Alejandra Méndez Romero, MD, PhD, of Erasmus University Medical Center, discusses findings that show high local control rates with stereotactic body radiation for patients in this large published series, most of whom had colorectal cancer (Abstract 230).
Daniel M. Trifiletti, MD, of the Mayo Clinic, discusses study findings showing that, between two different radiation doses (30 Gy/10 fractions vs 37.5 Gy/15 fractions), there was no difference in the time to cognitive failure, tumor control, or overall survival for patients with brain metastases...
Hani M. Babiker, MD, of the The University of Arizona, discusses an emerging treatment that inhibits the mitotic spindle and disrupts tumor cell growth. The method has been approved by the FDA to treat some cancers and data show improved progression-free and overall survival (Abstracts 2055, 8551,...
Christopher Sweeney, MBBS, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Ian D. Davis, MBBS, PhD, of Monash University and Eastern Health, discuss the Australian and New Zealand Urogenital and Prostate Cancer Trials Group, working globally to speed clinical research in and treatment of urogenital cancers.
Brian C. Baumann, MD, of Washington University School of Medicine, discusses study findings that showed, for adults with locally advanced cancer across five different disease sites, proton chemoradiotherapy was associated with significantly reduced acute adverse events, with no difference in...
Toni K. Choueiri, MD, and Sarah Abou Alaiwi, MD, both of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discuss the association of polybromo-associated BAF-type mutations with overall survival in patients with different solid tumors treated with checkpoint inhibitors (Abstract 103).
Craig R. Nichols, MD, of the Testicular Cancer Commons and the SWOG Group Chair's Office, discusses the superior outcomes obtained at high-volume centers, the impracticality of referring all patients to such centers, and the international efforts to develop virtual collaborations on salvage...
Stefanie C. Fischer, MD, of Manchester Cancer Research Centre and The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, discusses an international retrospective analysis of the rare clinical scenario of men relapsing after adjuvant treatment with bleomycin/etoposide/cisplatin for clinical stage I nonseminoma...
David Palma, MD, PhD, of the London Health Sciences Centre, discusses study findings on improvement in survival following stereotactic ablative radiation for oligometastatic tumors (Presentation 5 in PL 01).
Lalan S. Wilfong, MD, of Texas Oncology, discusses reducing the use of a white blood cell growth factor treatment in advanced and incurable solid tumors for patients treated at a community oncology practice.
Apostolia-Maria Tsimberidou, MD, PhD, of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses findings on clinical outcomes, including long-term survival, according to the pathway targeted and treatment period (Abstract LBA2553).
Jeffrey M. Holzbeierlein, MD, of the University of Kansas Medical Center, summarizes key abstracts on long-term sexual function in germ cell tumor survivors, sentinel node biopsy in clinical stage I testicular cancer, the impact of Medicaid expansion on diagnosis and management of patients with...
Linda Mileshkin, MBBS, of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, discusses phase Ib trial findings on the anti–PD-1 monoclonal antibody BGB-A317 in combination with the PARP inhibitor BGB-290 in advanced solid tumors.
Jeffrey M. Lemons, MD, of the University of Chicago, discusses early safety and efficacy findings from a small study on pembrolizumab and multiorgan-site ablative stereotactic body radiotherapy in patients with advanced solid tumors (Abstract 20).
David M. Hyman, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses findings on the efficacy of larotrectinib, a selective tropomyosin receptor kinase inhibitor, in adult and pediatric cancers. (Abstract LBA2501)
Shridar Ganesan, MD, PhD, of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, discusses mutation burden as a biomarker of response to immune checkpoint therapy in nine solid cancers.
Prasad S. Adusumilli, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses a way to promote functional persistence of CAR T cells as an ideal strategy for solid tumor immunotherapy.
Stephen Gottschalk, MD, of Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital, discusses combining CAR T cells with checkpoint blockade or targeted treatments to improve their antitumor activity in solid tumors.
George J. Bosl, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Karim Fizazi, MD, PhD, of Gustave Roussy and the University of Paris Sud, offer the “pro” and “con” viewpoints for treatment intensification in patients with poor-prognosis germ cell tumors with unfavorable marker decline.
Lawrence H. Einhorn, MD, of the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center, summarizes his keynote lecture on the controversies in management of clinical stage I testicular cancer and the long-term consequences of platinum combination chemotherapy.
Mohammad Abu Zaid, MD, of Indiana University Simon Cancer Center, discusses findings from a multicenter study of North American testicular cancer survivors, their prevalence of hypertension, risk factors for metabolic syndrome, and the need for screening and treatment (Abstract 102).
Philippe Rochigneux, MD, of the Paoli Calmettes Institute, Marseille Cancer Center, discusses in French his findings on the high rates of chemotherapy used at the end of life for metastatic solid cancer, especially in young patients treated in high-volume centers without a palliative care unit....
Philippe Rochigneux, MD, of the Paoli Calmettes Institute, Marseille Cancer Center, discusses his findings on the high rates of chemotherapy used at the end of life for metastatic solid cancer, especially in young patients treated in high-volume centers without a palliative care unit. (Abstract...
Janessa J. Laskin, MD, of the British Columbia Cancer Agency, discusses the ways in which availability of tumor gene expression data facilitates clinical decision-making for patients with advanced cancers. (Abstract 1519O)
John D. Hainsworth, MD, of the Sarah Cannon Research Institute, discusses early findings from this umbrella basket study on targeted treatment, outside of current drug indications, for different types of advanced solid tumors (Abstract LBA11511).
Priscilla K. Brastianos, MD, of Massachusetts General Hospital, discusses genomic characterization of brain metastases and paired primary tumors, which could reveal potential therapeutic targets (Abstract 2905).
Christopher J. Sweeney, MBBS, of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, reviews important presentations on testicular cancer, including dose intensification for first-line therapy of metastatic disease, and what physicians need to know about the molecular genetics of testicular cancer.
Nicholas D. James, BSc, MBBS, PhD, of the University of Warwick, gives his expert perspective on treatment advances in urothelial cancers.
Bishoy M. Faltas, MD, of Weill Cornell Medical College, discusses his team’s work using whole exome sequencing, which may have important implications for selecting patients for immunotherapeutic approaches (Abstract 354).
Dean F. Bajorin, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, summarizes a panel discussion on this important topic.
Matthew Smith, MD, PhD, of the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, discusses the best use of approved therapies for tumors that have spread to the bone.
Dung T. Le, MD, from Johns Hopkins University Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, reports findings on this agent, which showed promising activity in patients with previously treated progressive, advanced cancer (Abstract 195).