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issues in oncology

Cancer Incidence, Curative Treatment, and Overall Survival in the English Prison Population

In a study reported in The Lancet Oncology, Lüchtenborg et al found that the incidence of cancer increased in the prison population in England between 1998 and 2017; those with cancer were less likely to receive curative treatment and had poorer overall survival vs patients with cancer in the...

gynecologic cancers

Advanced Ovarian Cancer: Adding Ruxolitinib to Front-Line Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy Plus Interval Debulking Surgery

In a phase I/II NRG Oncology Group study reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Landen et al found that the addition of ruxolitinib to front-line paclitaxel/carboplatin neoadjuvant chemotherapy and interval debulking surgery improved progression-free survival in patients with stage III to IV ...

solid tumors
thyroid cancer

FDA Grants Accelerated Approval to Selpercatinib for Pediatric Patients With RET-Altered Metastatic Thyroid Cancer or Other Solid Tumors

On May 29, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval to the RET inhibitor selpercatinib (Retevmo) for pediatric patients aged 2 years and older with the following: Advanced or metastatic medullary thyroid cancer with a RET mutation, as detected by an FDA-approved...

breast cancer

Be Prepared: A Patient Perspective

I’m not prepared. It could be a few months, a few years, maybe longer. I don’t know how bad the verdict will be, but whatever it is, I’m not prepared. They always told us to be prepared. That was our motto. At age 7, I joined the Brownies, the beginning of 12 years of being molded by Girl Scout...

lymphoma
issues in oncology

Are Tattoos Linked to a Heightened Risk of Lymphoma?

Tattoos may be a risk factor in the development of lymphoma, according to a recent study published by Nielsen et al in eClinicalMedicine. Background A majority of individuals receive their first tattoos at a young age, exposing them to tattoo ink for a larger portion of their lives. The long-term...

solid tumors
issues in oncology
symptom management

ASTRO Releases Updated Clinical Guidelines on Radiation Therapy for Patients With Bone Metastases

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) outlined recommendations on best practices for treating patients with symptomatic bone metastases and strategies to improve their quality of life, according to updated clinical guidelines published by Alcorn et al in Practical Radiation Oncology....

breast cancer

Early Breast Cancer: ALND or SLNB for ypN-Positive Disease After Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy

In an analysis of clinical trials reported in a research letter in JAMA Oncology, Brooks et al found no differences in long-term outcomes with the use of axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) vs sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB)—usually paired with adjuvant radiotherapy—among patients with breast...

colorectal cancer

Interval Between First Colonoscopy With Negative Findings and Repeat Colonoscopy

In a Swedish cohort study reported in JAMA Oncology, Liang et al found that among individuals with no family history of colorectal cancer and a negative first screening colonoscopy, the interval to repeat colonoscopy could be extended beyond the currently recommended 10 years. Study Details   The...

pancreatic cancer
issues in oncology

Pancreatic Cancer: Sociodemographic Disparities and Fragmented Care

Investigators found that fragmented care may be more prevalent among patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma who receive single-modality neoadjuvant therapy compared with those who receive total neoadjuvant therapy, according to findings presented by Taylor et al during Digestive Disease Week (DDW) ...

leukemia
supportive care

Can Exercise Boost the Efficacy of Rituximab in Treatment of CLL?

Sessions of moderate-to-vigorous exercise may improve the efficacy of antibody therapies, such as rituximab, used to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), according to a recent study published by Collier-Bain et al in Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. The findings may demonstrate the potential of...

breast cancer

Innovative Staging System for De Novo Metastatic Breast Cancer Validated Internationally

A ground breaking staging system for de novo metastatic breast cancer has been validated in an international cohort, perhaps paving the way for more personalized care and improved outcomes for patients diagnosed with this challenging disease. The staging system, developed by surgical oncologist...

breast cancer
issues in oncology

Patient Characteristics May Impact Results of AI Algorithm–Interpreted Screening Mammograms

Investigators have found that patient characteristics such as age and race may influence false-positive results from artificial intelligence (AI)-interpreted screening mammograms, according to a recent study published by Nguyen et al in Radiology. Background Although preliminary data suggested that ...

immunotherapy

Introducing ASPIRE and STORIES: A New International Initiative for Faculty Collaboration and Patient Advocacy in Immune-Related Adverse Events

The Immune-Related Adverse Events (irAE) Consortium has launched ASPIRE and STORIES with the aim of uniting clinicians, researchers, and patients to advance clinical care and advocacy. As the indications for immune checkpoint inhibitors in oncology have rapidly expanded over the past decade, the...

lung cancer

ASCO Issues Updated Guidelines for Stage IV NSCLC With and Without Driver Alterations

ASCO has issued new evidence-based updates to two living guidelines on the treatment of stage IV NSCLC with and without driver alterations.1,2 Updated Recommendations: Stage IV NSCLC With Driver Alterations The most “extensive work” in the updates occurred in the guideline on stage IV NSCLC with...

hematologic malignancies

Rosai-Dorfman Disease: Sinus Histiocytosis With Massive Lymphadenopathy

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.”       — John D. Rockefeller The ASCO Post is pleased to present Hematology Expert Review, an ongoing feature that quizzes readers on issues in hematology. In this installment, Syed Ali Abutalib, MD, and L. Jeffrey Medeiros, MD, explore the ...

NCCN Appoints Chair, Vice-Chair of Board of Directors

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN®) has announced the election of Matt Kalaycio, MD, FACP, as Chair of the Board of Directors, with Christopher H. Lieu, MD, elected as Vice-Chair, succeeding Dr. Kalaycio in the position he has held since 2022. “The exemplary leadership from our Board...

issues in oncology

The Future of Cancer Care

The profound progress in cancer care since President Richard Nixon signed the National Cancer Act of 1971 into law is evidenced by the soaring number of cancer survivors since the law went into effect. In the 1970s, there were 3 million cancer survivors1; today, there are more than 18 million, and...

pancreatic cancer

Is a Test for Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer on the Horizon?

An investigational noninvasive exosome-based liquid biopsy shows potential for early detection of pancreatic cancer, an important unmet need, according to research presented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2024.1 When combined with the biomarker CA 19-9, the...

A Look Back on an Impactful and Inspiring Presidential Year

Serving as ASCO’s 60th President over the past year has been an honor and a privilege, said Lynn M. Schuchter, MD, FASCO, who will end her Presidential term during ASCO’s Annual Meeting, being held from May 31 to June 4, 2024, in Chicago, and welcome incoming President Robin Zon, MD, FACP, FASCO,...

Applying the Power of Knowledge to Drive Positive Change in Oncology Care

An ASCO volunteer for nearly 30 years, Robin T. Zon, MD, FACP, FASCO, is humbled and honored to be elected ASCO’s 61st President, effective during the 2024 ASCO Annual Meeting, May 31 to June 4, 2024, in Chicago and online. Dr. Zon began her 4-year term in June 2023 as President-Elect and will...

kidney cancer

KEYNOTE-564: Adjuvant Pembrolizumab Improves Overall Survival vs Placebo in Renal Cell Carcinoma

As reported in The New England Journal of Medicine by Toni K. Choueiri, MD, FASCO, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, and colleagues, the third prespecified interim analysis of overall survival in the phase III KEYNOTE-564 trial has shown significant benefit with adjuvant...

global cancer care

We Have an IDEA: United in the Fight Against Cancer

On behalf of 2024 International Development and Education Award (IDEA) awardees, we received the decision of our acceptance in this outstanding training program offering mentorship and educational opportunities for early-career oncologists and cancer researchers with great interest. This will...

lymphoma

Partnering With Patients Is Integral for a Good Outcome

About 3 years ago, I woke up from a sound sleep and was having a hard time breathing. It felt like someone was sitting on my neck, constricting my airways. I could feel prominent swelling in my lymph nodes along my neck and clavicle, and I was scared. A trip to the emergency room proved fruitless, ...

supportive care

Dance/Movement Therapy for Pediatric Oncology Patients and Their Caregivers

Guest Editor’s Note: Children with cancer and their caregivers face physical and psychosocial challenges during and after treatment. Dance/movement therapy has been used to improve well-being, promote healthy coping, and mitigate the impact of illness, but limited knowledge exists regarding its...

colorectal cancer

AI-Based Virtual Patient Navigator Boosts Colonoscopy Adherence

A novel artificial intelligence (AI)-based virtual patient navigator, MyEleanor, improved colonoscopy uptake among U.S. patients who were previously nonadherent to prior colonoscopy appointments. These findings will be presented by Moadel et al at the 2024 ASCO Annual Meeting (Abstract 100)....

Derek Raghavan, MD, PhD, FACP, FRACP, FASCO, Joins Perthera as Chief Medical Officer

Perthera, an industry leader in precision oncology decision support, recently announced that Derek Raghavan, MD, PhD, FACP, FRACP, FASCO, joined Perthera as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Raghavan is founding President of the Levine Cancer Institute and former Chair and Director of the Cleveland...

survivorship

Apply Through July 31, 2024, for Survivorship Champion’s Prize

Children’s Cancer Cause, a national advocacy group in pioneering research and innovation for pediatric cancer, announced it is accepting applications for the Survivorship Champion’s Prize. This award is presented to a group, program, or institution that has demonstrated significant advancements in...

gynecologic cancers

Influence of Menopausal Hormone Therapy on Gynecologic Cancer Incidence and Mortality

In 2002, the federally funded Women’s Health Initiative—a randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial investigating the effects of menopausal hormone therapy in healthy menopausal women—was abruptly halted when it was determined that taking estrogen and progestin hormones after menopause...

survivorship

Study Explores How Partner Relationships Impact the Well-Being of Breast Cancer Survivors

Diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer place significant stress on survivors, their partners, and their relationships. A recent study from researchers at the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University (IU)’s Schools of Nursing, Science, and Medicine is one of the first to examine the impact of...

lung cancer

ALINA Trial: Adjuvant Alectinib Improves Survival vs Platinum-Based Chemotherapy in ALK-Positive NSCLC

As reported in The New England Journal of Medicine by Yi‑Long Wu, MD, of Guangdong Lung Cancer Institute, Guangdong Provincial People’s Hospital, and colleagues, the phase III ALINA trial has shown significantly improved disease-free survival with adjuvant alectinib vs platinum-based chemotherapy...

gynecologic cancers

Noninferiority of Simple vs Radical Hysterectomy for Pelvic Recurrence in Low-Risk Cervical Cancer

As reported in The New England Journal of Medicine by Marie Plante, MD, of Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Quebec, and colleagues, the phase III CX.5 SHAPE trial has shown noninferiority of simple vs radical hysterectomy in the frequency of pelvic recurrence in women with low-risk cervical...

issues in oncology

Understanding the Legal and Ethical Challenges AI Poses in Oncology

The field of oncology is experiencing a revolution driven by artificial intelligence (AI) technology. Artificial intelligence tools are already being used in medical imaging analysis, treatment planning, and even patient counseling. These advancements hold immense promise for earlier cancer...

lung cancer

Atezolizumab/Cabozantinib vs Docetaxel in Previously Treated Metastatic NSCLC

As reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology by Joel Neal, MD, PhD, and colleagues, the phase III CONTACT-01 trial has shown no significant improvement in overall survival with the tyrosine kinase inhibitor atezolizumab (multiple targets, including MET, AXL, VEGFR2, RET, and FLT) plus the...

breast cancer

USPSTF Issues Final Recommendation Statement on Screening for Breast Cancer

On April 30, 2024, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) published a final recommendation statement on screening for breast cancer.1 The USPSTF now recommends that all women undergo screening for breast cancer every other year starting at age 40 and continuing through age 74. More...

breast cancer

Novel Approaches Show Early Activity in Endocrine-Resistant Breast Cancer

For breast cancer that is estrogen receptor–positive, CDK4/6 inhibitors, given with endocrine therapy, have become the standard of care, especially in metastatic disease. However, resistance to both endocrine therapies and CDK4/6 inhibitors is common, and new approaches are needed to counteract...

issues in oncology

HPV Vaccine Shows Prevention Efficacy for Several Types of HPV-Related Cancers in Both Males and Females

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, since the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine was introduced in the United States in 2006, HPV infections that cause most HPV-related cancers and genital warts have decreased by 88% among teenage girls and 81% among young adult women. Now, ...

breast cancer
survivorship

Most Breast Cancer Survivors Able to Achieve Pregnancy After Diagnosis, Study Finds

Research examining fertility preservation and pregnancy attempts among young women following a breast cancer diagnosis has been hampered by short-term follow-up and a lack of prospective assessment of pregnancy attempts. A new long-term study investigating fertility outcomes among young women who...

breast cancer

Use of Topical Diclofenac Gel to Prevent Capecitabine-Associated Hand-Foot Syndrome

In an Indian single-center phase III trial (D-TORCH) reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Santhosh et al found that the nonsteroidal, anti-inflammatory topical diclofenac gel significantly reduced the risk of capecitabine-associated hand-foot syndrome vs placebo gel in patients with breast ...

kidney cancer
immunotherapy

CRISPR-Edited, Off-the-Shelf CAR T-Cell Therapy Shows Proof of Concept in Renal Cell Carcinoma

Evidence from a small early trial called COBALT-RCC provides proof of concept for use of an allogeneic off-the-shelf CD70-targeted chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy called CTX130 in patients with advanced clear cell renal cell carcinoma (RCC). CTX130 is engineered using gene-editing...

issues in oncology

Study Finds the Financial Hardship Caused by Cancer Is Long-Lasting for Many Working-Age Adults

When combined with high out-of-pocket costs for cancer care, nearly 60% of working-age cancer survivors report experiencing at least one type of financial hardship, including being unable to afford medical bills, distress and worry, or delaying or forgoing needed care because of cost, according to...

bladder cancer

Pembrolizumab in High-Risk Non–Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer

As reported in The Lancet Oncology by Andrea Necchi, MD, and colleagues, findings in cohort B of the phase II KEYNOTE-057 study indicated that pembrolizumab was active in patients with bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG)-unresponsive, high-risk non–muscle invasive bladder cancer.  As noted by the...

gynecologic cancers

HPV Screening Intervals for Cervical Cancer May Be Safely Extended Beyond Current 5-Year Recommendation, Study Finds

A longitudinal cohort study published by Gottschlich et al in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention investigated the optimal interval between screening tests and the long-term risk of cervical precancer or worse (CIN2+). Researchers found that the risk of cervical precancer 8 years after ...

hepatobiliary cancer

FDA Withdraws Approval of Cholangiocarcinoma Drug Indication for FGFR Inhibitor

On May 16, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the final withdrawal of the approval of infigratinib (Truseltiq) for previously treated patients with unresectable, locally advanced, or metastatic cholangiocarcinoma with a fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 (FGFR2) fusion or other...

colorectal cancer
issues in oncology

Survival Outcomes Following Adjuvant Therapy in Patients With Clinical T2N0 Rectal Adenocarcinoma

Adjuvant therapy may be underutilized in patients with clinical T2N0 rectal adenocarcinoma, according to new findings presented by Kripalani et al at Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2024 (Abstract 439). Background Patients with clinical T2N0 rectal adenocarcinoma have disease that has spread past the...

prostate cancer
issues in oncology

Sexual Well-Being in the Female Partners of Patients With Prostate Cancer

The female partners of patients with prostate cancer may experience quality-of-life issues that impact their sexual well-being, according to a recent study published by Loeb et al in European Urology Oncology. Background Prostate cancer—one of the most common cancer types in U.S. men—and its...

hepatobiliary cancer

Gallbladder Cancer Rates Among Black Patients in the United States

Gallbladder cancer rates have been stable or declining for most Americans over the past two decades, but cases have steadily risen among Black Americans, with growing numbers of cases not being diagnosed until later disease stages, according to a study presented at Digestive Disease Week 2024...

issues in oncology

Outcomes for Cancer Drugs Initially FDA-Approved With Immature Overall Survival Data

In a study reported in The Lancet Oncology, Naci et al identified the degree to which initial U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approvals of cancer drugs based on immature overall survival data were subsequently followed by reporting of overall survival results. Study Details The study...

solid tumors
genomics/genetics
issues in oncology

Onychopapilloma May Be Linked to BAP1 Tumor Predisposition Syndrome

Researchers have discovered that the presence of a benign nail condition known as onychopapilloma may lead to the diagnosis of BAP1 tumor predisposition syndrome, according to a recent study presented by Lebensohn et al at the Society for Investigative Dermatology 2024 Annual Meeting and...

hematologic malignancies
issues in oncology

Metformin May Help Reduce the Risk of Developing Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

Treatment with metformin may be associated with a lower risk of developing myeloproliferative neoplasms over time, according to a recent study published by Kristensen et al in Blood Advances. Background Myeloproliferative neoplasms are a group of diseases that develop over long periods of time and...

gastroesophageal cancer
gastrointestinal cancer

Advanced Gastric or Gastroesophageal Junction Cancer: Addition of Relatlimab to Immunochemotherapy

In the phase II RELATIVITY-060 study, results of which were reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Susanna Hegewisch-Becker, MD, PhD, and colleagues found that the addition of the LAG-3–blocking antibody relatlimab to first-line nivolumab plus chemotherapy did not improve the objective...

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