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covid-19

NCI Funds Studies of Impact of Telehealth and Telemedicine Capacity for Rural Patients Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center–Jefferson Health (SKCC) a supplemental grant (P30) to study the role of telehealth in delivering cancer care during the COVID-19 pandemic. The project will evaluate the impact of telehealth on health outcomes, patient...

NRG Oncology Biospecimen Bank Awarded NCI Funding for Next 6 Years

The NRG Oncology Biospecimen Bank will be awarded an additional 6 years of funding from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). This grant will provide biospecimen banking support for the NCI National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN) group NRG Oncology. During the peer-review grant-renewal process, the...

cns cancers

A Pioneering Neurosurgeon Shares Hard-Earned Wisdom Gained Along the Road From the Segregated South

For this installment of the Living a Full Life series, guest editor Jame Abraham, MD, spoke with noted neurosurgeon Keith L. Black, MD, Chair of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s Department of Neurosurgery and Director of the Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute. During his career, Dr. Black has...

Fox Chase Cancer Center Welcomes New Staff Members

Fox Chase Cancer Center has announced the hiring of three new staff members who will begin their work with the cancer center this month. Brandon Bachert, MD, joins the Department of Diagnostic Imaging as Assistant Professor. He comes to Fox Chase from Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, where he...

American Cancer Society and Flatiron Health Announce Recipients of the Real-World Data Impact Award

Three American Cancer Society (ACS) researchers will receive the Real-World Data Impact Award. The joint grant-making program, supported by the ACS and Flatiron Health, seeks to accelerate cancer research and improve treatment and outcomes for patients. The researchers, already funded by the ACS,...

genomics/genetics

CICERO Software May Enable Detection of Cancer-Causing Gene Fusions

After years of development, engineering, and enhancement, researchers at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis have made available a software system that enables better detection of gene fusions. The system, called CICERO, offers additional insights into cancers as well as new targets...

Translated Tool From NCCN Measures Mental Health ‘Temperature’ of People With Cancer

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN) recently announced that the NCCN Distress Thermometer has been translated into 46 languages. This free resource helps providers worldwide identify and address the multifactorial aspects of distress patients with cancer can experience. The NCCN...

Dr. Jimmie C. Holland’s Research Has Long Underscored the Importance of Caring for the Whole Patient

Jimmie C. Holland, MD, who served as the inaugural Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, died on December 24, 2017, at the age of 89. The ASCO Post paid tribute to Dr. Holland in its January 25, 2018, issue. Here, as part of our ...

lymphoma
immunotherapy

Highlights of Research in Lymphomas Presented During the EHA25 Virtual Congress

To complement The ASCO Post’s continued coverage of the virtual edition of the 25th European Hematology Association Annual Congress (EHA25 Virtual), here are a few abstracts selected from the meeting proceedings focusing on clinical research in Hodgkin and marginal zone lymphomas. Omission of...

Lost in Translation: A Fisherman’s Tale

The ASCO Post is pleased to reproduce installments of the Art of Oncology, as published previously in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. These articles focus on the experience of suffering from cancer or of caring for people diagnosed with cancer, and they include narratives, topical essays,...

National Comprehensive Cancer Network Celebrates Its 25th Year

It was February 1996, and the first annual meeting of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) was drawing to a close, when Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Bruce R. Ross, MD, invited comments from the floor. An oncologist who had attended at the urging of a friend—somewhat reluctantly—stood ...

covid-19

Improving Communication Skills for Oncology Clinicians During the COVID Pandemic

Living in the era of COVID-19 has heightened fear and anxiety among patients with cancer. On the one hand, they are at higher risk of serious COVID-related illness. On the other hand, delaying cancer-focused treatment raises concerns of disease progression. This pandemic has led to dramatic...

Mustafa Raoof, MD, MS, Recognized for Pancreatic Cancer Research

Mustafa Raoof, MD, MS, a surgical oncologist and researcher specializing in gastrointestinal cancers at City of Hope, was recently awarded a Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Career Development Award (PanCAN) and a Young Investigator Award from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN). “I’m ...

SABCS Teams With Tigerlily Foundation for #InclusionPledge to Improve Health-Care Equity for Black Women

In the midst of a global pandemic, while the entire country grapples with recent events highlighting systemic racism, national breast cancer patient organizations are committing to an unprecedented health-equity initiative that focuses on diversity and inclusion. As a result, the San Antonio Breast ...

Roswell Park Gynecologic Oncologists Awarded Leadership Roles

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center Deputy Director Kunle Odunsi, MD, PhD, FRCOG, FACOG, announced the promotion of three staff members to leadership positions. “The dedication of this trio of physicians to their patients and Roswell Park’s mission is unmatched,” said Dr. Odunsi, who also...

Expert Point of View: David Sallman, MD

David Sallman, MD, an assistant member of the Malignant Hematology Department of Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Florida, commented on the IMerge and QUAZAR studies for The ASCO Post. As background, he noted the “predominant struggle” of patients with lower-risk myelodysplastic ...

Edward Chu, MD, MMS, to Lead Cancer Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System

Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System recently announced that Edward Chu, MD, MMS, has been named Director of the National Cancer Institute-designated Albert Einstein Cancer Center, Vice President for Cancer Medicine at Montefiore Medicine, Professor of Medicine and of...

Huntsman Cancer Institute Brings Home Cancer Care to Rural Utah

A $4.5 million gift from the Huntsman family will fund the expansion of a unique program at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah that brings specialty cancer care directly to patients in their homes. With this gift, HCI’s Huntsman at Home will extend to rural Utah. The goal is...

Expert Point of View: Stephen M. Ansell, MD, PhD

Stephen M. Ansell, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine in the Department of Hematology at the Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, underscored the importance of the HD17 trial results. “These data show, in a randomized fashion, that a PET-directed approach when using more intensive chemotherapy allows for the...

Geraldine Jacobson, MD, MPH, MBA, FASTRO, Elected as Future Chair of ASTRO

The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) have elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of Directors. Geraldine Jacobson, MD, MPH, MBA, FASTRO, will begin her term as President-Elect in October during ASTRO’s 62nd Annual Meeting, alongside Gopal K. Bajaj, MD, MBA,...

lung cancer
immunotherapy

Incorporating Immunotherapy Into Treatment of Early-Stage NSCLC

There is a strong rationale for incorporating immunotherapy into the treatment of early-stage non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), given the breakthrough results with PD-1 checkpoint inhibitors as monotherapy, combined with immunotherapy, or combined with chemotherapy in advanced-stage NSCLC. As...

Juanita L. Merchant, MD, PhD, Appointed to Ludwig Institute’s Scientific Advisory Committee

Ludwig Cancer Research recently welcomed Juanita L. Merchant, MD, PhD, to the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research. Dr. Merchant is a practicing clinician and an accomplished researcher at the University of Arizona, Tucson, where she is Professor and Chief of...

covid-19

Measuring the Impact of the Plunge in Cancer Screenings During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As outbreaks of the COVID-19 pandemic spiked across the country earlier this year, federal health officials and cancer societies advised people to delay seeking routine cancer screenings, including mammograms and colonoscopies, to keep them out of medical centers and away from potential exposure to ...

Memorial Sloan Kettering Launches Women in Science Endeavor

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) recently announced the establishment of the Marie-Josée Kravis Women in Science Endeavor (WiSE) to provide financial and professional support to women scientists pursuing biomedical research at MSK, pledging its commitment to gender equity in science and ...

Fred Hutch Announces New Additions and Leadership to Board of Trustees

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center announced the addition of two new members to its Board of Trustees, along with a new Chair and Vice Chair. Kathy Surace-Smith, JD, will take over the Board Chair position from Matt McIlwain, MBA, who now becomes immediate Past Chair. Ms. Surace-Smith, who is...

SNMMI Names Alan B. Packard, PhD, as President, and Richard L. Wahl, MD, as President-Elect

The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) held its 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting on July 11–14, during which officers for the current term were elected, including Alan B. Packard, PhD, as President, and Richard L. Wahl, MD, as President-Elect. Raising Recognition “SNMMI’s strength ...

issues in oncology

Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist Yoram Unguru, MD, MS, MA, Explains the Economic Origins of Drug Shortages and Other Ethical Issues

Improvements in protocol-driven clinical trials and supportive care for children and adolescents with cancer have markedly reduced mortality rates over the past 5 decades. Yet, along with clinical advances, oncologists and their young patients with cancer face a host of ethical issues, made more...

covid-19

Jessica Y. Islam, PhD, MPH, on COVID-19 Preventive Behaviors Among Cancer Survivors

Jessica Y. Islam, PhD, MPH, of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses findings from the COVID-19 Impact Survey, which showed that cancer survivors are adhering to many of the recommended COVID-19 preventive behaviors, such as wearing masks and social distancing.

covid-19

Nancy E. Davidson, MD, on Bringing Patients With Cancer Back to the Clinic During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Nancy E. Davidson, MD, of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, talks about a panel she moderated in which speakers discussed the importance of communicating with patients to ease their concerns about cancer care during the COVID-19 pandemic, allocating protective gear for the most vulnerable...

breast cancer
covid-19

Increased Time to Breast Cancer Surgery May Not Impact Overall Survival for Patients With Early-Stage Disease

A new study published by Minami et al in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons found that longer time from diagnosis to surgical treatment did not lower overall survival in women with early-stage breast cancer. These findings may be reassuring for women with early-stage breast cancer who...

integrative oncology

A Brief Primer on Managing Anxiety in Older Adults With Cancer

Cancer-related anxiety has negative impacts on emotional, physical, and social well-being, with data indicating older patients are likely to remain undiagnosed, leading to poor outcomes. In this installment of The ASCO Post’s Integrative Oncology series, Drs. Trevino, Saracino, and Roth highlight...

leukemia

Refinement of European LeukemiaNet Classification Recommendations for Younger Adults With AML

Findings from a study published by Eisfeld et al in the journal Leukemia could refine an important set of prognostic and treatment recommendations for younger adult patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The retrospective study evaluated the molecular characteristics and outcomes of 863...

kidney cancer
lung cancer
myelodysplastic syndromes
solid tumors
skin cancer
lymphoma
pancreatic cancer
breast cancer
immunotherapy

FDA Pipeline: Designations in Kidney and Lung Cancers, Myelodysplastic Syndromes, and More

Over the past few weeks, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued designations and accepted applications for novel agents, as well as approved companion diagnostics. We summarize these regulatory movements below. Breakthrough Therapy Designation for MK-6482 in von Hippel-Lindau...

multiple myeloma
immunotherapy

FDA Grants Accelerated Approval to Belantamab Mafodotin-blmf for Pretreated Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Multiple Myeloma

On August 5, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval to belantamab mafodotin-blmf (Blenrep), an anti-B-cell maturation antigen antibody-drug conjugate, for adult patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma who have received at least four prior therapies,...

issues in oncology

Antoni Ribas, MD, PhD, on Turning Science Into Life-Saving Care

Antoni Ribas, MD, PhD, of the University of California, Los Angeles, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, summarizes the opening plenary session that addressed epigenetics and early detection, how the aging microenvironment governs response to therapy, AI-driven precision medicine, reprogramming...

covid-19

Antoni Ribas, MD, PhD, on AACR Virtual Meeting: COVID-19 and Cancer Highlights

Antoni Ribas, MD, PhD, of the University of California, Los Angeles, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the President of AACR, discusses this special conference that focused on emerging data related to COVID-19 and cancer, ways in which the coronavirus pandemic has altered treatment of...

covid-19

Catherine H. Marshall, MD, MPH, on Promoting Recovery From COVID-19 Infection With Endocrine Therapy

Catherine H. Marshall, MD, MPH, of Johns Hopkins Hospital, discusses phase II trial results on bicalutamide, an oral antiandrogen used to treat prostate cancer. Bicalutamide may be helpful in downregulating the TMPRSS2 and ACE proteins needed for the SARS-CoV-2 virus; upregulating estradiol to help ...

covid-19

Karen E. Knudsen, MBA, PhD, on the Challenges of Using Telehealth in Cancer Care

Karen E. Knudsen, MBA, PhD, of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson Health, summarizes a panel she moderated on telehealth, which included discussion of usage in urban vs rural populations, preventing the technology from becoming a new source of disparities in cancer care, and uncertainties ...

covid-19

Arthur L. Caplan, PhD, on Ethics, Cancer, and COVID-19

Arthur L. Caplan, PhD, of New York University–Langone Health, discusses the areas in cancer care that need to be improved in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, including a better definition of essential medical services based on the potential to save lives, offer good quality of life, and ease...

supportive care
immunotherapy

ASCO Guideline Supports Continued Use of Dexamethasone for Patients Receiving Checkpoint Inhibitors and Emetogenic Chemotherapy

The ASCO guideline on the use of antiemetics has been updated to include new anticancer agents, antiemetics, and regimens.1 The guideline also addresses a growing concern among some oncologists that corticosteroids and their immunosuppressive abilities could potentially compromise the efficacy of...

survivorship

Severe Hearing Impairment Associated With Neurocognitive Deficits in Childhood Cancer Survivors

Findings from a report published by Bass et al in JAMA Oncology show that childhood cancer survivors with severe hearing loss are at a significant increased risk for neurocognitive deficits, independent of what type of therapy they receive. This study is the first to objectively measure hearing and ...

immunotherapy

Ralph R. Weichselbaum, MD, on Radiotherapy and Immunotherapy in Oligometastatic Disease

Ralph R. Weichselbaum, MD, of the University of Chicago Cancer Research Center, explores the question of whether radiotherapy is the principal curative treatment with immunotherapy or activates immunotherapy. He also discussed how to improve the interaction of these treatments, perhaps with...

lung cancer

Ramaswamy Govindan, MD, on Differences Among Male and Female Patients With Lung Cancer

Ramaswamy Govindan, MD, of Washington University School of Medicine, discusses sex differences in lung cancer, including variations in treatment response, and the state of research in the field (Session ED20).

immunotherapy

Silvia Formenti, MD, on Testing Radiation and Immune Checkpoint Blockade in Different Tumor Settings

Silvia Formenti, MD, of Weill Cornell Medical College, discusses her continuing work, and the promising results emerging, in combining radiotherapy with immunotherapy to boost abscopal response rates. This combination therapy extends the use of radiotherapy to promote antitumor T-cell responses for ...

myelodysplastic syndromes
genomics/genetics

Role of TP53 Mutations on Disease Severity in Myelodysplastic Syndromes

Considered the “guardian of the genome,” TP53 is the most commonly mutated gene in patients with cancer. TP53's normal function is to detect DNA damage and prevent cells from passing this damage on to daughter cells. When TP53 is mutated, the protein made from this gene, called p53, can no longer...

ASH Annual Meeting Announced as an All-Virtual Event

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) announced its decision not to hold the 62nd ASH Annual Meeting in San Diego as planned given the continuing threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting will be offered as a virtual experience from December 5–8, 2020. The Society commented, “While there is...

covid-19

Nationwide Trends Show Fewer Patients With Cancer in the United States Seeking Care Since Start of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Research published by London et al in JCO Clinical Cancer Informatics found significant decreases nationwide in the number of patients seen for cancer-related care as the COVID-19 pandemic progressed during the first few months of 2020. The most significant decline was seen in encounters related to ...

lymphoma

FDA Approves Tafasitamab-cxix Combined With Lenalidomide to Treat Adults With Relapsed/Refractory DLBCL

On July 31, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved tafasitamab-cxix (Monjuvi) in combination with lenalidomide for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL)–not otherwise specified, including DLBCL arising from low-grade...

palliative care

Overcoming the Challenges of Improving Psychosocial Care for Patients With Cancer

Although the United States spends billions of dollars each year on cancer research, very little of that funding is dedicated to mental health research in patients with cancer, despite the fact that cancer survivors have a six-time higher risk for psychological disability than people without...

prostate cancer

Pan-BET Bromodomain Inhibitor Plus Enzalutamide in Advanced Prostate Cancer

A new multi-institution, dose-determining clinical trial of a compound for patients with metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer showed the combination “demonstrated acceptable tolerability and potential efficacy,” reported Aggarwal et al in Clinical Cancer Research. The phase Ib/IIa study ...

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