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prostate cancer

Darolutamide Plus Androgen-Deprivation Therapy and Docetaxel in Metastatic Hormone-Sensitive Prostate Cancer

The addition of the androgen receptor inhibitor darolutamide to androgen-deprivation therapy and docetaxel reduced the risk of death by 30% compared with androgen-deprivation therapy plus docetaxel in patients with metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer, according to a post hoc analysis of...

kidney cancer

Extended Follow-up Supports First-Line Use of Nivolumab Plus Cabozantinib in Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma

The 3-year follow-up of the phase III CheckMate 9ER trial demonstrates superior outcomes with the combination of nivolumab plus cabozantinib vs the former standard-of-care sunitinib as first-line treatment of advanced or metastatic renal cell carcinoma.1 These benefits were achieved with the...

Expert Point of View: Elena Castro, MD, PhD

Formal discussant of the TRITON3 trial, Elena Castro, MD, PhD, of the Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre, Madrid, noted that the study helps to answer several questions raised by the PROfound trial. In the PROfound trial, a cohort of patients with at least one alteration in BRCA1, BRCA2, or ATM...

prostate cancer

TRITON3 Trial: Rucaparib Extends Progression-Free Survival in Selected Patients With Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

The poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor rucaparib prolonged imaging-based progression-free survival vs physician’s choice of therapy in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer whose tumors harbored BRCA or ATM alterations. These results of the phase III TRITON3 study ...

Expert Point of View: Michiel S. Van der Heijden, MD, PhD

Formal discussant of the CheckMate 274 trial, Michiel S. Van der Heijden, MD, PhD, of the Netherlands Cancer Institute, said it is an “important” study. “In looking at these results, one should consider the goal of adjuvant therapy in this setting. Is overtreatment of patients cured by surgery...

bladder cancer

CheckMate 274: Continued Disease-Free Survival Benefits With Adjuvant Nivolumab in High-Risk Urothelial Carcinoma

With longer-term follow-up, adjuvant nivolumab continued to demonstrate improved disease-free survival, non–urothelial tract recurrence–free survival, and distant metastasis–free survival vs placebo in patients with muscle-invasive urothelial carcinoma at high risk of recurrence after surgery,...

prostate cancer

Adding Talazoparib to Enzalutamide Extends Progression-Free Survival in Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

The addition of the poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor talazoparib to the androgen receptor signaling inhibitor enzalutamide resulted in a statistically significant and clinically meaningful improvement in radiographic progression–free survival compared with placebo plus enzalutamide as...

prostate cancer

Intensified Drug Regimen Added to Standard of Care Improves Outcomes in Subset of Patients With High-Risk Prostate Cancer

In the phase III FORMULA-509 trial, the addition of abiraterone acetate/prednisone and apalutamide—compared with bicalutamide—to salvage radiation therapy plus 6 months of treatment with a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist failed to improve progression-free survival postprostatectomy in ...

Expert Point of View: Jeremy S. Abramson, MD

Jeremy S. Abramson, MD, Director of Lymphoma, Mass General Cancer Center, Boston, commented on the clinical implications of the TRIANGLE study. “The TRIANGLE trial is a large, three-arm randomized trial addressing two critically important questions in the management of younger patients with mantle ...

lymphoma

Study Suggests Ibrutinib May Obviate Need for Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation in Some Younger Patients With Mantle Cell Lymphoma

Although longer follow-up is needed, the results of the three-arm randomized TRIANGLE study suggest that the tyrosine kinase inhibitor ibrutinib may replace autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) after chemoimmunotherapy in younger patients with previously untreated mantle cell lymphoma (MCL). ...

Expert Point of View: Mikkael Sekeres, MD

“Standard treatment of older or less fit adults with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is now venetoclax/azacitidine, which has been shown to improve overall survival vs azacitidine monotherapy. Since that backbone was established, there has been a tsunami of trials looking at drugs added to this...

leukemia

Studies Explore Novel Triplet Combinations in AML

Two separate studies presented at the 2022 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition provide preliminary evidence that triplet combinations may have a role in the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Both triplets were based on the addition of a third drug to standard ...

hematologic malignancies

Quick Takes on Important Cancer Research From ASH 2022

The high-energy vibe at the 2022 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition reflected the welcomed presence of enthusiastic on-site attendees and the high quality of the research presented. The ASCO Post has already reported in detail on many of these presentations, and now...

leukemia

Expert Point of View: Jaime A. Suarez-Londono, MD

Jaime A. Suarez-Londono, MD, a medical oncologist at NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, said the results of the ASAP study provide a basis for discussion with the transplant team. “The landscape of treatment of acute...

leukemia

Intensive Remission Induction Chemotherapy vs Less Intensive Approach Prior to Transplant for Relapsed/Refractory AML

Intensive salvage therapy with the goal of achieving complete remission prior to allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (alloHCT) may not be necessary in some patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML), according to the results of the phase III ASAP trial presented at...

Expert Point of View: Julio Chavez, MD

Julio Chavez, MD, a hematologist at Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida, commented on the updated results from the MAGNOLIA trial. “MAGNOLIA was a phase II trial that included patients with marginal zone lymphoma after one or more prior lines of therapy. At the ASH meeting, we heard updated...

lymphoma

MAGNOLIA Trial: Zanubrutinib Yields High Response Rates With Low Rate of Cardiac Events in Marginal Zone Lymphoma

Zanubrutinib—a next-generation Bruton’s tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor—achieved high response rates and durable disease control with a low incidence of cardiac effects in patients with relapsed or refractory marginal zone lymphoma, according to updated findings from the final analysis of the phase ...

Expert Point of View: Alexey Danilov, MD

Alexey Danilov, MD, PhD, Co-Director, Toni Stephenson Lymphoma Center and Professor, Division of Lymphoma, Department of Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation, City of Hope, Duarte, California, commented on the phase III ALPINE trial comparing ibrutinib and zanubrutinib in patients...

leukemia
lymphoma

Is Zanubrutinib Poised to Become a New Standard of Care in Relapsed or Refractory CLL and SLL?

The next-generation Bruton’s tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor zanubrutinib demonstrated superior progression-free survival compared with ibrutinib, with an improved cardiac safety profile, in the first head-to-head comparison between these two BTK inhibitors in relapsed or refractory chronic...

Expert Point of View: Mikkael Sekeres, MD

“Standard treatment of older or less fit adults with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is now venetoclax/azacitidine, which has been shown to improve overall survival vs azacitidine monotherapy. Since that backbone was established, there has been a tsunami of trials looking at drugs added to this...

leukemia

Studies Explore Novel Triplet Combinations in AML

Two separate studies presented at the 2022 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition provide preliminary evidence that triplet combinations may have a role in the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Both triplets were based on the addition of a third drug to standard ...

Expert Point of View: Debu Tripathy, MD

Debu Tripathy, MD, Professor of Medicine and Chair of Breast Medical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, said that the study points the way to further exploration of the benefit of adding immunotherapy to treatment after patients develop resistance to CDK4/6 inhibitors for ...

breast cancer

Palbociclib/Fulvestrant Does Not Improve Progression-Free Survival After Progression on a CDK4/6 Inhibitor in Metastatic Breast Cancer

The combination of palbociclib and fulvestrant did not prolong progression-free survival compared to fulvestrant alone in patients with hormone receptor–positive/HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer who had disease progression on prior treatment with a CDK4/6 inhibitor and endocrine therapy,...

Expert Point of View: Virginia Kaklamani, MD

Breast medical oncologist Virginia Kaklamani, MD, Professor of Medicine, UT Health San Antonio, MD Anderson Cancer Center, believes the results of the POSITIVE trial will help patients with breast cancer make decisions. “The trial is important because it helps us give advice to younger patients,”...

breast cancer

Can Younger Women With Hormone Receptor–Positive Breast Cancer Safely Pause Endocrine Therapy to Pursue Pregnancy?

Preserving fertility is a driving concern for many young women with breast cancer. Many of these women have hormone receptor–positive breast cancer and are treated with adjuvant endocrine therapy for 5 to 10 years, which is known to compromise fertility. Younger women who may want to take a break...

Expert Point of View: Jason Aboudi Mouabbi, MD

“These results [from the TRIO-US B-12 TALENT trial] are exciting and impressive in HER2-low, hormone receptor–positive patients. The authors were testing the waters and got a positive signal,” said Jason Aboudi Mouabbi, MD, a medical oncologist at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston. “The beauty of ...

breast cancer

Neoadjuvant T-DXd Demonstrates Activity in Phase II Study of Patients With HER2-Low Breast Cancer

A pilot study provides a signal that the novel HER2 antibody-drug conjugate fam-trastuzumab deruxtecan-nxki (T-DXd), is active in the neoadjuvant setting in patients with HER2-low breast cancer. Overall response rates were 75% with T-DXd alone and 63% when T-DXd was combined with endocrine therapy...

Expert Point of View: Virginia Kaklamani, MD

Virginia Kaklamani, MD, Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas (UT) Health Science Center San Antonio and leader of the Breast Cancer Program at UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center, was enthusiastic about the results of the phase III CAPItello-291 trial. “The phase III...

breast cancer

Capivasertib Plus Fulvestrant Doubles Progression-Free Survival in Hormone Receptor–Positive, HER2-Negative Advanced Breast Cancer

The combination of capivasertib, an AKT pathway inhibitor, plus fulvestrant, an estrogen receptor antagonist, significantly improved progression-free survival compared with fulvestrant alone in patients with hormone receptor–positive, HER2-negative advanced breast cancer, according to results of...

Expert Point of View: Jeremy S. Abramson, MD

Jeremy S. Abramson, MD, Director of Lymphoma, Mass General Cancer Center, Boston, commented on the clinical implications of the TRIANGLE study. “The TRIANGLE trial is a large, three-arm randomized trial addressing two critically important questions in the management of younger patients with mantle ...

lymphoma

Study Suggests Ibrutinib May Obviate Need for Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation in Some Younger Patients With Mantle Cell Lymphoma

Although longer follow-up is needed, the results of the three-arm randomized TRIANGLE study suggest that the tyrosine kinase inhibitor ibrutinib may replace autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) after chemoimmunotherapy in younger patients with previously untreated mantle cell lymphoma (MCL). ...

lymphoma

Expert Point of View: Jeremy S. Abramson, MD

Jeremy S. Abramson, MD, Director of Lymphoma, Mass General Cancer Center, Boston, commented on the clinical implications of the TRIANGLE study. “The TRIANGLE trial is a large, three-arm randomized trial addressing two critically important questions in the management of younger patients with mantle...

lymphoma

Study Suggests Ibrutinib May Obviate Need for ASCT in Some Younger Patients With Mantle Cell Lymphoma

Although longer follow-up is needed, the results of the three-arm randomized TRIANGLE study suggest that the tyrosine kinase inhibitor ibrutinib may replace autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) after chemoimmunotherapy in younger patients with previously untreated mantle cell lymphoma (MCL). ...

breast cancer

Can Women With Two or Three Ipsilateral Breast Cancer Sites Safely Undergo Breast-Conserving Therapy?

Many women with two or three cancerous lesions in the breast can safely undergo lumpectomy followed by radiation therapy, according to the results of a prospective phase II trial reported at the 2022 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.1 In this study, local recurrence rates after breast-conserving ...

Expert Point of View: Seth Wander, MD, PhD

Seth Wander, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Mass General Cancer Center, Boston, commented on the findings of the EMERALD trial. “We have seen a large amount of new data emerging related to elacestrant and other novel SERDs [selective estrogen receptor degraders]. Despite initial expectations based...

breast cancer

EMERALD Trial: Elacestrant vs Standard Endocrine Monotherapy for Advanced Breast Cancer After CDK4/6 Inhibition

Elacestrant—an investigational oral selective estrogen receptor degrader (SERD)—achieved longer progression-free survival vs standard-of-care endocrine monotherapy as second- or third-line therapy in patients with estrogen receptor–positive, HER2-negative advanced or metastatic breast cancer in the ...

breast cancer
immunotherapy

Expert Point of View: Neelima Vidula, MD

Commenting on the DESTINY-Breast03 presentation at the 2022 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, Neelima Vidula, MD, a medical oncologist at Mass General Cancer Center, said: “The results highlight the important survival differences of T-DXd [fam-trastuzumab deruxtecan-nxki] compared to T-DM1...

breast cancer
immunotherapy

T-DXd Confirmed as Preferred Second-Line Therapy for Metastatic HER2-Positive Breast Cancer

The antibody-drug conjugate fam-trastuzumab deruxtecan-nxki (T-DXd) proved to be superior to the antibody-drug conjugate ado-trastuzumab emtansine (T-DM1), significantly improving progression-free survival and overall survival, in women with unresectable or metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer as ...

breast cancer

Elacestrant vs Endocrine Monotherapy in Advanced Breast Cancer: Phase III EMERALD Trial

Elacestrant—an investigational oral selective estrogen receptor degrader (SERD)—achieved longer progression-free survival vs standard-of-care endocrine monotherapy as second- or third-line therapy in patients with estrogen receptor (ER)-positive, HER2-negative, advanced or metastatic breast cancer...

breast cancer

Impact on Cognitive Function of Adding Chemotherapy to Endocrine Therapy for Breast Cancer

Chemotherapy followed by endocrine therapy led to more cancer-related cognitive impairment compared with endocrine therapy alone in patients with hormone receptor–positive, HER2-negative breast cancer at 36 months, according to patient-reported responses. These findings—from a substudy of the phase ...

Expert Point of View: Iris C. Gibbs, MD, FACR, FASTRO and Sophia C. Kamran, MD

Iris C. Gibbs, MD, FACR, FASTRO, of Stanford Medicine in California and Chair of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Council on Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, was an invited discussant for this study on physician assessment of sexual dysfunction in women vs men receiving...

supportive care

Sexual Side Effects of Radiotherapy for Genitourinary Cancers: Is Physician Assessment Equitable for Women and Men?

Many radiation oncologists tend to discuss the sexual side effects of radiation therapy, specifically brachytherapy, with men more often than with women, according to a two-part study reported at the 2022 American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting.1 At a high-volume cancer...

solid tumors

NRG/RTOG 1112: Radiotherapy Added to Sorafenib Improves Survival in Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) given prior to sorafenib improved overall survival, progression-free survival, and time to disease progression in patients with unresectable advanced hepatocellular cancer vs sorafenib alone, including those with macrovascular invasion, according to the...

Expert Point of View: Sophia C. Kamran, MD

Formal discussant of the PCS5 trial, Sophia C. Kamran, MD, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Department of Radiation Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at Harvard Medical School, said the goal of trials like this one is to optimize...

prostate cancer

PCS5 Trial: 5 Weeks of Radiation Therapy May Be Equivalent to 8 Weeks in High-Risk Prostate Cancer

According to the results of the phase III randomized Prostate Cancer Study 5 (PCS5), a noninferior trial, 5 weeks of radiation therapy may be equivalent to 8 weeks for men with high-risk prostate cancer on androgen-deprivation therapy. These findings were presented at the 2022 American Society for...

breast cancer

Short Course of Radiotherapy With Concurrent Radiation Boost for High-Risk, Early-Stage Breast Cancer

A 3-week course of radiation therapy including a concomitant boost of radiation to the surgical site appears to be as safe and effective as 4 to 6 weeks of radiation therapy given with a sequential boost of radiation for patients with early-stage breast cancer who have a high risk of recurrence....

Expert Point of View: Jonathan Ledermann, MD

Formal discussant Jonathan Ledermann, MD, of UCL Cancer Institute University College London, commented on both phase III trials. He was enthusiastic about the SOLO-1 results: “Perhaps, we really are seeing a cure in some of these patients.” He noted that overall survival is still not fully mature, ...

gynecologic cancers

First-Line Maintenance Therapy With Olaparib Improved Outcomes in BRCA-Mutated, HRD-Positive Advanced Ovarian Cancer

First-line maintenance therapy with olaparib extended survival beyond historical expectations in some women with newly diagnosed advanced ovarian cancer, according to long-term follow-up of two phase III studies presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress 2022.1,2 Paul...

Expert Point of View: Benjamin Movsas, MD

Benjamin Movsas, MD, who was not involved in the phase II trial of prophylactic radiation for bone metastases, commented: “I thought this was a very important study. We will need to see the details in the final paper, but this approach could make a meaningfuldifference in the quality of life for...

solid tumors

Randomized Phase II Trial Shows Benefits of Prophylactic Radiation Therapy for Asymptomatic Bone Metastases

The use of prophylactic radiation therapy for patients with metastatic cancer who had asymptomatic, high-risk bone metastases reduced the incidence of skeletal-related events, reduced pain and the number of hospitalizations, and was associated with significantly longer overall survival compared...

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