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lung cancer
genomics/genetics

FLAURA2 Trial: Osimertinib Plus Chemotherapy Improves Outcomes in Advanced EGFR-Positive NSCLC

First-line treatment with osimertinib plus platinum-based chemotherapy achieved a statistically significant and clinically meaningful progression-free survival improvement compared with osimertinib alone in patients with advanced epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-mutated non–small cell lung...

Expert Point of View: Andrea Apolo, MD

Invited discussant Andrea Apolo, MD, of the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, emphasized that the EV-302/KEYNOTE-A39 and CheckMate 901 trials mark a significant achievement. “Outperforming chemotherapy in first-line therapy is monumental for our field. The two studies presented are...

bladder cancer

Two Studies Show Improved Survival With Novel Front-Line Combinations in Advanced Urothelial Carcinoma

Two phase III trials presented at a Presidential Symposium during the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress 2023 showed an overall survival benefit for patients with advanced urothelial cancer. The results from both studies were hailed as practice-changing. The EV-302/KEYNOTE-A39...

Expert Point of View: Marina C. Garassino, MD

“CheckMate 77T shows very promising results to support the use of perioperative nivolumab in resectable NSCLC,” said formal discussant Marina C. Garassino, MD, of the University of Chicago. “In particular, the trial demonstrated that patients could achieve incredible disease control rates. These...

lung cancer

Perioperative Nivolumab Plus Chemotherapy Improves Event-Free Survival in Resectable Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer

A perioperative regimen of neoadjuvant nivolumab plus chemotherapy followed by surgery and adjuvant nivolumab achieved a statistically significant and clinically meaningful improvement in event-free survival compared with neoadjuvant chemotherapy plus placebo followed by surgery and adjuvant...

Expert Point of View: Matthew Hatton, MBChB, MSc, FRCP, FRCR and Charles Simone, MD

Invited discussant Matthew Hatton, MBChB, MSc, FRCP, FRCR, a consultant and Honorary Professor in Clinical Oncology at Weston Park Cancer Center, Sheffield, UK, pointed out that the original analysis of RTOG 0617 was disappointing and failed to find evidence that intensity-modulated radiation...

lung cancer

Comparing Two Radiation Therapy Techniques for Locally Advanced NSCLC: Focus on Toxicity

Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) reduced the risk of toxicity to the lungs and radiation exposure to the heart vs three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT) for the treatment of locally advanced non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), according to a planned long-term prospective...

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: 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: 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,...

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 ...

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 ...

lung cancer
genomics/genetics

Expert Point of View: Roy S. Herbst, MD, PhD

Roy S. Herbst, MD, PhD, cautioned that although FLAURA2 is a positive result, most patients will still develop drug resistance. “The result is really good and clearly positive, but if you look at the survival curves, there is still early overlap in a way that makes it unlikely this combination will ...

lung cancer
genomics/genetics

FLAURA2 Trial: Osimertinib Plus Chemotherapy Improves Outcomes in Advanced EGFR-Positive NSCLC

First-line treatment with osimertinib plus platinum-based chemotherapy achieved a statistically significant and clinically meaningful progression-free survival improvement compared with osimertinib alone in patients with advanced epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-mutated non–small cell lung...

kidney cancer

More on Renal Cell Carcinoma From ASCO 2023: Focus on Atezolizumab Plus Cabozantinib vs Cabozantinib Alone

The addition of the monoclonal antibody atezolizumab to the tyrosine kinase inhibitor cabozantinib failed to improve progression-free survival and overall survival vs cabozantinib alone in patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (previously treated with an immune checkpoint inhibitor) in the...

lung cancer

More on Treatments Under Study in NSCLC From ASCO 2023

Two phase III trials presented at the 2023 ASCO Annual Meeting explored treatments under study for patients with non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In an exploratory analysis of the CodeBreaK 200 trial, the KRAS inhibitor sotorasib was compared with docetaxel chemotherapy in subsets of patients...

gynecologic cancers

AI-Based Tool Aids in Diagnosis of Cervical Cancers and Precancers

A new artificial intelligence (AI)-based diagnostic tool for colposcopy examinations may improve the accuracy of diagnosing cancerous and precancerous cervical lesions, including cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN), according to a retrospective validation study presented at the 2023 ASCO...

hepatobiliary cancer
immunotherapy

Expert Point of View: Peter Paul Yu, MD, FACP, FASCO

ASCO EXPERT Peter Paul Yu, MD, FACP, FASCO, commented on the implications of the study presented by Zhao et al. Dr. Yu is Physician-in-Chief at the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute. “Tumor microbiome studies are at the cutting edge of precision medicine metabolomics,” Dr. Yu stated....

hepatobiliary cancer
immunotherapy

Gut Microbiome Differs in Responders and Nonresponders to Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors in Patients With HCC

In patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), gut microbiome characteristics differed between those who had durable responses to immunotherapy and those who did not, according to a retrospective study presented at the 2023 ASCO Breakthrough meeting.1 The presence of Clostridium...

colorectal cancer

Expert Point of View: Peter Paul Yu, MD, FACP, FASCO

ASCO EXPERT Peter Paul Yu, MD, FACP, FASCO, commented on these GALAXY trial findings. He noted the results of this current study and others planned will establish the role of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) monitoring for risk of recurrence and guidance for adjuvant therapy. Dr. Yu is...

colorectal cancer

Predicting Recurrence in Colorectal Cancer Using Postoperative Circulating Tumor DNA Dynamics

Postoperative molecular residual disease detected by circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) at 4 weeks after resection has emerged as the strongest prognostic risk factor for disease-free survival in patients with resected colorectal cancer. This finding was observed regardless of BRAF V600E status and...

prostate cancer

Study Shows Exercise May Improve Sexual Function in Men With Prostate Cancer

It seems that exercise is good for almost everything, including prostate cancer. In fact, exercise had a positive effect on sexual function and enjoyment in men with prostate cancer, according to a recent study presented at the 2023 ASCO Breakthrough meeting by lead study author Daniel Galvão, PhD, ...

breast cancer
gastrointestinal cancer
supportive care
covid-19

Updates on Cancer Therapies Under Study From 2023 ASCO Breakthrough

Presented here are some brief summaries of novel therapies under study from the 2023 ASCO Breakthrough meeting in Yokohama, Japan. The subjects range from new observations about a HER2-directed bispecific antibody and systemic treatment of gastric cancer to an option for treating hand-foot syndrome ...

bladder cancer
immunotherapy

Expert Point of View: Xin Gao, MD

Xin Gao, MD, Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School, Genitourinary Cancers Program, Mass General Cancer Center, commented on the results from TROPHY-U-01 cohort 2. “These data add to the overall data on the efficacy of sacituzumab govitecan in patients with metastatic urothelial cancer. This...

bladder cancer
immunotherapy

Sacituzumab Govitecan-hziy Achieves Response After Disease Progression on Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor in Metastatic Urothelial Cancer

Treatment with the antibody-drug conjugate sacituzumab govitecan-hziy achieved an objective response rate of 32% in platinum-ineligible patients with metastatic urothelial cancer who experienced disease progression on an immune checkpoint inhibitor, according to the primary analysis of the...

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,...

bladder cancer
genomics/genetics

Expert Point of View: Daniel P. Petrylak, MD

“Clinically, the implications [of the THOR trial] are clear in that all metastatic urothelial cancers should be tested for FGFR mutations,” stated invited discussant Daniel P. Petrylak, MD, of Yale School of Medicine. “This should be done at the beginning of treatment for metastatic disease, as it...

bladder cancer
genomics/genetics

THOR Trial: Erdafitinib Improves Outcomes vs Chemotherapy in FGFR-Altered Advanced Urothelial Carcinoma

Targeted treatment with the fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) inhibitor erdafitinib significantly improved overall survival, progression-free survival, and objective response rates compared with investigator’s choice of chemotherapy in patients with advanced urothelial cancers and FGFR2/3...

Expert Point of View: Monica Chatwal, MD

Medical oncologist Monica Chatwal, MD, of Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida, commented on the take-home points from the ARASENS trial. “The ARASENS trial continues to show a survival benefit for a triplet therapy approach in metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer with androgen-deprivation ...

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...

Expert Point of View: Oliver Sartor, MD

The results of recent trials of PARP (poly [ADP-ribose] polymerase) inhibitor plus second-generation androgen receptor inhibitor combinations have had varying results in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. Some trials suggest the benefit is confined to those with BRCA mutations and/or...

prostate cancer

PROpel Trial: Improvement in Progression-Free Survival With First-Line Olaparib Plus Abiraterone in Metastatic Prostate Cancer

The addition of the PARP (poly [ADP-ribose] polymerase) inhibitor olaparib to standard-of-care abiraterone in the first-line setting of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer achieved longer progression-free survival vs abiraterone alone, as demonstrated in the final results of the phase...

prostate cancer

Three Studies From ASCO 2023 Focus on Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

Presented here are summaries of three abstracts from the 2023 ASCO Annual Meeting that are pertinent for patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. The first two focus on men with homologous recombinant repair (HRR) gene alterations, including BRCA1/2. In the first study,...

Expert Point of View: Sumanta K. Pal, MD, FASCO

“Hats off to the investigators for the first comparison of triplet to doublet in advanced renal cell carcinoma. This is also the first results using a contemporary control group. The study met its primary endpoint,” said Sumanta K. Pal, MD, FASCO, Co-Director of the Kidney Cancer Program, City of...

kidney cancer
immunotherapy

COSMIC-313: Triplet Therapy Is Active in Renal Cell Carcinoma, but Toxicities Pose a Challenge

The addition of cabozantinib to nivolumab plus ipilimumab prolonged progression-free survival in untreated intermediate-risk patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC), according to the first results of the phase III COSMIC-313 trial. These findings were presented as a Presidential Symposium ...

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: David A. Braun, MD, PhD

David A. Braun, MD, PhD, of Yale Cancer Center, was the formal discussant of the abstract on the 4-year follow-up of the CLEAR trial. “We have made remarkable progress [in advanced renal cell carcinoma] and are now in the combination era of immunotherapy-based therapy and immunotherapy-based...

kidney cancer

CLEAR Trial: Continued Survival Benefit With First-Line Lenvatinib Plus Pembrolizumab in Advanced Kidney Cancer

At extended follow-up, lenvatinib plus pembrolizumab showed sustained superiority over sunitinib for overall and progression-free survival as first-line treatment for advanced renal cell carcinoma.1 The majority of the benefit was observed in intermediate- and poor-risk subgroups, according to the...

Expert Point of View: Ann S. LaCasce, MD, MMSc

Formal discussant of the SWOG S1826 abstract, Ann S. LaCasce, MD, MMSc, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, said she was “excited” by these results. “The data speak for themselves. Nivolumab plus AVD [doxorubicin, vinblastine, dacarbazine] should be the treatment of choice, with more...

lymphoma

SWOG S1826: Nivolumab Plus AVD Surpasses Standard-of-Care Combination Regimen in Patients With Advanced Hodgkin Lymphoma

The addition of nivolumab, an immune checkpoint inhibitor, to chemotherapy significantly improved progression-free survival in adults and children with advanced classical Hodgkin lymphoma with reduced toxicity compared with standard-of-care brentuximab vedotin plus chemotherapy, according to the...

Expert Point of View: Daniel G. Stover, MD

Formal discussant Daniel G. Stover, MD, of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, said the SONIA and PALMIRA trials raised several questions. Can CDK4/6 inhibitors be personalized and differentiated? Can patients delay treatment with these agents? Should all patients receive a...

breast cancer

Should CDK4/6 Inhibitors Be a First-Line Option for Advanced Hormone Receptor–Positive, HER2-Negative Breast Cancer?

Two studies presented at the 2023 ASCO Annual Meeting challenge the use of CDK4/6 inhibitors as part of upfront treatment of advanced hormone receptor–positive, HER2-negative breast cancer. The first, the SONIA trial, found that first-line treatment with CDK4/6 inhibitors led to greater toxicity...

prostate cancer

Three Studies From ASCO 2023 Focus on Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

Presented here are summaries of three abstracts from the 2023 ASCO Annual Meeting that are pertinent for patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. The first two focus on men with homologous recombinant repair (HRR) gene alterations, including BRCA1/2. In the first study,...

bladder cancer
genomics/genetics

Expert Point of View: Daniel P. Petrylak, MD

“Clinically, the implications [of the THOR trial] are clear in that all metastatic urothelial cancers should be tested for FGFR mutations,” stated invited discussant Daniel P. Petrylak, MD, of Yale School of Medicine. “This should be done at the beginning of treatment for metastatic disease, as it...

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