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gynecologic cancers

Checkpoint Inhibitors Poised to Change Standard of Care in Advanced Endometrial Cancer

The addition of a checkpoint inhibitor to standard chemotherapy as first-line treatment of advanced endometrial cancer reduced the risk of disease progression or death by 70% in patients with mismatch repair–deficient (dMMR) tumors in two recent phase III studies. The results of the two...

breast cancer
immunotherapy

Summing It Up: Neoadjuvant Therapy in Triple-Negative Disease

Here is how Dr. Sharma summed up the current state of neoadjuvant therapy in triple-negative breast cancer: The addition of an immune checkpoint inhibitor to neoadjuvant chemotherapy improves long-term outcomes. This strategy can produce a modest improvement in pathologic complete response and a...

breast cancer

Which Patients With Breast Cancer Can Omit Radiotherapy?

Although advances in radiation therapy have rendered this treatment modality more tolerable, they have not completely eliminated the burden of radiation-related toxicity. In an ideal setting, clinicians would be able to identify patients whose risk of recurrence is sufficiently low that they can...

breast cancer
immunotherapy

Early-Stage Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: Optimizing Therapy

The management of early-stage triple-negative breast cancer has been evolving at a fast pace, thanks largely to the discovery that immune checkpoint blockade can be effective in this subtype. At the 2023 Miami Breast Cancer Conference, Priyanka Sharma, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of...

breast cancer
palliative care

How Effectively Are You Helping Patients With Cancer at the End of Life?

“Providing hope when there is little to hope for is hard,” noted Hyman B. Muss, MD, Professor of Medicine and the Mary Jones Hudson Distinguished Professor of Geriatric Oncology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. At the 2023 Miami...

gastrointestinal cancer

GLOW Trial: Zolbetuximab Plus CAPOX Extends Survival in Gastric Cancer Subtype

First-line treatment with zolbetuximab in combination with capecitabine and oxaliplatin (CAPOX) extended overall survival in patients with claudin-18.2 (CLDN18.2)-positive/HER2-negative locally advanced or metastatic gastric adenocarcinoma, according to results of the GLOW trial reported by Xu et...

breast cancer

Nuances in Breast Cancer Imaging for Screening and Surveillance

Breast cancer screening and imaging-based surveillance after treatment remain suboptimal, largely because of confusion in the guidelines and the fact that dense breasts are too often ignored, according to Elizabeth Morris, MD, FACR, FSBI, FISMRM, Professor and Chair of the Department of Radiology...

breast cancer

Understanding Fertility Issues in Young Patients With Breast Cancer

Young women with breast cancer have many concerns about their future fertility. How confident are you in discussing their chances of a future pregnancy, the effect of breast cancer treatment and fertility interventions on these offspring, and their risk of a compromised oncologic outcome after...

gastrointestinal cancer
immunotherapy

Elizabeth Smyth, MD, Offers Insight on KEYNOTE-859 Findings

The invited discussant of KEYNOTE-859,1 Elizabeth Smyth, MD, consultant in gastrointestinal oncology at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in the United Kingdom, called the findings “practice-changing” but cautioned that better patient selection is needed to optimally apply them....

immunotherapy
gastrointestinal cancer

KEYNOTE-859 Interim Analysis: Overall Survival Benefit for First-Line Pembrolizumab in Advanced Gastric Cancer

Results of the interim analysis of KEYNOTE-859 are in, and they confirm the overall survival benefit of first-line immunotherapy plus chemotherapy in advanced gastric cancer.1 Pembrolizumab plus a fluoropyrimidine- and platinum-containing doublet provided a statistically significant improvement in...

multiple myeloma

Dan T. Vogl, MD, Comments on Follow-up of the UK NCRI Myeloma XI Trial

Dan T. Vogl, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Director of the Abramson Cancer Center at the Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, told The ASCO Post that the follow-up of the UK NCRI Myeloma XI trial confirms the importance of...

multiple myeloma

When Can You Stop Lenalidomide Maintenance in Myeloma?

A study aimed at determining the optimal duration of lenalidomide maintenance after autologous stem cell transplantation for multiple myeloma has not answered that question, per se, but has yielded some hints that may inform future clinical trials. The follow-up analysis of the UK NCRI Myeloma XI...

breast cancer

‘Best of SABCS’: Top 7 Picks From the 2022 Meeting by Jame Abraham, MD, FACP

Among the high-quality abstract presentations at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS), a few always stand out as particularly meritorious. Each year, The ASCOPost asks our Associate Editor, breast cancer specialist Jame Abraham, MD, FACP, to give us his picks. Dr. Abraham is Chairman of ...

Expert Point of View: Aparna R. Parikh, MD

Aparna R. Parikh, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center’s Global Cancer Care Program, Boston, shared her thoughts on the C-800 study of balstilimab plus botensilimab with The ASCO Post. Noting that the...

colorectal cancer

Novel Immunotherapy Combination Shows Activity in Microsatellite-Stable Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

In heavily pretreated patients with metastatic colorectal cancer who have microsatellite-stable tumors, the novel combination of the monoclonal antibodies botensilimab and balstilimab showed clinical activity, producing durable responses and an estimated 63% overall survival rate at 12 months,...

Expert Point of View: David Wang, MD, PhD

David Wang, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and VA North Texas Health Care System, was invited to discuss the CheckMate 649 and RATIONALE 305 studies. “CheckMate 649 was the first randomized controlled trial to demonstrate a significant survival...

gastroesophageal cancer

Phase III Trials Confirm Benefit of First-Line Anti–PD-1 Inhibition Plus Chemotherapy in Gastric Cancer

Two phase III trials evaluating the addition of drugs targeting PD-1 to chemotherapy—RATIONALE 305 and CheckMate 649—confirmed the benefit of this approach as first-line therapy for advanced gastric, gastroesophageal junction, or esophageal adenocarcinoma, in findings presented at the 2023 ASCO GI...

breast cancer

Expert Point of View: Adam M. Brufsky, MD

Commenting on the study from Tata Memorial Centre for The ASCO Post, Adam M. Brufsky, MD, Professor of Medicine, Associate Chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology and Co-Director of the Comprehensive Breast Cancer Center at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, noted that the...

breast cancer

Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: Carboplatin Adds Benefit, New Study Shows

In a phase III randomized trial conducted in India, the addition of weekly carboplatin to standard taxane/anthracycline–based neoadjuvant chemotherapy improved pathologic complete response rates, event-free survival, and overall survival in patients with triple-negative breast cancer patients aged...

gastroesophageal cancer

Expert Point of View: Pretesh R. Patel, MD

Session co-moderator, Pretesh R. Patel, MD, Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, shared his thoughts on the Neo-AEGIS1 findings with The ASCO Post. “I think we continue to have equipoise about chemoradiation and perioperative chemotherapy in...

gastroesophageal cancer

Neo-AEGIS Trial Finds Two Approaches Comparable in Treating Advanced Esophageal Cancer

A randomized trial that sought to determine the optimal approach to treating locally advanced esophageal or gastroesophageal junction cancer has ended in “equipoise,” according to the investigators of the Neo-AEGIS trial. In a study reported at the 2023 ASCO GI Cancers Symposium, perioperative...

pancreatic cancer

Expert Point of View: Laura Goff, MD, MSCI

Invited discussant Laura Goff, MD, MSCI, Associate Professor of Medicine and Executive Medical Director for the Cancer Patient Care Center at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Nashville, said that with the results of NAPOLI-3, clinicians have a third effective first-line regimen for metastatic...

pancreatic cancer

First-Line NALIRIFOX Improves Survival in Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

In the phase III NAPOLI-3 trial in previously untreated patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer, the ­NALIRIFOX regimen significantly improved overall survival and progression-free survival over nab-paclitaxel plus gemcitabine.1 NALIRIFOX, which contains liposomal irinotecan, fluorouracil,...

colorectal cancer

Expert Point of View: Dustin Deming, MD

The invited discussant of the SUNLIGHT trial, Dustin Deming, MD, the ACI/Schwenn Family Association Professor in the Division of Hematology, Medical Oncology, and Palliative Care and Director of JD Fluno Colorectal Cancer Precision Medicine at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, said the findings ...

colorectal cancer

Addition of Bevacizumab to Trifluridine/Tipiracil: New Standard of Care in Refractory Colorectal Cancer

In the open-label phase III SUNLIGHT trial, the addition of bevacizumab to trifluridine/tipiracil, also known as TAS-102, significantly improved overall survival in patients with metastatic treatment-refractory colorectal cancer,1 according to Josep Tabernero, MD, Head of the Department of Medical...

multiple myeloma

Expert Point of View: Robert Rifkin, MD

Smoldering myeloma is an asymptomatic plasma cell disorder with a heterogeneous clinical behavior. Two trials presented at the 2022 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition investigated early intervention for smoldering multiple myeloma, aiming for a “curative strategy”...

multiple myeloma

Triplet and Quadruplet Regimens in Smoldering Multiple Myeloma

Combination regimens beyond lenalidomide/dexamethasone were shown to significantly delay—and potentially prevent altogether—progression from smoldering disease to active multiple myeloma, according to researchers who reported findings from two studies at the 2022 American Society of Hematology...

gastroesophageal cancer
gastrointestinal cancer
immunotherapy

KEYNOTE-859 Interim Analysis: Overall Survival Benefit for First-Line Pembrolizumab in Advanced Gastric Cancer

Results of the interim analysis of KEYNOTE-859 are in, and they confirm the overall survival benefit of first-line immunotherapy plus chemotherapy in advanced gastric cancer. Pembrolizumab plus a fluoropyrimidine- and platinum-containing doublet provided a statistically significant improvement in...

solid tumors

Abstracts of Interest on Novel Therapies for Gastrointestinal Cancers

As in the years before the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2023 ASCO GI Cancers Symposium—its 20th such gathering—played to a full ballroom. It featured a stellar lineup of experts in the field as well as high-quality, impactful research in esophageal, gastric, hepatocellular, pancreatic, biliary tract, and ...

Expert Point of View: Ajay K. Nooka, MD, MPH

Insights on findings from the phase II MonumenTAL-1 trial1 were offered by Ajay K. Nooka, MD, MPH, Professor in the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, and Medical Director of the Winship Data and Technology Applications Shared Resource, Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University School ...

multiple myeloma

Study Shows Activity of Talquetamab in Highly Refractory Multiple Myeloma

In the phase I/II MonumenTAL-1 trial, the novel bispecific antibody talquetamab produced responses in more than 70% of heavily pretreated patients with multiple myeloma.1 Of note, the safety profile confirmed results of the phase I portion of the study (recently published in TheNew England Journal...

multiple myeloma

Expert Point of View: Urvi A. Shah, MD

Urvi A. Shah, MD, Assistant Attending at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Assistant Professor at Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, moderated the session where the MagnetisMM trial updates1,2 were reported and was interviewed by The ASCO Post. Elranatamab vs Teclistamab Dr. Shah noted...

lymphoma

Complete Response to Glofitamab at End of Treatment Heralds Prolonged Remission in Lymphoma

Patients with large B-cell lymphoma who achieve a complete response to glofitamab are very likely to remain in remission 12 months after the end of treatment, according to Martin Hutchings, MD, PhD, of Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen, who reported these findings at the 2022 American Society of...

Expert Point of View: Jane N. Winter, MD and Catherine Bollard, MBChB, MD

Offering their thoughts on the study by Williams et al from the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort were Jane N. Winter, MD, Immediate Past President of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), and Catherine Bollard, MBChB, MD. Both moderated press briefings where the results were presented or discussed....

lymphoma

Many Survivors of Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma Show Signs of Neurocognitive Impairment

Long-term follow-up of survivors of childhood Hodgkin lymphoma from the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort showed signs of “epigenetic accelerated aging,” and many of these survivors had signs of neurocognitive impairment by their late 30s, researchers reported at the 2022 American Society of Hematology...

Expert Point of View: Mrinal S. Patnaik, MBBS

Mrinal S. Patnaik, MBBS, Chair of the Acute Leukemia and Myeloid Neoplasms Group and Scientific Director of the Epigenetics Developmental Laboratory and the Epigenomics Program at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, offered his thoughts on the phase II study findings of ruxolitinib’s efficacy...

leukemia

Ruxolitinib Demonstrates Clinical Activity in a Phase II Trial of Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia

In a phase II trial, treatment with the JAK2 inhibitor ruxolitinib resulted in clinical activity in two-thirds of patients with chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML) with splenomegaly or an otherwise high disease symptom burden. The magnitude of symptomatic benefit was similar to that observed in...

Expert Point of View: Joseph C. ­Alvarnas, MD

“Pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the paradigmatic success story in hematology,” said Joseph C. Alvarnas, MD, Professor in the Department of Hematology and Hematopoietic Cell Transplant, Vice President of Government Affairs, and Chief Clinical Advisor for AccessHope at City of Hope...

leukemia
immunotherapy

Blinatumomab Improves Survival in MRD-Negative, B-Cell ALL

The standard of care could be changing for adults with newly diagnosed BCR-ABL–negative B-lineage acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) who achieve measurable residual disease (MRD) negativity after induction chemotherapy. In the phase III E1910 trial by the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group, an...

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...

Expert Point of View: Julio C. Chavez, MD

Julio C. Chavez, MD, Associate Member in the Lymphoma Section of the Department of Malignant Hematology at Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, who co-moderated the session where the glofitamab study was presented, shared his thoughts with The ASCO Post. “Glofitamab has great activity in high-risk...

lymphoma

Complete Response to Glofitamab at End of Treatment Heralds Prolonged Remission in Lymphoma

Patients with large B-cell lymphoma who achieve a complete response to glofitamab are very likely to remain in remission 12 months after the end of treatment, according to Martin Hutchings, MD, PhD, of Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen, who reported these findings at the 2022 American Society of...

Expert Point of View: Maryam B. Lustberg, MD, MPH

Maryam B. Lustberg, MD, MPH, Chief of Breast Medical Oncology at Yale Cancer Center, New Haven, shared her thoughts on TROPiCS-02 with The ASCO Post. “The progression-free survival and overall survival results of the phase III TROPiCS-02 trial position sacituzumab govitecan-hziy as an important...

breast cancer

Is Efficacy of Sacituzumab Govitecan-hziy in the TROPiCS-02 Trial Dependent on Trop-2 Expression?

The latest analysis of the TROPiCS-02 breast cancer trial showed that the antibody-drug conjugate sacituzumab govitecan-hziy is effective in patients with a wide range of Trop-2 expression levels. The findings were reported at the 2022 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium by Hope S. Rugo, MD, FASCO, ...

Expert Point of View: Virginia Kaklamani, MD, Lori J. Pierce, MD, ­FASTRO, FASCO, and Eric Winer, MD, FASCO

Press briefing moderator Virginia Kaklamani, MD, Professor of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio and leader of the Breast Cancer Program at UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center, said the findings from RxPONDER and those regarding the tumor microenvironment of metastasis (TMEM) doorway are ...

breast cancer
issues in oncology

Despite Similar Recurrence Scores, Breast Cancer Outcomes Differ by Race

Suboptimal treatment, which often underlies worse outcomes for cancer in racial minorities, did not explain a recent finding from the landmark RxPONDER study: non-Hispanic Black women with hormone receptor–positive, HER2-negative, lymph node–positive breast cancer had worse outcomes compared with...

Expert Point of View: Polly Niravath, MD and Virginia Kaklamani, MD

The invited discussant of the SOFT analysis was Polly Niravath, MD, Associate Professor and Director of the Cancer Survivorship Program at Houston Methodist Hospital in Texas. She noted that the study evaluated the use of the Breast Cancer Index (BCI) as a prognostic tool in early hormone...

breast cancer

SOFT Analysis: Breast Cancer Index May Identify Which Patients Need Ovarian Suppression

In an analysis of the SOFT trial, the Breast Cancer Index accurately identified premenopausal women with hormone receptor–positive early breast cancer who may benefit from ovarian function suppression in addition to adjuvant endocrine therapy. The findings were reported by Ruth O’Regan, MD, Chair...

Expert Point of View: David Wang, MD, PhD

“We can say with confidence that based on the results of the SPOTLIGHT trial,1 zolbetuximab is the first molecularly targeted therapy since [trastuzumab in] the TOGA trial,2 exclusive of immune checkpoint inhibitors, to demonstrate a statistically significant survival benefit in the first-line...

solid tumors

Subset of Patients With Advanced Gastric Cancer May Benefit From Claudin18.2-Targeted Agent Zolbetuximab

Initial data from the global phase III SPOTLIGHT trial may herald the use of a new targeted agent for a subset of patients with advanced gastric or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma.1 The addition ofzolbetuximab, which targets the transmembrane protein claudin18.2 (CLDN18.2), to chemotherapy ...

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