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lung cancer

Osimertinib Therapy Poised to Become New Standard of Care for Unresectable Stage III EGFR-Mutated NSCLC

Osimertinib significantly improved progression-free survival compared with placebo in patients with unresectable stage III EGFR-mutated non–small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) following definitive chemoradiotherapy. These findings of the phase III LAURA trial suggest that osimertinib may become a new...

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...

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...

multiple myeloma

Linvoseltamab Achieves High Response Rates in Relapsed or Refractory Myeloma

The investigational bispecific antibody linvoseltamab (targeting B-cell maturation antigen [BCMA] and CD3) achieved high response rates with acceptable safety in heavily pretreated patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma, according to results of the phase I/II LINKER-MM1 study...

gastroesophageal cancer

Bispecific Antibody Plus Chemotherapy Improves Survival in Patients With Gastric or Gastroesophageal Junction Cancer

Treatment with the first-in-class PD-1/CTLA-4 bispecific antibody cadonilimab plus XELOX (capecitabine, oxaliplatin) chemotherapy demonstrated a survival advantage for patients with advanced gastric or gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) adenocarcinoma as first-line treatment, regardless of PD-L1...

breast cancer

Selective Targeting of PARP1 in Early-Phase Study Shows Activity in Breast Cancer

Saruparib, a first-in-class PARP1-­selective inhibitor, was reported to have favorable safety and anticancer activity in heavily pretreated patients with breast cancer harboring homologous recombination–repair (HRR) mutations, according to the results of the phase I/II PETRA study presented at the...

colorectal cancer

Adagrasib Plus Cetuximab: Potential Option for KRAS G12C–Mutated Colorectal Cancer

Although KRAS was once considered an untargetable mutation, KRAS inhibitors are now approved for the treatment of KRAS-mutated non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and are emerging as a potential option for the treatment of KRAS G12C–mutated colorectal cancer in combination with other therapies....

bladder cancer

Adjuvant Pembrolizumab: A New Option for High-Risk Muscle-Invasive Urothelial Cancer

Adjuvant use of the PD-1 inhibitor pembrolizumab achieved a statistically significant and clinically meaningful improvement in disease-free survival in patients with high-risk muscle-invasive urothelial carcinoma vs observation after surgical resection, according to an interim analysis of the phase ...

prostate cancer

Cabozantinib Plus Atezolizumab Improves Progression-Free Survival

The combination of the tyrosine kinase inhibitor cabozantinib (multiple targets, including MET, AXL, VEGFR2, RET, and FLT ) plus the monoclonal antibody atezolizumab achieved statistically significant improvement in progression-free survival compared with second-line novel hormonal therapy in...

bladder cancer

Enfortumab Vedotin Plus Pembrolizumab Yields Benefit in Key Subgroups With Advanced Urothelial Cancer

The combination of the nectin-4–directed antibody-drug conjugate enfortumab vedotin-ejfv plus the PD-1 inhibitor pembrolizumab achieved favorable rates of progression-free survival, overall survival, and objective responses compared with chemotherapy among key subgroups of patients with previously...

prostate cancer

Expert Point of View: Kim N. Chi, MD

Formal discussant of the BRCAAway trial, Kim N. Chi, MD, of the British Columbia Cancer–Vancouver Center, University of British Columbia, Canada, said this study supports the use of PARP inhibitors in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer and homologous recombination–repair...

prostate cancer

Olaparib Plus Abiraterone and Prednisone Improves Outcomes Over Single Agents in BRCA-Mutated Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

First-line treatment with the PARP inhibitor olaparib plus the androgen biosynthesis inhibitor abiraterone acetate and the steroid prednisone improved progression-free survival and response rates compared with either treatment alone (ie, olaparib or abiraterone plus prednisone) in patients with...

kidney cancer

Expert Point of View: Pedro Barata, MD, MSc, FACP

Invited discussant of KEYNOTE-564, Pedro Barata, MD, MSc, FACP, of the University Hospital Seidman Cancer Center, Cleveland, said the reasons for the disparate results in these two adjuvant trials of checkpoint inhibitors were likely the result of many factors. “Factors such as histology, different ...

kidney cancer

Two Adjuvant Therapy Studies Show Divergent Outcomes With PD-1 Inhibitors in Renal Cell Carcinoma

In the third prespecified interim analysis of the phase III KEYNOTE-564 trial,1 adjuvant treatment with the PD-1 inhibitor pembrolizu­mab significantly improved overall survival compared with placebo in patients with intermediate- or high-risk clear cell renal cell carcinoma (RCC). However, a...

Expert Point of View: Carlos L. Arteaga, MD

Carlos L. Arteaga, MD, commented on the findings of the PREFERABLE-EFFECT trial: “This is a wonderful study about what has been obvious to all of us—exercise improves quality of life. Most oncologists probably recommend it, but not necessarily in the structured and rigorous way this study did. We...

breast cancer

Patients With Advanced Breast Cancer May Gain Multiple Benefits From Exercise as Part of Palliative Care

Although current ASCO guidelines recommend exercise for patients with breast cancer during adjuvant therapy with curative intent, the guidelines state that more study is needed regarding the effects of exercise for patients with metastatic breast cancer. The results of the PREFERABLE-EFFECT trial...

breast cancer

Some Patients With Breast Cancer May Safely Avoid Locoregional Irradiation After Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy

It may be possible for some patients with breast cancer to avoid adjuvant regional nodal irradiation safely, according to the results of the NRG Oncology/NSABP B-51/RTOG 1304 clinical trial presented at the 2023 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.1 These findings particularly apply to patients...

breast cancer

IDEA Trial: Might Radiation One Day Be Safely Omitted for Younger, Favorable-Risk, Postmenopausal Patients With Breast Cancer?

Investigators used low recurrence scores on a genomic assay as guidance for selection of favorable-risk patients, and they found most postmenopausal patients (aged 50–69) with stage I hormone receptor–positive breast cancer who omitted adjuvant radiation therapy but continued endocrine therapy for...

breast cancer

Expert Point of View: Laura Huppert, MD

Invited discussant Laura Huppert, MD, of the University of California, San Francisco, Comprehensive Cancer Center, focused her remarks on the need for biomarkers for selection of immunotherapy as part of neoadjuvant chemotherapy for hormone receptor–positive, HER2-negative breast cancer. “Hormone...

breast cancer

Neoadjuvant Chemoimmunotherapy Improves Pathologic Complete Response Rates in Subgroup Analysis of KEYNOTE-756

Pembrolizumab added to neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by adjuvant pembrolizumab plus endocrine therapy improved pathologic complete responses in patients with early-stage, high-risk, estrogen receptor (ER)-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer, according to updated results of the phase III...

breast cancer

Long-Term Follow-up Supports Postneoadjuvant T-DM1 Over Trastuzumab in Early, High-Risk, HER2-Positive Breast Cancer

At a median follow-up of 8.4 years, adjuvant use of ado-trastuzumab emtansine (T-DM1) continued to improve invasive disease–free survival and overall survival compared with trastuzumab in patients with HER2-positive early breast cancer with residual invasive disease after neoadjuvant therapy. These ...

breast cancer

Expert Point of View: Heather Han, MD

Heather Han, MD, Research Director, Department of Breast Oncology, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, commented on the latest update from the NATALEE trial: “Despite the established standard adjuvant therapy, many patients with hormone receptor–positive, early-stage breast cancer (including stages...

breast cancer

NATALEE Trial: Long-Term Results on Ribociclib Combination Therapy in Early-Stage Breast Cancer

Invasive disease–free survival continued to be significantly improved for patients with hormone receptor–positive, HER2-negative, early-stage breast cancer who received the CDK4/6 inhibitor ribociclib plus a nonsteroidal aromatase inhibitor compared with a nonsteroidal aromatase inhibitor alone....

breast cancer

Novel PI3K Inhibitor as Part of Triplet Improves Outcomes in Hormone Receptor–Positive, HER2-Negative Breast Cancer

The addition of inavolisib to first-line treatment with palbociclib plus fulvestrant more than doubled progression-free survival in patients with recurrent PIK3CA-mutated, hormone receptor–positive, HER2-negative advanced breast cancer, according to a late-breaking primary analysis of the phase III ...

Expert Point of View: Valentina Guarneri, MD

Invited discussant of the HER2CLIMB-02 trial, Valentina Guarneri, MD, of Padeva Istituto Oncologica Veneto, Italy, hailed these results as important, especially for patients with HER2-positive breast cancer and brain metastases. However, she noted, “HER2CLIMB-02 is not likely to challenge the...

breast cancer

HER2CLIMB-02: Tucatinib Plus T-DM1 Extends Progression-Free Survival vs T-DM1 Alone in Advanced HER2-Positive Breast Cancer

Adding the antibody-drug conjugate ado-trastuzumab emtansine (T-DM1) to the HER2-targeted agent tucatinib extended progression-free survival by about 2 months vs treatment with T-DM1 alone among patients with unresectable, locally advanced or metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer, according to...

kidney cancer

Expert Point of View: Lisa Pickering, PhD, FRCP

Invited discussant Lisa Pickering, PhD, FRCP, Consultant Medical Oncologist at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, London, considered belzutifan to be a major advance in renal cell carcinoma (RCC). “LITESPARK-005 met both its primary endpoints of progression-free survival and overall response...

kidney cancer

Belzutifan: New Standard in Previously Treated Renal Cell Carcinoma

Belzutifan is a first-in-class, oral hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)-2α inhibitor, and active HIF-2α is a key oncogenic driver in clear cell renal cancer. The manufacturer has filed a new drug application for the treatment of adults with RCC who experienced disease progression after PD-1/PD-L1– and...

breast cancer

IDEA Trial: Might Radiation One Day Be Safely Omitted for Younger, Favorable-Risk, Postmenopausal Patients With Breast Cancer?

Investigators used low recurrence scores on a genomic assay as guidance for selection of favorable-risk patients, and they found most postmenopausal patients (aged 50–69) with stage I hormone receptor–positive breast cancer who omitted adjuvant radiation therapy but continued endocrine therapy for...

prostate cancer

High-Risk Localized Prostate Cancer: Survival Benefit With Long-Term ADT and Dose-Escalated Radiation Therapy

Men with high-risk localized prostate cancer had a significant survival benefit when treated with a more intensified regimen of dose-escalated radiation therapy plus long-term androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) vs standard radiation therapy plus ADT, according to long-term follow-up from the...

kidney cancer
immunotherapy

Subcutaneous vs Intravenous Nivolumab in Advanced Clear Cell RCC

In previously treated patients with advanced or metastatic clear cell renal cell carcinoma, a subcutaneous formulation of nivolumab was found to be noninferior to the intravenous formulation, which is standard of care for nivolumab in renal cell carcinoma and other cancers. Compared with...

prostate cancer
genomics/genetics

Is HRR Testing Underused in Patients With Prostate Cancer?

Despite being recommended in prostate cancer guidelines, homologous recombinant repair (HRR) mutation analysis is widely underused in patients with prostate cancer, according to real-world data presented at the 2024 ASCO Genitourinary Cancers Symposium (Abstract 210). A major implication of these...

prostate cancer

More Intensified Salvage Regimen for Prostate Cancer Does Not Impair Health-Related Quality of Life

In patients with biochemically recurrent prostate cancer after radical prostatectomy, a more intensified regimen of abiraterone acetate/prednisone plus apalutamide improved outcomes and did not lead to decrements in specific domains of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) vs treatment with...

breast cancer

Expert Point of View: Laura Huppert, MD

Invited discussant Laura Huppert, MD, of the University of California, San Francisco, Comprehensive Cancer Center, focused her remarks on the need for biomarkers for selection of immunotherapy as part of neoadjuvant chemotherapy for hormone receptor–positive, HER2-negative breast cancer. “Hormone...

breast cancer

Neoadjuvant Chemoimmunotherapy Improves Pathologic Complete Response Rates in Subgroup Analysis of KEYNOTE-756

Pembrolizumab added to neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by adjuvant pembrolizumab plus endocrine therapy improved pathologic complete responses in patients with early-stage, high-risk, estrogen receptor (ER)-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer, according to updated results of the phase III...

breast cancer

Expert Point of View: Heather Han, MD

Heather Han, MD, Research Director, Department of Breast Oncology, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, commented on the latest update from the NATALEE trial: “Despite the established standard adjuvant therapy, many patients with hormone receptor–positive, early-stage breast cancer (including stages...

breast cancer

NATALEE Trial: Long-Term Results on Ribociclib Combination Therapy in Early-Stage Breast Cancer

Invasive disease–free survival continued to be significantly improved for patients with hormone receptor–positive, HER2-negative, early-stage breast cancer who received the CDK4/6 inhibitor ribociclib plus a nonsteroidal aromatase inhibitor compared with a nonsteroidal aromatase inhibitor alone....

breast cancer

Novel PI3K Inhibitor as Part of Triplet Improves Outcomes in Hormone Receptor–Positive, HER2-Negative Breast Cancer

The addition of inavolisib to first-line treatment with palbociclib plus fulvestrant more than doubled progression-free survival in patients with recurrent PIK3CA-mutated, hormone receptor–positive, HER2-negative advanced breast cancer, according to a late-breaking primary analysis of the phase III ...

breast cancer

Long-Term Follow-up Supports Postneoadjuvant T-DM1 Over Trastuzumab in Early, High-Risk, HER2-Positive Breast Cancer

At a median follow-up of 8.4 years, adjuvant use of ado-trastuzumab emtansine (T-DM1) continued to improve invasive disease–free survival and overall survival compared with trastuzumab in patients with HER2-positive early breast cancer with residual invasive disease after neoadjuvant therapy. These ...

Expert Point of View: Carlos L. Arteaga, MD

Carlos L. Arteaga, MD, commented on the findings of the PREFERABLE-EFFECT trial: “This is a wonderful study about what has been obvious to all of us—exercise improves quality of life. Most oncologists probably recommend it, but not necessarily in the structured and rigorous way this study did. We...

breast cancer

Patients With Advanced Breast Cancer May Gain Multiple Benefits From Exercise as Part of Palliative Care

Although current ASCO guidelines recommend exercise for patients with breast cancer during adjuvant therapy with curative intent, the guidelines state that more study is needed regarding the effects of exercise for patients with metastatic breast cancer. The results of the PREFERABLE-EFFECT trial...

breast cancer

Some Patients With Breast Cancer May Safely Avoid Locoregional Irradiation After Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy

It may be possible for some patients with breast cancer to avoid adjuvant regional nodal irradiation safely, according to the results of the NRG Oncology/NSABP B-51/RTOG 1304 clinical trial presented at the 2023 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.1 These findings particularly apply to patients...

Expert Point of View: Christopher J. Sweeney, MBBS

Invited discussant of the PSMAfore trial, Christopher J. Sweeney, MBBS, Director of the South Australian Immunogenics Cancer Institute, University of Adelaide, Australia, congratulated the authors for a well-powered, controlled phase III trial. “The study showed clear documentation of...

prostate cancer

LuPSMA: Another Treatment Option for Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

The use of lutetium-177–labeled PSMA-617 (LuPSMA) improved radiographic progression–free survival by 57% in men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer who experienced disease progression on an androgen receptor (AR) pathway inhibitor compared with changing to a new AR pathway...

Expert Point of View: Valentina Guarneri, MD

Invited discussant of the HER2CLIMB-02 trial, Valentina Guarneri, MD, of Padeva Istituto Oncologica Veneto, Italy, hailed these results as important, especially for patients with HER2-positive breast cancer and brain metastases. However, she noted, “HER2CLIMB-02 is not likely to challenge the...

breast cancer

HER2CLIMB-02: Tucatinib Plus T-DM1 Extends Progression-Free Survival vs T-DM1 Alone in Advanced HER2-Positive Breast Cancer

Adding the antibody-drug conjugate ado-trastuzumab emtansine (T-DM1) to the HER2-targeted agent tucatinib extended progression-free survival by about 2 months vs treatment with T-DM1 alone among patients with unresectable, locally advanced or metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer, according to...

Expert Point of View: Andrea Apolo, MD

Invited discussant Andrea Apolo, MD, of the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, emphasized that the EV-302/KEYNOTE-A39 and CheckMate 901 trials mark a significant achievement. “Outperforming chemotherapy in first-line therapy is monumental for our field. The two studies presented are...

bladder cancer

Two Studies Show Improved Survival With Novel Front-Line Combinations in Advanced Urothelial Carcinoma

Two phase III trials presented at a Presidential Symposium during the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress 2023 showed an overall survival benefit for patients with advanced urothelial cancer. The results from both studies were hailed as practice-changing. The EV-302/KEYNOTE-A39...

lung cancer
genomics/genetics

Expert Point of View: Roy S. Herbst, MD, PhD

Roy S. Herbst, MD, PhD, cautioned that although FLAURA2 is a positive result, most patients will still develop drug resistance. “The result is really good and clearly positive, but if you look at the survival curves, there is still early overlap in a way that makes it unlikely this combination will ...

lung cancer
genomics/genetics

FLAURA2 Trial: Osimertinib Plus Chemotherapy Improves Outcomes in Advanced EGFR-Positive NSCLC

First-line treatment with osimertinib plus platinum-based chemotherapy achieved a statistically significant and clinically meaningful progression-free survival improvement compared with osimertinib alone in patients with advanced epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-mutated non–small cell lung...

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