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Expert Point of View: Guru P. Sonpavde, MD

Invited discussant Guru P. Sonpavde, MD, Director of the Bladder Cancer Program at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, said: “Antibody-drug conjugates are a major weapon in the way forward in bladder cancer…. The EV-103 trial evaluated neoadjuvant therapy with enfortumab vedotin-ejfv, one of two...

bladder cancer

Neoadjuvant Enfortumab Vedotin-ejfv Shows Activity in Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer

Neoadjuvant treatment with the antibody-drug conjugate enfortumab vedotin-ejfv achieved notable antitumor activity in patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer who are ineligible for treatment with cisplatin, according to preliminary results for cohort H of the EV-103 trial reported at the 2022...

prostate cancer

Study Reports Modest Gain in Progression-Free Survival With Continued Enzalutamide in Advanced Prostate Cancer

Enzalutamide is a common first-line choice for patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer, but response in some patients eventually wanes and then patients are switched to a different treatment. According to the phase IIIb PRESIDE trial, reported at the 2022 ASCO Genitourinary...

Expert Point of View: Celestia S. Higano, MD

Formal discussant Celestia S. Higano, MD, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Urologic Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, had the task of reviewing the results of both the MAGNITUDE and PROpel trials, which were presented at the same session. Of the two trials, PROpel...

prostate cancer

First-Line Olaparib Plus Abiraterone Extends Radiographic Progression-Free Survival in Men With Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

The PARP inhibitor olaparib in combination with abiraterone demonstrated a statistically significant and clinically meaningful improvement in radiographic progression-free survival vs current standard-of-care abiraterone as a first-line treatment for patients with metastatic castration-resistant...

prostate cancer

Triplet Combination Improves Overall Survival in Metastatic Hormone-Sensitive Prostate Cancer

Triplet therapy with the oral androgen receptor inhibitor darolutamide plus docetaxel plus androgen-deprivation therapy significantly improved overall survival in patients with metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer vs docetaxel plus androgen-deprivation therapy, according to results of the...

kidney cancer

CheckMate 9ER: Final Results Support First-Line Regimen of Nivolumab Plus Cabozantinib in Advanced Kidney Cancer

The combination of nivolumab plus cabozantinib achieved a continued survival benefit compared with sunitinib in patients with untreated clear cell metastatic or advanced renal cell carcinoma, according to a final overall survival analysis of the phase III CheckMate 9ER trial.1 Additionally,...

prostate cancer

Study Reports Modest Gain in Progression-Free Survival With Continued Enzalutamide in Advanced Prostate Cancer

Enzalutamide is a common first-line choice for patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer, but response in some patients eventually wanes and then patients are switched to a different treatment. According to the phase IIIb PRESIDE trial, reported at the 2022 ASCO Genitourinary...

prostate cancer

Expert Point of View: Elisabeth I. Heath, MD, FACP, and Oliver Sartor, MD

Formal discussant of the ARASENS trial, Elisabeth I. Heath, MD, FACP, Professor of Oncology and Associate Center Director, Translational Sciences, at Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit, commented on the changing paradigm in prostate cancer treatment. “The narrative is changing to triplet therapy, ...

prostate cancer

Triplet Combination of Darolutamide, Docetaxel, and Androgen-Deprivation Therapy Extends Survival in Metastatic Hormone-Sensitive Prostate Cancer

Triplet therapy with the oral androgen receptor inhibitor darolutamide plus docetaxel plus androgen-deprivation therapy significantly improved overall survival in patients with metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer vs docetaxel plus androgen-deprivation therapy, according to results of the...

prostate cancer

Expert Point of View: Celestia S. Higano, MD

MAGNITUDE is challenging from a statistical point of view,” said formal discussant Celestia S. Higano, MD, currently Adjunct Professor, Department of Urologic Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, and formerly of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle....

prostate cancer
genomics/genetics

PARP Inhibitor Plus Abiraterone Benefits Subgroups of Patients With Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

The combination of the poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor niraparib plus abiraterone acetate and prednisone as first-line therapy significantly improved radiographic progression-free survival vs abiraterone and placebo alone in men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer...

Expert Point of View: Sophia C. Kamran, MD

Sophia C. Kamran, MD, Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital, commented on the NRG Oncology GU003 study at a press conference where this abstract was discussed. Dr. Kamran was not involved in this trial. “This is a potentially practice-changing study in an area ...

prostate cancer

Shorter-Course Radiation Therapy: A New Practice Standard After Prostatectomy?

Hypofractionated radiotherapy to the prostate bed proved to be noninferior to conventionally fractionated radiotherapy after prostatectomy regarding gastrointestinal and genitourinary side effects, according to the results of the phase III NRG Oncology GU003 trial, presented at the 2021 American...

Expert Point of View: Eleni Efstathiou, MD

Invited discussant Eleni Efstathiou, MD, of Houston Methodist Cancer Center and Athens Medical Center, Greece, said that both the STAMPEDE meta-analysis1 and the PEACE-1 trial2 firmly establish the importance of introducing abiraterone acetate earlier in the course of treatment. “The STAMPEDE...

prostate cancer

STAMPEDE: In Nonmetastatic Castration-Sensitive Prostate Cancer, Abiraterone Added to Androgen-Deprivation Therapy Improves Survival

The addition of 2 years of abiraterone acetate plus prednisolone (AAP) to androgen-deprivation therapy improves metastasis-free survival and overall survival compared with androgen-deprivation therapy alone in men with nonmetastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer, according to a primary...

prostate cancer

Expert Point of View: Eleni Efstathiou, MD

Invited discussant of the PEACE-1 trial, Eleni Efstathiou, MD, of the Houston Methodist Cancer Center and Athens Medical Center, Greece, reminded listeners: “Androgen signaling inhibition is the prevailing therapeutic strategy in advanced prostate cancer, with reproducible outcomes. Many studies...

prostate cancer

PEACE-1: Abiraterone Plus Androgen-Deprivation Therapy and Docetaxel Boosts Survival in Metastatic Castration-Sensitive Prostate Cancer

The addition of abiraterone acetate plus prednisone on top of androgen-deprivation therapy plus docetaxel improved survival in patients with de novo metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer vs androgen-deprivation therapy plus docetaxel alone. These results were from the phase III PEACE-1...

prostate cancer

Expert Point of View: Mary-Ellen Taplin, MD

Invited discussant of the VISION trial, Mary-Ellen Taplin, MD, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, commented on the study, noting that she was a co-investigator of the trial. “Patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer have a number of treatment options. There are 10...

prostate cancer

VISION Trial: Novel PSMA-Targeted Radiotherapy Improves Outcomes in Metastatic Prostate Cancer

Lutetium-177–PSMA-617 (LuPSMA)—an investigational radiolabeled small molecule—significantly improved radiographic progression-free survival and overall survival when added to the standard of care compared with the standard of care alone for men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer...

Expert Point of View: Daniel M. Geynisman, MD

Invited discussant Daniel M. Geynisman, MD, of Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, found the longer-term follow-up of KEYNOTE-564 “reassuring.” Dr. Geynisman continued: “Following nephrectomy, the goal of adjuvant treatment is to ideally cure or at least significantly delay disease progression. ...

kidney cancer
immunotherapy

KEYNOTE-564 Update Supports Benefit of Adjuvant Pembrolizumab in High-Risk Renal Cell Carcinoma

An updated analysis of the phase III KEYNOTE-564 trial continues to support the use of adjuvant pembrolizumab vs placebo in patients with renal cell carcinoma at high risk of recurrence, according to a presentation at the 2022 ASCO Genitourinary Cancers Symposium.1 At 30 months of follow-up,...

kidney cancer
immunotherapy

KEYNOTE-564: Adjuvant Pembrolizumab Extends Disease-Free Survival in High-Risk Renal Cell Carcinoma

Adjuvant pembrolizumab following surgery significantly improved disease-free survival compared with placebo among patients with high-risk clear cell renal cell carcinoma (RCC), according to the international phase III KEYNOTE-564 study presented at the Plenary session during the 2021 ASCO Annual...

Expert Point of View: Guru P. Sonpavde, MD

Invited discussant Guru P. Sonpavde, MD, Director of the Bladder Cancer Program at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, said: “Antibody-drug conjugates are a major weapon in the way forward in bladder cancer…. The EV-103 trial evaluated neoadjuvant therapy with enfortumab vedotin-ejfv, one of two...

bladder cancer

Neoadjuvant Enfortumab Vedotin-ejfv Shows Activity in Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer

Neoadjuvant treatment with the antibody-drug conjugate enfortumab vedotin-ejfv achieved notable antitumor activity in patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer who are ineligible for treatment with cisplatin, according to preliminary results for cohort H of the EV-103 trial reported at the 2022...

bladder cancer

Neoadjuvant dd-MVAC Improves Local Control and Progression-Free Survival in Patients With Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer

The VESPER phase III trial answers some key questions regarding the optimal management of muscle-invasive bladder cancer. The study found that the neoadjuvant regimen of dose-dense methotrexate, vinblastine, doxorubicin, and cisplatin (dd-MVAC) was superior to standard gemcitabine/cisplatin in...

Expert Point of View: Celestia S. Higano, MD

Formal discussant Celestia S. Higano, MD, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Urologic Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, had the task of reviewing the results of both the MAGNITUDE and PROpel trials, which were presented at the same session. Of the two trials, PROpel...

prostate cancer

First-Line Olaparib Plus Abiraterone Extends Radiographic Progression-Free Survival in Men With Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

The PARP inhibitor olaparib in combination with abiraterone demonstrated a statistically significant and clinically meaningful improvement in radiographic progression-free survival vs current standard-of-care abiraterone as a first-line treatment for patients with metastatic castration-resistant...

Expert Point of View: Daniel M. Geynisman, MD

Invited discussant Daniel M. Geynisman, MD, of Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, found the longer-term follow-up of KEYNOTE-564 “reassuring.” Dr. Geynisman continued: “Following nephrectomy, the goal of adjuvant treatment is to ideally cure or at least significantly delay disease progression....

kidney cancer
immunotherapy

KEYNOTE-564 Update Supports Benefit of Adjuvant Pembrolizumab in High-Risk Renal Cell Carcinoma

An updated analysis of the phase III KEYNOTE-564 trial continues to support the use of adjuvant pembrolizumab vs placebo in patients with renal cell carcinoma at high risk of recurrence, according to a presentation at the 2022 ASCO Genitourinary Cancers Symposium.1 At 30 months of follow-up,...

prostate cancer

Expert Point of View: Celestia S. Higano, MD

MAGNITUDE is challenging from a statistical point of view,” said formal discussant Celestia S. Higano, MD, currently Adjunct Professor, Department of Urologic Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, and formerly of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle....

Expert Point of View: Susan M. O’Brien, MD

The GAIA trial raises some important points, according to Susan M. O’Brien, MD, Associate Director for Clinical Research at the UCI Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center in Irvine, California. Dr. O’Brien co-moderated the session where Dr. Eichhorst presented study results. “The CLL14 trial...

leukemia

Improved Outcomes With Time-Limited Venetoclax Combinations vs Chemoimmunotherapy in Fit Patients With CLL

Administering time-limitedcombination regimens of venetoclax plus obinutuzumab or venetoclax plus obinutuzumab and ibrutinib was superior to chemoimmunotherapy in achieving undetectable measurable residual disease (MRD) in the peripheral blood at month 15 in fit patients with chronic lymphocytic...

hematologic malignancies

In Case You Missed It: Brief Highlights From the 2021 ASH Annual Meeting & Exposition

COVID has upended our world, and medical conferences have had to adapt to ever-shifting sands depending on the behavior of the variants of the virus that emerge. The 2021 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting & Exposition was no exception, offering a hybrid meeting for in-person...

prostate cancer
genomics/genetics

PARP Inhibitor Plus Abiraterone Benefits Subgroups of Patients With Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

The combination of the poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor niraparib plus abiraterone acetate and prednisone as first-line therapy significantly improved radiographic progression-free survival vs abiraterone and placebo alone in men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer...

prostate cancer
genomics/genetics

Comprehensive Genetic Risk Score May Predict Risk of Developing Metastatic Prostate Cancer or Death From Prostate Cancer Across Diverse Populations

A new screening tool (called PHS290) that incorporates 290 inherited genetic variants associated with prostate cancer was able to accurately identify people with high vs low lifetime risks of developing metastatic prostate cancer or dying from prostate cancer. These findings of a genetic risk...

breast cancer

Expert Point of View: Charles Shapiro, MD

Charles Shapiro, MD, Professor of Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, commented on the study findings. “MA.32 is a large, randomized placebo-controlled trial of metformin in over 3,600 women with invasive breast cancer. The rationale for...

breast cancer

Metformin Added to Standard Adjuvant Chemotherapy Fails to Improve Outcomes in Early Breast Cancer

The addition of metformin, a drug commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes, to standard adjuvant treatment failed to improve invasive disease–free survival or overall survival for hormone receptor–positive or –negative breast cancer, according to the results of a large landmark trial led by the...

breast cancer

Expert Point of View: Anne Blaes, MD

Invited discussant Anne Blaes, MD, of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, emphasized the main takeaway finding of the combined updated analysis of the SOFT and TEXT trials. “In early-stage estrogen receptor–positive breast cancer, premenopausal women who don’t require chemotherapy do very...

breast cancer

Evidence Supports Ovarian Function Suppression Plus Aromatase Inhibitor in Premenopausal Women With Early Breast Cancer

The benefits of ovarian function suppression were sustained long term for premenopausal women with hormone receptor–positive breast cancer, according to updates from SOFT and TEXT, two randomized, controlled trials, presented at the 2021 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.1 A separate large...

leukemia

Expert Point of View: Joshua Brody, MD

Joshua Brody, MD, Director of the CLL/Lymphoma Immunotherapy Program, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, who was not involved in these trials, commented: “CLL is an extremely prevalent disease affecting nearly 200,000 patients in the United States. Most patient do not require...

leukemia

Fixed-Duration Venetoclax Plus Ibrutinib Achieves Deep and Durable MRD Remissions in CLL

Two different trials presented at the 2021 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting & Exposition found that fixed-duration treatment with ibrutinib and venetoclax achieved deep and sustained undetectable measurable residual disease (MRD) status when used as first-line therapy for...

breast cancer
issues in oncology

Study Identifies Black Race as Risk Factor for Lymphedema After Axillary Dissection in Women With Breast Cancer

Black women with breast cancer had significantly higher rates of lymphedema after axillary lymph node dissection compared with Hispanic, White, and Asian women in a prospective study of breast cancer–related lymphedema presented at the 2021 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS). In fact,...

Expert Point of View: Jane N. Winter, MD

Jane N. Winter, MD, moderator of the press conference on late-breaking abstracts at the 2021 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting & Exhibition, commented on the BELINDA study in the context of two investigations that had been previously reported at the same meeting, showing...

lymphoma
immunotherapy

BELINDA Trial: CAR T-Cell Therapy Fails to Improve Outcomes in Aggressive Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

The autologous chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy tisagenlecleucel failed to improve event-free survival vs standard-of-care treatment strategies in patients with aggressive, relapsed or refractory non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), according to results of the phase III BELINDA trial,...

Expert Point of View: Laurie H. Sehn, MD, MPH

Press conference moderator, Laurie H. Sehn, MD, MPH, of the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, noted, that her center participated in the single-arm trial of mosunetuzumab. “We witnessed first-hand the tremendous capacity bispecific antibodies have to make a real difference in...

lymphoma

Mosunetuzumab Meets Primary Endpoint of Phase II Trial in Relapsed or Refractory Follicular Lymphoma

The bispecific antibody mosunetuzumab achieved deep and durable remissions as monotherapy in patients with relapsed or refractory follicular lymphoma, according to the results of a pivotal phase II trial presented at the 2021 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting & Exposition.1 In ...

breast cancer

Expert Point of View: Anne Blaes, MD

Invited discussant Anne Blaes, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, commented on Dr. Braybrooke’s study. “In 18,000 patients in randomized trials initiated before 2012, there was a 15% improvement in recurrence with the use of anthracyclines plus taxanes...

breast cancer

Anthracycline Plus Taxane Reduces Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence at 10 Years

In a large patient-level meta-analysis of 16 trials, presented at the 2021 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS),1 the combination of an anthracycline plus a taxane achieved a substantial 15% reduction in breast cancer recurrence at 10 years vs taxane chemotherapy alone, representing an...

breast cancer
gynecologic cancers

Expert Point of View: Steven J. Isakoff, MD, PhD

Steven J. Isakoff, MD, PhD, Director of Breast Cancer Clinical Research at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, found the TAMARISK study “interesting.” “Looking at genomic profiles of uterine cancer in both tamoxifen-associated uterine cancer, the researchers found a lower frequency of PIK3...

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