Advertisement

Search Results

Advertisement



Your search for The ASCO Post Staff matches 2774 pages

Showing 51 - 100


Caryn Lerman, PhD, Elected President of the AACI

Caryn Lerman, PhD, is the new President of the Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI). Dr. Lerman is Director of the University of Southern California (USC) Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center in Los Angeles and Associate Dean for Cancer Programs and the H. Leslie and Elaine S. Hoffman...

bladder cancer
immunotherapy

FDA Grants Regular Approval to Enfortumab Vedotin-ejfv for Locally Advanced or Metastatic Urothelial Cancer

On July 9, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved enfortumab vedotin-ejfv (Padcev), a Nectin-4–directed antibody and microtubule inhibitor conjugate, for adult patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial cancer who have previously received a PD-1 or PD-L1 inhibitor...

multiple myeloma
covid-19

Study Finds Response to COVID-19 Vaccination Varies Widely in Patients With Multiple Myeloma

Patients with multiple myeloma had a wide variety of responses to COVID-19 vaccines—in some cases, no detectable response at all—pointing to the need for antibody testing and precautions for these patients after vaccination, according to a study published by Van Oekelen et al in Cancer Cell. Mount...

colorectal cancer

Is There a Link Between Use of Antibiotics and Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer?

Study findings presented by Perrott et al at the ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer (Abstract SO-25) showed that the use of antibiotics may be linked to colon tumor formation across all patient age groups, especially in those younger than 50 years. These results raise fresh concerns...

Annual Report to the Nation: Rapid Decrease in Lung Cancer and Melanoma Deaths Lead Overall Continued Decline in Cancer Death Rate

Overall cancer death rates continue to decline in men and women for all racial and ethnic groups in the United States, according to the latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer. During 2001 to 2018, declines in lung cancer death rates accelerated, and death rates for melanoma...

colorectal cancer

Using ctDNA to Measure Minimal Residual Disease in Patients With Colorectal Cancer

A team of investigators in Japan used a personalized assay for circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) levels in plasma to monitor minimal residual disease following surgery in patients with resectable colorectal cancer. Their subgroup analysis found statistically significant associations between ctDNA...

pancreatic cancer

Molecular Imaging May Improve the Staging and Treatment of Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma

For patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, molecular imaging may improve staging and clinical management of the disease, according to research published by Röhrich et al in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. In a retrospective study of patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas, the...

issues in oncology

Study Recommends Improvements for Cancer Care at Network Sites

New research published in JNCCN—Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network assessed the quality of cancer care delivered through extended sites coordinated by some of the country’s largest cancer centers. The study was developed to implement strategies for disseminating discoveries and...

gynecologic cancers
global cancer care

New Recommendations From WHO and HRP for the Screening and Treatment of Cervical Cancer

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Human Reproduction Programme (HRP)—the main instrument within the United Nations system for research in human reproduction—have launched a new guideline to help countries make faster progress, more equitably, in the screening and treatment of cervical...

breast cancer

Study Finds Reduced Treatment Delays for Patients With Breast Cancer May Improve Survival Rates

Research published by Pratt et al in Annals of Surgical Oncology showed an increase in survival rates when treatment options—surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation—are completed within 38 weeks from the time of diagnosis for patients with breast cancer.  Optimal Treatment Duration The observational...

issues in oncology

Individualized Nutritional Support for Patients With Cancer

Among 506 hospitalized patients with cancer at risk of malnutrition, individualized nutritional support reduced the risk of mortality compared to consumption of standard hospital food. The findings from a preplanned secondary analysis of the prospective, randomized, multicenter EFFORT trial,...

immunotherapy
skin cancer

FDA Approves Expanded Indication for Pembrolizumab in Locally Advanced Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma

On July 6, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved an expanded label for pembrolizumab, an anti–PD-1 agent, as monotherapy for patients with locally advanced cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma that is not curable by surgery or radiation. This approval is based on data from the second...

genomics/genetics

Study Explores Co-occurring Mutations in HER2 and HER3

Mutations in a gene related to HER2, a gene frequently implicated in breast cancers and a variety of other malignancies, can amplify activity that spurs tumor growth, according to a new study. The findings, published by Hanker et al in Cancer Cell, could explain why many patients with HER2...

covid-19

Study Suggests Substantial Delays in Diagnosis and Treatment for Cancer During the COVID-19 Pandemic

A new study has found evidence of the adverse effects the COVID-19 pandemic had on cancer detection and surgical treatments. The study, published by Robin Yabroff, PhD, MBA, and colleagues in JNCI: The Journal of the National Cancer Institute, found a 10.2% decline in real-time electronic pathology ...

FDA Pipeline: Recent Designations in NSCLC, Leukemia, and Lymphoma

Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued regulatory decisions related to treatments for non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), acute leukemia, and mantle cell lymphoma. Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Adagrasib in Advanced NSCLC With KRAS G12C Mutation On June 24, 2021, the...

FDA Approves Alternative to E coli–Derived Asparaginase for Leukemia and Lymphoma

On June 30, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved asparaginase Erwinia chrysanthemi (recombinant)-rywn (Rylaze) as a component of a multiagent chemotherapeutic regimen for the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and lymphoblastic lymphoma in adult and pediatric...

issues in oncology
gynecologic cancers

Association Between Increased BMI and Endometrial Cancer Risk in Asian Women With Postmenopausal Bleeding

The link between obesity and the risk of endometrial cancer has been well documented. A recent study, however, showed that an even lower body mass index (BMI) than previously thought may be associated with an increased risk in Asian women with postmenopausal bleeding. The findings by Liu et al were ...

breast cancer
gynecologic cancers

Study Examines Impact of COVID-19 on Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Programs

The total number of cancer screening tests received by women through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (Early Detection Program) declined by 87% for breast cancer and 84% for cervical cancer during April 2020 as...

Study Examines Mechanisms of Resistance in Early-Stage Breast Cancer After Endocrine Plus CDK4/6 Therapy

About 80% of breast cancer cases are hormone receptor–positive, according to the American Cancer Society. Patients with estrogen receptor–positive breast cancer generally are treated using therapy that inhibits both estrogen levels and cell-cycle activity, but about 90% of patients with metastatic...

prostate cancer

Immunotherapy May Be Effective for Subset of Patients With Prostate Cancer

In recent years, cancer immunotherapy has been effective in treating patients with immunogenic—or “hot”—tumors with increased levels of inflammation and the presence of immune cells in and around the tumors. Prostate cancer, however, is considered a “cold” tumor, with few immune cells recognizing...

Are Patients With Primary Lung Cancer Detected by Low-Dose CT at Reduced Risk of Brain Metastases?

Patients with primary lung cancer detected using low-dose computed tomography (CT) screening may be at reduced risk for developing brain metastases after diagnosis, according to a study published in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology. The researchers, led by Summer Han, PhD, of Stanford University...

FDA Encourages Inclusion of Patients With Incurable Cancers in Oncology Clinical Trials Regardless of Prior Therapies

On June 24, 2021, Richard Pazdur, MD, Director of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Oncology Center of Excellence and Acting Director of the Office of Oncologic Diseases in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, made the following statement: “Today, the FDA issued a draft...

Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center–Jefferson Health Names Andrew Aplin, PhD, Deputy Director for Scientific Strategy

Andrew E. Aplin, PhD, has been appointed Deputy Director for Scientific Strategy of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (SKCC)–Jefferson Health. Dr. Aplin, who is Associate Director for Basic Research at SKCC and the Kalbach-Newton Professor in Cancer Research, assumed the role on June 1, 2021. As...

NIH Names Marie A. Bernard, MD, Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, has selected Marie A. Bernard, MD, as NIH’s next Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity (COSWD). Dr. Bernard will lead NIH’s effort to promote diversity, inclusiveness, and equity throughout the biomedical research...

Gauri Varadhachary, MD, Compassionate Leader, Caring and Brilliant Physician, Dies at 52

Gauri Varadhachary, MD, Clinical Professor in Gastrointestinal (GI) Medical Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, died on June 5, 2021. She was 52. A member of the MD Anderson community for nearly 20 years, Dr. Varadhachary was remembered for her dedication to her patients, ...

Dana-Farber and Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center to Connect Patients to Cancer Services

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center (HSNHC) in Dorchester, Massachusetts, have entered into an agreement to connect patients to cancer prevention, education, diagnosis, and treatment services. This program, based out of Dana-­Farber’s Cancer Care Equity...

Pancreatic Cancer Center of Excellence to Leverage Research and Clinical Care Innovations for Patients

The University of North Carolina (UNC) Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center has established the Pancreatic Cancer Center of Excellence to bring together cancer center faculty with a broad range of expertise—from laboratory, translational, and clinical research to drug development, biostatistics,...

MD Anderson and Broad Institute Launch New Translational Research Platform Focused on Rare Cancers

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard recently announced the launch of a new translational research platform to study rare cancers and develop a first-of-its-kind resource for the scientific community. The joint initiative will create a catalog ...

John D. Carpten, PhD, FAACR, to Join the AACR Board of Directors

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) recently announced that John D. Carpten, PhD, FAACR, has been elected by the association to serve on its Board of Directors. Dr. Carpten has accepted the position previously held by Karen E. Knudsen, MBA, PhD, who is stepping down to fulfill her...

Inaugural Vice Chair for Diversity & Health Equity Appointed by NYU Langone/NYU Grossman School of Medicine

New York University (NYU) Langone/NYU Grossman School of Medicine recently announced that Kathie-Ann Joseph, MD, MPH, has been promoted to the rank of Professor in Surgery. Dr. Joseph has also assumed the rank of Professor in Population Health. In addition, Dr. Joseph has been named the inaugural...

Innovator in Treatment of Infectious Diseases, Francisco Marty, MD, Dies at 53

The Brigham and Women’s hospital community mourns the loss of Francisco Marty, MD, of the Division of Infectious Diseases, who died April 8, 2021, after a tragic accident while hiking in the Dominican Republic. He was 53. A member of the Brigham community for more than 20 years, Dr. Marty is...

geriatric oncology

Do Community Oncologists Have Access to Geriatric Specialty Care for Older Patients?

As our population rapidly ages, the burden of cancer incidence increases accordingly, creating an urgent need for greater and more incisive research on the diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship issues for older adults with cancer. Given the numerous challenges faced by today’s busy oncologists, a...

Young Urologist of the Year Award Winners

Established by Michael C. Ost, MD, MBA, the 2012–2013 American Urological Association Young Urologists Committee Chair, the Young Urologist of the Year Award is presented annually to select early-career association members in recognition of their efforts and commitment to advancing the development...

AACR CEO Margaret Foti, PhD, MD (hc), to Receive Gallery of Success Award From Temple University

Margaret Foti, PhD, MD (hc), Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), has been selected as a Temple University Gallery of Success honoree for 2021. Each year, Temple University showcases exceptional alumni from its 17 schools and colleges in its Gallery...

Cynthia M. Yoshida, MD, Honored Nationally for Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates

Cynthia M. Yoshida, MD, is one of six winners of a national award recognizing health-care providers and institutions for their work to increase colorectal cancer screening rates. Dr. Yoshida, a gastroenterologist and medical leader of the University of Virginia (UVA) Cancer Center’s Colorectal...

Chanita Hughes-Halbert, PhD, to Advance Cancer Equity at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

Chanita Hughes-Halbert, PhD, will join the University of Southern California (USC) Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center as Associate Director for Cancer Equity, a newly created position, and the Keck School of Medicine of USC as Professor and Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Preventive...

Mary Daly, MD, PhD, FACP, Receives NCCN’s 2021 Rodger Winn Award

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) recently presented Mary B. Daly, MD, PhD, FACP, Professor in the Department of Clinical Genetics and Director of the Risk Assessment Program at Fox Chase Cancer Center, with the Rodger Winn Award. The Rodger Winn Award is given annually to one NCCN...

multiple myeloma

Cristina Gasparetto, MD, on Multiple Myeloma: Selinexor, Carfilzomib, and Dexamethasone in Carfilzomib-Nonrefractory Patients

Cristina Gasparetto, MD, of Duke University, discusses findings from a study that suggests patients with heavily pretreated multiple myeloma benefit from weekly selinexor, carfilzomib, and dexamethasone, which was reported to be active, with an overall response rate of 78% and an overall...

hematologic malignancies

Ruben A. Mesa, MD, on Myelofibrosis, Transfusion Independence, and Momelotinib

Ruben A. Mesa, MD, of UT Health San Antonio Cancer Center, discusses new findings on momelotinib, a potent JAK1, JAK2, and ACVR1 inhibitor with clinical activity against hallmark features of myelofibrosis such as anemia and splenomegaly. Results showed that transfusion independence was associated...

hematologic malignancies

Claire Harrison, MD, DM, on Myelofibrosis: Fedratinib as First-Line Therapy After Prior Ruxolitinib

Claire Harrison, MD, of Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital, discusses survival results from the JAKARTA and JAKARTA2 trials, which showed that fedratinib, an oral JAK2 inhibitor, significantly improved progression-free survival vs placebo as a first-line treatment for patients with myelofibrosis...

lymphoma
immunotherapy

Martin Hutchings, MD, PhD, on Hodgkin Lymphoma: Brentuximab Vedotin With Chemotherapy

Martin Hutchings, MD, PhD, of Copenhagen University Hospital, discusses a 5-year update of the phase III ECHELON-1 study, which suggested brentuximab vedotin plus doxorubicin, vinblastine, and dacarbazine benefits patients with previously untreated stage III or IV classical Hodgkin lymphoma...

multiple myeloma
immunotherapy

Philippe Moreau, MD, on Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma: Daratumumab Maintenance vs Observation

Philippe Moreau, MD, of University Hospital Hôtel-Dieu, discusses findings from the CASSIOPEIA trial, Part 1, on daratumumab maintenance vs observation in patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma who have been treated with bortezomib, thalidomide, and dexamethasone, with or without...

multiple myeloma
leukemia

Martin Kaiser, MD, on Myeloma and Plasma Cell Leukemia: Transplantation Plus Daratumumab/CVRD Therapy

Martin Kaiser, MD, of The Institute of Cancer Research and Royal Marsden Hospital, discusses findings from the UK OPTIMUM/MUKNINE trial on the depth of response and minimal residual disease status in patients with ultra-high–risk newly diagnosed multiple myeloma and plasma cell leukemia who were...

lymphoma

Gaurav Goyal, MD, on DLBCL: Comparing R-CHOP and R-EPOCH for Overall Survival Benefits

Gaurav Goyal, MD, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, reports on findings from a large multi-institutional database study, which showed there was no apparent difference in overall survival between R-CHOP and R-EPOCH among patients with advanced-stage MYC-rearranged, double-hit, or...

head and neck cancer
survivorship

Study Explores Taste and Smell Dysfunction in Head and Neck Cancer Survivors

Most survivors of head and neck squamous cell cancers report that their sense of taste is dulled, changed, or lost during radiation treatment. In a study of taste and smell dysfunction in 40 cancer survivors, scientists found that the tips of these individuals' tongues were significantly less...

bladder cancer

Study Finds Patients With Bladder Cancer and Ureteric Obstruction May Safely Receive Chemotherapy

A study published by Strother et al in BJU International found that patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer can safely receive cisplatin-based neoadjuvant chemotherapy, even when their tumors are blocking their kidneys. The findings suggest that patients with the most serious type of this...

multiple myeloma
hematologic malignancies
gynecologic cancers
prostate cancer

FDA Pipeline: Priority Reviews in Multiple Myeloma, Cervical Cancer, Neutropenia, and Myelofibrosis

Over the past month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Priority Review to therapies for multiple myeloma, cervical cancer, chemotherapy-induced neutropenia, and myelofibrosis. The FDA also granted a number of Breakthrough Therapy designations, including those for treatments in ...

prostate cancer
issues in oncology

Neeraj Agarwal, MD, on Treatment Patterns and Disparities in Patients With Prostate Cancer

Neeraj Agarwal, MD, of Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah, discusses three studies that examined real-world treatment patterns and utilization of advanced therapies in men with metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer, which served to highlight the ways in which Black men...

leukemia
immunotherapy

Bijal D. Shah, MD, on CLL: CAR T-Cell Therapy With Brexucabtagene Autoleucel

Bijal D. Shah, MD, of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, discusses phase II results of the ZUMA-3 study, which evaluated brexucabtagene autoleucel (KTE-X19), an anti-CD19 CAR T-cell therapy, in adults with relapsed or refractory B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (Abstract 7002).

lung cancer
immunotherapy

Martin Reck, MD, PhD, on NSCLC: Nivolumab, Ipilimumab, and Chemotherapy for Advanced Disease

Martin Reck, MD, PhD, of LungenClinic, discusses a 2-year update of the CheckMate 9LA study, which sought to determine whether nivolumab plus ipilimumab combined with two cycles of chemotherapy is more effective than four cycles of chemotherapy alone as a first-line treatment for patients with...

Advertisement

Advertisement



Advertisement