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breast cancer

Expert Point of View: Nancy Chan, MD

Nancy Chan, MD, Director of Breast Cancer Clinical Research at NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center, New York, commented on the monarchE analysis for The ASCO Post. She noted that the study investigated the addition of adjuvant abemaciclib (an oral CDK4/6 inhibitor) to endocrine therapy in a...

breast cancer

Update From monarchE: Benefit of Abemaciclib Increases Over Time in Early-Stage Breast Cancer

Results of a planned interim overall survival analysis of the phase III monarchE trial offered further support for the addition of abemaciclib to adjuvant endocrine therapy for patients with hormone receptor–positive, HER2-negative, node-positive, high-risk disease, according to Stephen R.D....

lymphoma

How Experts Treat Mantle Cell Lymphoma in First Complete Response

Options are growing in the treatment of mantle cell lymphoma after complete response. At the 2022 Pan Pacific Lymphoma Conference,1 the use of these newer strategies in older patients was discussed by Brad S. Kahl, MD, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Lymphoma Service at Washington...

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...

multiple myeloma

Elranatamab Induces Responses in Many Patients With Resistant Multiple Myeloma in Phase II Trial

The promise of bispecific monoclonal antibodies in multiple myeloma continues to heighten as yet another one appears to be active. In a study reported at the 2022 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition,1 almost two-thirds of patients with triple-refractory disease who...

pancreatic cancer

NAPOLI-3: First-Line NALIRIFOX Regimen Improves Overall 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. NALIRIFOX contains liposomal irinotecan, fluorouracil, leucovorin,...

Expert Point of View: Solange Peters, MD, PhD

The formal discussant of ARC-7 was Solange Peters, MD, PhD, Chair of Medical Oncology, Centre D’Oncologie Chuv, Lausanne University Hospital, Switzerland, and President of the European Society for Medical Oncology. Dr. Peters described how TIGIT (T-cell immunoglobulin and ITIM domain) plays a role ...

lung cancer

Anti-TIGIT Antibody May Boost the Benefit of Immunotherapy in Stage IV Lung Cancer

In a phase II study of stage IV non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), domvanalimab, a novel antibody that blocks T-cell immunoglobulin and ITIM domain (TIGIT), when added to anti–PD-1 zimberelimab immunotherapy resulted in improved response rates and progression-free survival compared with...

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...

gastroesophageal cancer
gastrointestinal cancer

Subset of Patients With Advanced Gastric/GEJ Cancer May Benefit From CLDN18.2-Targeted Drug Zolbetuximab: SPOTLIGHT Study

Initial data from the global phase III SPOTLIGHT trial could herald the use of a new targeted agent for a subset of patients with advanced gastric or gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) adenocarcinoma. First-line treatment with zolbetuximab, which targets the transmembrane protein claudin 18.2...

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...

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

ASH 2022: Multiple Myeloma Highlights

The 2022 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition was full of interesting abstracts in multiple myeloma. In addition to full coverage of several important presentations, The ASCO Post offers readers quick takes on some studies that could be practice-changing and others...

Expert Point of View: Carlos L. Arteaga, MD and William Sikov, MD

“There is a clear suggestion from SERENA-2 that camizestrant might be a better treatment than fulvestrant,” said press briefing moderator Carlos L. Arteaga, MD, Director of the Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center and Associate Dean of Oncology Programs at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas. “As ...

breast cancer

SERENA-2 Trial: Camizestrant Improves Progression-Free Survival in Advanced Breast Cancer

The oral selective estrogen receptor degrader (SERD) camizestrant improved progression-free survival, as compared with fulvestrant, in previously treated postmenopausal women with advanced breast cancer in the phase II SERENA-2 trial. These results were reported at the 2022 San Antonio Breast...

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...

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...

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...

breast cancer

Expert Point of View: Aditya Bardia, MD, MPH

Aditya Bardia, MD, MPH, Director of Breast Cancer Research and Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School, and attending physician at Mass General Cancer Center, Boston, commented on the RIGHT Choice trial. Based on this study, he noted, few patients should be excluded from treatment with...

breast cancer

Ribociclib Plus Endocrine Therapy vs Combination Chemotherapy for Patients With Breast Cancer: Focus on Those in Visceral Crisis

According to findings from the phase II RIGHT Choice trial, many premenopausal patients with metastatic hormone receptor–positive, HER2-negative breast cancer experiencing visceral crisis are best treated with first-line ribociclib plus endocrine therapy rather than with chemotherapy.1 Ribociclib,...

lung cancer
immunotherapy

In Stage IV NSCLC, Anti-TIGIT Antibody Boosts Immunotherapy Benefit

In the phase II ARC-7 study, when domvanalimab, a novel antibody that blocks T-cell immunoglobulin and ITIM domain (TIGIT), was added to immunotherapy for patients with stage IV non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), the combination resulted in improved response rates and progression-free survival...

breast cancer
immunotherapy

Efficacy of Sacituzumab Govitecan in TROPiCS-02 Trial Not Dependent on Trop-2 Expression

The latest analysis of the TROPiCS-02 breast cancer trial shows that 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, Professor of Medicine and...

breast cancer

MonarchE Update: Benefit of Abemaciclib Increases Over Time

Results of a planned interim overall survival analysis of the phase III monarchE trial offer further support for the addition of abemaciclib to adjuvant endocrine therapy for patients with hormone receptor–positive, HER2-negative, node-positive, high-risk breast cancer, according to Stephen R.D....

Expert Point of View: Erica Michelle Stringer-Reasor, MD

Invited discussant Erica Michelle Stringer-Reasor, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of the Breast Cancer Program at the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, said the exploratory analysis of KEYNOTE-522 established the value of using residual...

breast cancer

Pembrolizumab Plus Chemotherapy for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: Clinical Implications of Residual Cancer Burden

An exploratory analysis of KEYNOTE-522, which established the benefit of neoadjuvant pembrolizumab plus chemotherapy in triple-negative breast cancer, has now provided data to further describe prognosis and possibly guide treatment.1 In the study, presented at the 2022 ASCO Annual Meeting,...

Expert Point of View: Véronique Diéras, MD

The invited discussant of the phase I/II study of patritumab deruxtecan (HER3-DXd) was Véronique Diéras, MD, of the Eugène Marquis Centre, Rennes, France. She commented that HER3-DXd showed promising activity across breast cancer subtypes with heavily pretreated metastatic breast cancer. She...

breast cancer

Study Finds Patritumab Deruxtecan Active in HER3-Expressing Metastatic Breast Cancer

The HER3-directed antibody-drug conjugate patritumab deruxtecan (HER3-DXd) showed activity in patients with heavily pretreated HER3-expressing metastatic breast cancer in a phase I/II study. Ian E. Krop, MD, PhD, Associate Director, Yale Cancer Center, New Haven, Connecticut, presented these...

Expert Point of View: Fabrice André, MD, PhD

Fabrice André, MD, PhD, Professor of Medical Oncology at the Gustave Roussy Cancer Center, Villejuif, France, and Chairman of the Biomarker Group at UNICANCER, provided comments on the stage IIA cohort of the PALLAS trial. “The key message from PALLAS1 is there is no signal for efficacy of...

breast cancer

PALLAS Trial: No Benefit Reported for Adjuvant Palbociclib in Stage IIA Hormone Receptor–Positive, HER2-Negative Breast Cancer

In a preplanned analysis of the stage IIA cohort of the PALLAS trial, the addition of adjuvant palbociclib to standard endocrine therapy did not improve outcomes over endocrine therapy alone. This finding suggests this agent provides no benefit in reducing the risk of early relapse in patients with ...

hepatobiliary cancer
immunotherapy

Expert Point of View: Robin Kate Kelley, MD

Robin Kate Kelley, MD, Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, was invited to discuss the results of LEAP-002.1 She said the main takeaway is that lenvatinib monotherapy is active as a preferred first-line agent for fit patients who have contraindications to...

hepatobiliary cancer
immunotherapy

Lenvatinib Plus Pembrolizumab in Hepatocellular Carcinoma: LEAP-002 Fails to Meet Co-primary Endpoints

The highly anticipated final analysis of the phase III LEAP-002 trial failed to meet expectations, as first-line treatment with lenvatinib plus pembrolizumab did not significantly improve outcomes in unresectable advanced hepatocellular carcinoma. Both progression-free survival and overall survival ...

head and neck cancer
immunotherapy

Expert Point of View: Glenn J. Hanna, MD, and Sherene Loi, MD, PhD

The ASCO Post asked for comment from Glenn J. Hanna, MD, Director of the Center for Salivary and Rare Head and Neck Cancers, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Hanna said it is important to put the findings of KEYNOTE-4121 into context...

head and neck cancer
immunotherapy

KEYNOTE-412: Pembrolizumab Plus Chemoradiation Falls Short in Locally Advanced Head and Neck Cancer

Pembrolizumab plus chemoradiation failed to demonstrate a statistically significant improvement in event-free survival vs chemoradiation alone in patients with locally advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, but favorable numerical trends were demonstrated, according to results of the phase ...

breast cancer
immunotherapy

Expert Point of View: Shom Goel, MBBS, PhD

The invited discussant of the post hoc analysis of TROPiCS-02 was Shom Goel, MBBS, PhD, Laboratory Group Leader at the University of Melbourne and a consultant oncologist at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Australia. Dr. Goel noted there remains much to learn about the HER2-low subset of...

breast cancer
immunotherapy

TROPiCS-02: Efficacy of Sacituzumab Govitecan Within HER2-Negative Subsets of Breast Cancer

In a post hoc analysis of the phase III TROPiCS-02 trial, sacituzumab govite­can-hziy improved efficacy outcomes in HER2-negative immunohistochemistry (IHC) subgroups.1 Results were consistent with those of the intent-to-treat population of hormone receptor–positive/HER2-negative advanced breast...

skin cancer
immunotherapy

Expert Point of View: Ignacio Melero, MD, PhD

Ignacio Melero, MD, PhD, Professor of Immunology and Co-Director of the Department of Immunology and Immunotherapy at the Clinica Universidad de Navarra in Spain, was the invited discussant of the M14TIL study. He noted that a 50% relative reduction in the risk of disease progression is impressive...

skin cancer
immunotherapy

Prolonging Remission in Anti–PD-1 Refractory Melanoma With Tumor-Infiltrating Lymphocyte Therapy

For the first time in a multicenter randomized trial, T-cell therapy has been shown to improve outcomes in a solid tumor. In the phase III M14TIL trial, first-line or second-line treatment with tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL) led to a 50% reduction in disease progression or death from advanced ...

breast cancer

Expert Point of View: Meritxell Bellet Ezquerra, MD, PhD, and Sung-Bae Kim, MD, PhD

The MONARCH 3 study’s invited discussant, Meritxell Bellet Ezquerra, MD, PhD, a senior researcher at the Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology in Barcelona, commented: “The second interim analysis for overall survival in MONARCH 31 indicates a positive trend, which was also observed for the subgroup...

breast cancer

Overall Survival in Two Monarch Trials of Abemaciclib in Advanced Breast Cancer

Overall survival results from two trials of abemaciclib in advanced breast cancer were reported at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress 2022. Both MONARCH 3 and monarcHER previously met their primary endpoints of progression-free survival. The current results for overall...

Expert Point of View: Jean-Yves Blay, MD, PhD

The invited discussant of the DeFi trial was Jean-Yves Blay, MD, PhD, General Director of the Center Bérard, Lyon, France, and President of Unicancer, the French Federation of Cancer Centers. He called the DeFi study a “rigorous trial” in a “representative population” that “introduces a new class...

solid tumors

DeFi Trial: Novel Gamma Secretase Inhibitor Halts Progression of Desmoid Tumors

Patients with rare desmoid tumors may finally have an effective treatment. A first-in-class gamma secretase inhibitor, nirogacestat, led to an improvement in progression-free survival in the phase III DeFi trial. The results were presented during the Presidential Symposium at the European Society...

skin cancer
immunotherapy

Expert Point of View: Alexander M.M. Eggermont, MD; Omid Hamid, MD; and James Larkin, PhD

The results of SWOG S18011 were met with enthusiasm by attendees at the Presidential Symposium of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress 2022. The ASCO Post captured the thoughts of several melanoma experts, who had somewhat different ideas about the immediate clinical...

skin cancer
immunotherapy

SWOG S1801: Addition of Neoadjuvant Pembrolizumab to Adjuvant Pembrolizumab Yields Benefits in High-Risk Resectable Melanoma

In resectable stage III to IV melanoma, three cycles of neoadjuvant pembrolizumab followed by adjuvant pembrolizumab was significantly more beneficial than adjuvant pembrolizumab alone, based on the results of the phase II SWOG S1801 trial presented in a Presidential Symposium at the European...

Expert Point of View: James Larkin, PhD and Andrea Cercek, MD

Invited discussant James Larkin, PhD, a clinical researcher at the Royal Marsden Hospital, London, commented on the findings from NICHE-2.1 “These striking data are consistent with the recent report in locally advanced mismatch repair–deficient [dMMR] rectal cancer from Memorial Sloan Kettering.2...

colorectal cancer

NICHE-2: ‘Unprecedented’ Waterfall Plot Achieved With Neoadjuvant Immunotherapy in dMMR Colon Cancer

Treatment with neoadjuvant immunotherapy in colon cancer resulted in major pathologic responses in 95% of patients, NICHE-2 investigators reported at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress 2022.1 Additionally, after 4 weeks of nivolumab plus ipilimumab, 67% of patients with...

Expert Point of View: Christian U. Blank, MD, PhD

Christian U. Blank, MD, PhD, Professor of Internal Medicine, staff member at Netherlands Cancer Institute, Professor at the University of Regensburg in Germany, and founding member of the International Neoadjuvant Melanoma Consortium, was the invited discussant of the MD Anderson study of...

skin cancer
immunotherapy

Phase II Trial Reports High Response Rates With Neoadjuvant Cemiplimab in Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma

In an international, multicenter phase II clinical trial, almost two-thirds of patients with stage II to IV cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma had tumors nearly or completely eradicated by neoadjuvant treatment with cemiplimab-rwlc, an agent targeting PD-1. The results were presented at the European ...

leukemia

Richter Transformation Remains Challenging, but Better Treatments Are on the Horizon

Richter transformation, usually a diffuse large B-cell lymphoma developing in a person with CLL, remains a challenging entity, but novel regimens look promising, as described at the 2022 Pan Pacific Lymphoma Conference by Matthew S. Davids, MD, MMSc, Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard...

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