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breast cancer

Lisa A. Carey, MD, and Kevin Kalinsky, MD, on Advanced Breast Cancer: New Data on Abemaciclib and Fulvestrant From the postMONARCH Trial

Lisa A. Carey, MD, of University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Kevin Kalinsky, MD, of the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, discuss the first phase III findings showing a benefit of continued CDK4/6 inhibition with abemaciclib plus...

prostate cancer

Anthony M. Joshua, MBBS, PhD, on Low-Risk Prostate Cancer and Metformin: New Trial Data

Anthony M. Joshua, MBBS, PhD, of Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, discusses results from the MAST study, which explored the question of whether metformin could reduce disease progression in men with low-risk prostate cancer who are undergoing active surveillance (LBA5002).

breast cancer

Denise A. Yardley, MD, on Early Breast Cancer: Findings From the NATALEE Trial on Patients With Node-Negative Disease

Denise A. Yardley, MD, of the Sarah Cannon Research Institute, discusses the NATALEE trial, which assessed ribociclib plus a nonsteroidal aromatase inhibitor (NSAI) vs an NSAI alone in patients with hormone receptor–positive/HER2-negative early breast cancer at increased risk of recurrence,...

breast cancer

Ana C. Garrido-Castro, MD, on Managing Metastatic Breast Cancer in 2024

Ana C. Garrido-Castro, MD, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discusses recent approvals of multiple novel therapies for metastatic breast cancer, weighing their potential benefits and risks, understanding the mechanisms that drive response and resistance, and exploring how to optimally sequence them ...

breast cancer

Ana C. Garrido-Castro, MD, on Metastatic Breast Cancer: Trial Update on Sacituzumab Govitecan With or Without Pembrolizumab

Ana C. Garrido-Castro, MD, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, reports the results from the phase II SACI-IO trial in patients with hormone receptor–positive/HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer who received sacituzumab govitecan-hziy with or without pembrolizumab (LBA1004).

leukemia

Mazyar Shadman, MD, MPH, on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia: Recruiting for the CELESTIAL-TNCLL Study

Mazyar Shadman, MD, MPH, of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, discusses an ongoing phase III study of the BCL2 inhibitor sonrotoclax plus zanubrutinib vs venetoclax and obinutuzumab for patients with treatment-naive chronic lymphocytic leukemia. The investigators are recruiting internationally (see...

leukemia

Mazyar Shadman, MD, MPH, on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia: Update on BTK Inhibitors

Mazyar Shadman, MD, MPH, of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, discusses a network meta-analysis showing that zanubrutinib appears to be the most efficacious Bruton’s tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor for patients with high-risk relapsed or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia. It offers delayed...

gynecologic cancers

Katherine C. Fuh, MD, PhD, on Ovarian Cancer: New Data on Batiraxcept and Paclitaxel

Katherine C. Fuh, MD, PhD, of the University of California, San Francisco, discusses phase III findings of the AXLerate-OC trial, showing that batiraxcept with paclitaxel compared to paclitaxel alone improved progression-free and overall survival in patients with platinum-resistant recurrent...

lymphoma
immunotherapy

CAR T-Cell Therapy in Patients With Central Nervous System Lymphoma

A chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy approved for patients with large B-cell lymphoma has produced positive results in a pilot study involving patients with relapsed, treatment-resistant central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma. These findings from a small cohort were presented by Nayak et ...

breast cancer

Antibody-Drug Conjugate Plus Checkpoint Inhibitor for PD-L1–Positive, HR-Positive/HER2-Negative Breast Cancer

In patients with metastatic hormone receptor (HR)-positive/HER2-negative breast cancer unselected by PD-L1 status, adding the immune checkpoint inhibitor pembrolizumab to the antibody-drug conjugate sacituzumab govitecan-hziy resulted in a 1.9-month improvement in median progression-free survival...

leukemia

Shorter Durations of Venetoclax Yield Similar Response Rates Compared to Standard Course in AML

When combined with azacitidine, a 7-day course of venetoclax demonstrated similar remission rates and was more tolerable compared to the standard 28-day course for older or chemotherapy-ineligible patients with newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia (AML). These results from a retrospective...

leukemia
immunotherapy

Relapsed or Refractory B-Cell ALL: Novel CAR T-Cell Therapy Yields Strong Remission Rates

The novel anti-CD19 autologous chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy obecabtagene autoleucel achieved durable remissions in 40% of patients with relapsed or refractory B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) without a subsequent stem cell transplant, according to results from the phase...

American Cancer Society and ASCO Announce Expanded Patient-Centered Online Collaboration

The American Cancer Society (ACS) and ASCO today announced an expanded collaboration to make it simpler for patients to find authoritative cancer information online. The partnership between ASCO, the leading organization for cancer care providers, and ACS, the leading patient education, support,...

breast cancer

Fabrice Andre, MD, PhD, on Breast Cancer: Interim Analysis From DESTINY-Breast07

Fabrice Andre, MD, PhD, of Gustave Roussy and the Université Paris-Saclay, discusses a dose-expansion interim analysis of trastuzumab deruxtecan (T-DXd) monotherapy and T-DXd plus pertuzumab in patients with previously untreated HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer (Abstract 1009).

lung cancer

Tomasz Jankowski, MD, PhD, on Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer: New Data on a Telomere-Targeting Agent

Tomasz Jankowski, MD, PhD, of Poland’s Medical University in Lublin, discusses a phase II study of THIO, a telomere-targeting agent followed by cemiplimab-rwlc for a difficult-to-treat population of patients with advanced non–small cell lung cancer (Abstract 8601).

multiple myeloma

Xavier P. Leleu, MD, PhD, on Multiple Myeloma: Update on Isatuximab, Lenalidomide, Dexamethasone, and Bortezomib

Xavier P. Leleu, MD, PhD, of France’s Université de Poitiers and Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Poitiers, discusses phase III findings showing that isatuximab in combination with bortezomib, lenalidomide, and dexamethasone deepened responses and increased the rate of measurable residual...

kidney cancer

Toni K. Choueiri, MD, on RCC: Biomarker Analysis From the CLEAR Trial

Toni K. Choueiri, MD, of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discusses phase III findings showing that, in patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC), the benefit of lenvatinib plus pembrolizumab vs sunitinib in overall response rate does not appear to be affected by such factors as...

leukemia
lymphoma

Muhit Özcan, MD, on CLL/SLL: Report on a Still-Recruiting International Study of Nemtabrutinib, Venetoclax, and Rituximab

Muhit Özcan, MD, of Turkey’s Ankara University School of Medicine, discusses the ongoing phase III BELLWAVE-010 study of nemtabrutinib plus venetoclax vs venetoclax plus rituximab in previously treated patients with relapsed or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)/small lymphocytic...

lymphoma

FDA Approves Lisocabtagene Maraleucel for Relapsed or Refractory Mantle Cell Lymphoma

On May 30, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy lisocabtagene maraleucel (Breyanzi) for adult patients with relapsed or refractory mantle cell lymphoma who have received at least two prior lines of systemic therapy, including a...

colorectal cancer
immunotherapy

Can a Novel Combination Therapy Improve Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Outcomes?

A novel combination comprising experimental immunotherapy drugs plus chemotherapy may improve survival outcomes in previously treated patients with metastatic colorectal cancer compared to the targeted therapy regorafenib alone. These findings will be presented by Wainberg et al at the 2024 ASCO...

prostate cancer
issues in oncology
genomics/genetics

Differences in Prostate Cancer Genomics Among U.S. Veterans

Researchers have uncovered differences in the genomic makeup of metastatic prostate cancer cells among U.S. veterans that may be associated with race and ethnicity. These findings will be presented by Valle et al at the 2024 ASCO Annual Meeting (Abstract 5017). The research could translate into...

hematologic malignancies
supportive care
issues in oncology

Cyclophosphamide May Enable More Patients With High-Risk Hematologic Malignancies to Receive Stem Cell Transplants

A novel treatment strategy using cyclophosphamide-based graft-vs-host disease prophylaxis may enable more patients with high-risk hematologic malignancies to receive stem cell transplantation from mismatched unrelated donors. These findings were presented by Al Malki et al at the 2024 ASCO Annual...

For an International Expert in Gynecologic Cancer, Being Reared by Educators Who Stressed Knowledge and Service Was Key

Deputy Editor of The ASCO Post, Jame Abraham, MD, FACP, recently spoke with gynecologic cancer expert Sharmila K. Makhija, MD, MBA, about her journey to her current position as Founding Dean and Chief Executive Officer of the Alice L. Walton School of Medicine, Bentonville, Arkansas. Raised by...

Born in a Small Village in India, a Breast Cancer Expert Assumes a Leadership Role in Oncology in Cleveland and Beyond

Jame Abraham, MD, FACP, was born and reared in Kerala, a tropical state in southwestern India. Situated on the Malabar Coast, Kerala was named as one of the ten paradises of the world by National Geographic Traveler. “Along with its natural beauty, Kerala is a true melting pot. Over centuries,...

issues in oncology

FDA’s Crowdsourcing Initiative to Benefit Patient-Centric Clinical Trial Innovation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Oncology Center of Excellence (OCE) recently announced a new initiative called “Project 5 in 5.” Project 5 in 5 is a crowdsourcing initiative to ultimately identify five clinically relevant questions that can be answered through use of pragmatic...

Narratives in Oncology Through the Years

Beginning in 2012, The ASCO Post introduced Narratives in Oncology, a special commemorative issue profiling several of the many leaders in the oncology community. Over the past dozen years, many in the oncology community have been profiled in this special issue. A complete list of individuals...

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...

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....

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
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 ...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

solid tumors
issues in oncology

End-of-Life Systemic Therapy May Not Improve Survival in Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors

Systemic therapy may offer no significant improvement in overall survival in patients with advanced solid tumors, according to a recent study published by Canavan et al in JAMA Oncology. Study Methods and Results In the recent study, the investigators analyzed the de-identified data of over 78,000...

breast cancer
issues in oncology
supportive care

Bariatric Surgery May Help Reduce the Risk of Breast Cancer in Female Patients With Obesity, Hyperinsulinemia

Bariatric surgery may be associated with a reduced risk of breast cancer in female patients with obesity, especially those with hyperinsulinemia at the time of surgery, according to a recent study published by Kristensson et al in JAMA Surgery. Bariatric surgery is known to be one of the most...

lung cancer

FDA Grants Accelerated Approval to Tarlatamab-dlle for Extensive-Stage SCLC

On May 16, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval to tarlatamab-dlle (Imdelltra), a bispecific T-cell engager immunotherapy targeting delta-like ligand 3 and CD3, for patients with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer (SCLC) with disease progression on or after...

leukemia
issues in oncology

Half-Matched Family Donors May Improve ASCT Outcomes in Hispanic Patients With ALL

Researchers have found that allogeneic stem cell transplantation from a haploidentical relative may significantly increase the rate of success in Hispanic patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), according to a recent study published by Ashouri et al in Leukemia Research. Background In...

breast cancer
issues in oncology

Childhood Adiposity and Risk for Breast Cancer

Investigators have uncovered that a higher adiposity in childhood may lead to less dense tissue formation and decrease the risk of breast cancer, according to a recent study published by Vabistsevits et al in Nature Communications. Background As a result of the rising incidence of breast cancer,...

palliative care

Providing Culturally Sensitive Palliative Care to Children With Cancer

In the fall of 2023, Justin Baker, MD, took on the role of Chief of the Division of Quality of Life and Pediatric Palliative Care and Director of the Quality of Life for All Program, Stanford Medicine Children’s Health, Stanford, California. He formerly worked at St. Jude Children’s Research...

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