillomavirus DNA assay in clinical trial specimens. The goal is to use...

covid-19

Jenny S. Guadamuz, PhD, on Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities in Telemedicine Use Among U.S. Patients With Cancer During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Jenny S. Guadamuz, PhD, of Flatiron Health, discusses the use of telemedicine services in community oncology clinics for patients initiating treatments for 21 common cancers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Black, uninsured, non-urban, and less affluent patients were less likely to use telemedicine...

colorectal cancer

Michael J. Overman, MD, and Jeanne Tie, MBChB, MD, on Colon Cancer: Guiding Adjuvant Chemotherapy With ctDNA

Michael J. Overman, MD, of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Jeanne Tie, MBChB, MD, of Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, discuss results from the DYNAMIC trial, in which a circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA)-guided approach reduced the use of adjuvant chemotherapy without compromising...

breast cancer

Tara B. Sanft, MD, on How Diet and Exercise May Affect Completion of Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer

Tara B. Sanft, MD, of Yale University, discusses the results of the LEANer study (Lifestyle, Exercise, and Nutrition Early After Diagnosis) in women with breast cancer. It showed that patients with newly diagnosed disease who were just starting chemotherapy could improve physical activity and diet...

prostate cancer

Alicia K. Morgans, MD, MPH, and Michael S. Hofman, MBBS, on Prostate Cancer: New Data on Lutetium-177–PSMA-617 (LuPSMA) vs Cabazitaxel

Alicia K. Morgans, MD, MPH, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Michael S. Hofman, MBBS, of Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, University of Melbourne, discuss follow-up results on LuPSMA vs cabazitaxel in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer progressing after docetaxel...

prostate cancer

Alicia K. Morgans, MD, MPH, and Ian D. Davis, PhD, MBBS, on Prostate Cancer: Updated Overall Survival Outcomes With Enzalutamide

Alicia K. Morgans, MD, MPH, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Ian D. Davis, PhD, MBBS, of Monash University and Eastern Health, discuss the latest findings from ANZUP Cancer Trials Group’s ENZAMET cooperative group trial of enzalutamide in patients with metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate...

bladder cancer

Sumanta K. Pal, MD, on Urothelial Carcinoma: New Results on Cabozantinib Plus Atezolizumab

Sumanta K. Pal, MD, of City of Hope National Medical Center, discusses findings from the COSMIC-021 study, which showed that cabozantinib plus atezolizumab demonstrated encouraging clinical activity with manageable toxicity in patients with inoperable locally advanced or metastatic urothelial...

breast cancer

Richard Finn, MD, on Advanced Breast Cancer: New Data on Palbociclib Plus Letrozole From PALOMA-2

Richard Finn, MD, of the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses analyses from the PALOMA-2 trial on overall survival with first-line palbociclib plus letrozole vs placebo plus letrozole in women with ER-positive/HER2-negative advanced breast cancer. ...

gynecologic cancers
immunotherapy

Ursula A. Matulonis, MD, and Ignace Vergote, MD, PhD, on Cervical Cancer: Interim Results on Tisotumab Vedotin-tftv Plus Pembrolizumab

Ursula A. Matulonis, MD, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Ignace Vergote, MD, PhD, of Belgium’s University Hospitals Leuven, discuss interim safety and efficacy results from a third dose-expansion cohort evaluating first-line tisotumab vedotin-tftv plus pembrolizumab in patients with recurrent...

neuroendocrine tumors

Capecitabine Plus Temozolomide for Advanced Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors

Very few treatment options are available to patients with advanced pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, but researchers found that patients treated with a combination of capecitabine and temozolomide had longer progression-free survival rates than those treated with temozolomide alone. The findings...

leukemia

FLT3 Inhibitor Crenolanib in Combination With Chemotherapy for Newly Diagnosed Patients With FLT3-Mutant AML

Eunice Wang, MD, Chief of Leukemia at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, and colleagues presented the long-term results of a phase II clinical trial combining crenolanib, a second-generation FLT3 inhibitor, with standard intensive chemotherapy for the treatment of adults with newly diagnosed ...

symptom management

Weekly Electronic Reporting of Symptoms Improved Outcomes in Patients With Advanced Cancer

People with advanced cancer who communicated their symptoms weekly using an electronic survey had about one-third better physical function and over a 15% better control of their symptoms compared to those who were evaluated less frequently via in-person clinical visits, according to findings from a ...

colorectal cancer

mFOLFOXIRI/Panitumumab vs mFOLFOX/Panitumumab for the Initial Treatment of RAS and BRAF Wild-Type Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

In an Italian phase III trial (TRIPLETE) presented at the 2022 ASCO Annual Meeting (Abstract LBA3505) and simultaneously published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Rossini et al found that mFOLFOXIRI (modified fluorouracil, leucovorin, oxaliplatin, and irinotecan) plus panitumumab did not...

lung cancer
immunotherapy

Ramucirumab/Pembrolizumab vs Standard of Care in Patients With Advanced NSCLC Previously Treated With Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors

In the phase II Lung-MAP substudy S1800A presented at the 2022 ASCO Annual Meeting (Abstract 9004) and simultaneously reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Karen L. Reckamp, MD, and colleagues found that the combination of ramucirumab and pembrolizumab improved overall survival vs...

gynecologic cancers

ATHENA-MONO Trial: Rucaparib Maintenance in Newly Diagnosed Patients With Advanced Ovarian Cancer

As presented at the 2022 ASCO Annual Meeting (Abstract LBA5500) and simultaneously reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology by Bradley J. Monk, MD, and colleagues, the phase III ATHENA-MONO trial found that maintenance rucaparib significantly improved progression-free survival vs placebo among...

genomics/genetics

Patient-Facing Screening Tool Could Increase Detection of Individuals With Lynch Syndrome

Nearly 1 million people in the United States are affected by Lynch syndrome, a hereditary cancer condition with markedly elevated risk of gastrointestinal, endometrial, and other cancers. Most of them, however, are unaware of it, or find out only after they have developed cancer. A screening...

cns cancers
immunotherapy

Immunotherapy Combination in Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma

A novel combination of two experimental cancer immunotherapy agents along with an immune checkpoint blocker elicited robust immune responses in patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma brain tumors, according to a presentation of interim, 2-year follow-up clinical trial data given by David...

pancreatic cancer
immunotherapy

Three-Arm First-Line Chemoimmunotherapy Study in Patients With Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

Combinations of chemotherapy and immunotherapy showed activity in patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer, according to findings from a national, randomized clinical trial led and sponsored by the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy. The results of the small trial were presented by Padrón...

breast cancer
genomics/genetics

Study Finds Genetic Mutations Differ Across Younger and Older Patients With Breast Cancer

Women younger than age 40 with advanced breast cancer often experience more aggressive disease and worse prognoses than their older counterparts. Knowing which types of genetic mutations these patients tend to have may inform treatment strategies and improve outcomes. In a recent study, researchers ...

health-care policy
legislation

Did the ACA’S Medicaid Expansion Affect Cancer Clinical Trial Enrollment?

Researchers from the SWOG Cancer Research Network, a clinical trials group funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), found that the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) expansion of Medicaid insurance in 2014 was followed by a significant increase in the proportion of patients enrolling in SWOG trials...

breast cancer

Biomarker Guidance May Allow Patients Aged 55 or Older With Low-Grade Luminal A–Type Breast Cancer to Avoid Radiation Therapy

Based on guidance from biomarker screening, patients with low-grade luminal A–type breast cancer aged 55 and older may need endocrine therapy alone following breast-conserving surgery and may be able to avoid radiation therapy entirely, according to new research findings presented by Timothy Joseph ...

skin cancer
immunotherapy

Georgina V. Long, MD, PhD, on Melanoma: Distant Metastasis–Free Survival With Adjuvant Pembrolizumab

Georgina V. Long, MD, PhD, of the Melanoma Institute Australia, The University of Sydney, discusses phase III findings from the KEYNOTE-716 study. The trial showed that compared with placebo, adjuvant pembrolizumab significantly improved distant metastasis–free survival in patients with resected...

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