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Expert Point of View: David Scott, MBChB, PhD

“In 2015, papers showed that ctDNA could suggest relapse noninvasively in serial plasma samples. In those studies, ctDNA was positive prior to relapse detected by computed tomography scans,” explained session moderator David Scott, MBChB, PhD, of the Center for Lymphoid Cancer, BC Cancer,...

lymphoma

Applications of Circulating Tumor DNA Liquid Biopsy Continue to Expand in Lymphomas

Liquid biopsies using circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) have the potential to personalize medicine for patients with lymphoma, going beyond traditional markers and risk factors to provide dynamic assessments over time. Expanded applications of ctDNA liquid biopsy beyond diagnosis include early response ...

Expert Point of View: Christopher Flowers, MD

Commenting on this presentation, session moderator Christopher Flowers, MD, Chair of the Department of Lymphoma/Myeloma at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, said: “The treatment of adolescent and young adult patients with lymphoma remains a considerable challenge. The...

lymphoma

Disparities and Incidence of Late Effects of Treatment for AYA Lymphoma Survivors

The late effects of adolescent and young adults (AYA) with lymphomas are considerable and have not been given much attention, according to Theresa Keegan, MD, of the University of California at Davis. “Lymphoma is one of the most commonly occurring malignancies in AYAs,” she stated. “The 5-year...

lung cancer

Study Questions Role of Routine Postoperative Radiotherapy in NSCLC With Mediastinal Nodes

The Lung ART trial was designed to demonstrate whether there was any benefit to the routine use of modern mediastinal postoperative radiotherapy in patients with non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) following complete resection and (neo)adjuvant chemotherapy. No difference in disease-free survival...

kidney cancer
immunotherapy

CheckMate 9ER Trial Shows Benefit of Novel Doublet for Advanced Kidney Cancer

The combination of nivolumab plus cabozantinib was superior to the former standard, sunitinib, as first-line treatment for advanced/metastatic renal cell carcinoma, according to results of the phase III CheckMate 9ER trial reported by Toni K. Choueiri, MD, and colleagues at the ESMO Virtual...

Expert Point of View: Electra D. Paskett, PhD

Formal discussant of the 2013 ASCO Plenary Abstract 2, Electra D. Paskett, PhD, Professor of Medicine at The Ohio State University, was enthusiastic about the trial results and the potential of visual inspection with acetic acid screening, as well as low-cost human papillomavirus (HPV) screening...

global cancer care
gynecologic cancers

Simple Rapid Vinegar Screening Test Cuts Cervical Cancer Death Rates by One-Third in Rural India

In 2013, at the ASCO Annual Meeting Plenary Session, it was both surprising and encouraging in the era of personalized medicine for cancer care to hear about a simple low-tech intervention delivered by women in the community that cut the rate of death from cervical cancer in India by about...

lymphoma

Lymphomas in Adolescents and Young Adults Deserve Further Study

Adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with lymphoma are a unique population, with distinct biology, disparities in outcome, poorer survival compared with children and adults, and variable impacts of treatments. Ongoing research on this patient population with lymphoma will hopefully lead to improved...

lymphoma

Fine-Tuning CAR T-Cell Therapy for Lymphomas

Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapies are a major advance in the treatment of hematologic malignancies and are making inroads in solid tumors, but there is room for improvement in their design, since not all patients respond, and those who do may relapse. Researchers are studying...

covid-19

Repurposing Drugs for the Treatment of COVID-19

A vaccine for COVID-19 is currently the Holy Grail, but even if an effective vaccine were developed on a fast-track timetable, it may be effective in only a percentage of people, judging by existing flu vaccines, which show efficacy rates of approximately 45% and vary year by year. Until we have a...

covid-19

Impact of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors on COVID-19 in Patients With Cancer

In the time of COVID-19, there is much to learn about the intersection of coronavirus and cancer. One area of concern has been whether immunotherapies increase the risk of mortality in patients with cancer who also have COVID-19 infection. “To what extent immune checkpoint inhibition affects...

covid-19

Updated Registry Data Confirm Higher COVID-19–Related Mortality in Patients With Cancer

“The distressing intersection of COVID-19 and cancer requires the use of large registries to acknowledge diversity,” stated Solange Peters, MD, PhD, President of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), in her keynote speech at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Virtual...

NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology: 2020 Updates

In 1996, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) published its first set of Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology®, covering eight tumor types. Guidelines are now published for more than 60 tumor types and topics. During the NCCN’s 25th Annual Conference, which was held virtually during ...

genomics/genetics

Higher Prevalence of Germline Mutations Identified in Young Adults With Cancer

A new study has found that a higher-than-expected proportion of young adults with cancer harbor genetic germline mutations that have implications for treatment, surveillance, and other family members who may be at risk. Patients with “early-onset cancers”—cancers that typically do not occur in...

covid-19

Top Scientists Share Early Research on Intersection of COVID-19 and Cancer Care at AACR Virtual Meeting

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Virtual Meeting: COVID-19 and Cancer took place from July 20 to 22, 2020, attracting top scientific minds from around the world to present preliminary research on the ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic and its intersection with cancer care. In an...

Expert Point of View: Antoni Ribas, MD, PhD, and Richard T. Penson, MD

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) President Antoni Ribas, MD, PhD, of UCLA School of Medicine, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, commented on this study with statins and ovarian cancer: “This large study based on the records of more than 10,000 women over a 10-year...

gynecologic cancers

Statin Use Linked to Improvement in Survival in Ovarian Cancer

Lipophilic statin use was associated with a reduced risk of dying of epithelial ovarian cancer in a large observational study. Compared with never users, women with epithelial ovarian cancer who were taking any type of statins had a reduced mortality of 40%, and those taking lipophilic statins had...

Expert Point of View: Michele Teng, PhD

Study discussant Michele Teng, PhD, of QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Brisbane, Australia, commented: “Cancer immunotherapy is a new pillar of cancer treatment. The aim is to improve the overall survival of patients with cancer, but there is room for improvement, and various...

lung cancer
immunotherapy

Anti-TIGIT Antibody Plus Atezolizumab Move Forward in Advanced NSCLC

Tiragolumab, an anti-TIGIT antibody, plus the PD-L1 inhibitor atezolizumab exhibited early clinical activity and was tolerated in patients with advanced solid tumors, including those with metastatic non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that was PD-L1–positive and untreated with prior checkpoint...

covid-19
solid tumors
hematologic malignancies

In Case You Missed It: Quick Takes on Novel Therapies for Solid and Hematologic Malignancies

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, oncology providers from around the world had to forgo their annual trip to McCormick Place—but the show did go on. We all realized important research can still be presented, clinicians and fellow researchers will still listen, and ASCO presentations will still...

breast cancer

Double PIK3CA Mutations and Response Benefit in Breast Cancer

Patients who have breast cancers with double PIK3CA mutations seem to have a more robust response to PI3Kα inhibitors than those with a single PIK3CA mutation, based on an analysis of the phase III SANDPIPER trial, which tested taselisib plus fulvestrant, according to a presentation during the 2020 ...

Expert Point of View: Ahmad Tarhini, MD, PhD, and Larisa J. Geskin, MD

Ahmad Tarhini, MD, PhD, Director of Cutaneous and Translational Research at Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, was optimistic about neoadjuvant use of nivolumab/ipilimumab and looks forward to further randomized studies. “Taken together, the results of the OpACIN and OpACIN-neo trials support the value ...

skin cancer
immunotherapy

Small Study Evaluates Neoadjuvant vs Adjuvant Nivolumab Plus Ipilimumab in Stage III Melanoma

The neoadjuvant combination of nivolumab and ipilimumab yielded a continued benefit in relapse-free survival vs adjuvant use of the same combination therapy in 20 patients with stage III macroscopic melanoma. This finding is based on 3-year follow-up results of the phase Ib OpACIN trial, presented...

Expert Point of View: Alexander Drilon, MD

Discussant of the TATTON study presentation, Alexander Drilon, MD, Chief of Early Drug Development at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, finds the idea of combination therapy with a MET inhibitor and an EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor attractive for the treatment of EGFR...

lung cancer

ctDNA Clearance Predicts Progression-Free Survival With Osimertinib/Savolitinib in EGFR-Mutant, MET-Amplified NSCLC

Circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) clearance of EGFR mutation—that is, detectable mutation at baseline that became undetectable or dropped below a predetermined threshold—appears to be predictive of extended progression-free survival for patients with EGFR-mutant, MET-amplified non–small cell lung...

Expert Point of View: John D. Minna, MD

John D. Minna, MD, Max L. Thomas Distinguished Chair in Molecular Pulmonary Oncology and Sarah M. and Charles E. Seay Distinguished Chair in Cancer Research at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, was enthusiastic about this approach. “When I first heard about it, I was so...

lung cancer
immunotherapy

Can Radiomics Predict Survival in Patients With NSCLC Receiving Immunotherapy?

Immunotherapy with immune checkpoint inhibitors has made great strides in the treatment of many cancers, but only between 25% and 50% of patients respond with clinical benefit, and these agents come with adverse events and high price tags. Thus, preselection of patients who are likely to respond to ...

head and neck cancer
lung cancer

Nivolumab/Ipilimumab Shows Benefit in Patients With Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer and Brain Metastases

The combination of nivolumab plus ipilimumab was at least as effective as chemotherapy in front-line therapy for patients with advanced non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and brain metastases at baseline, according to the results of a post hoc analysis from part 1 of the phase III CheckMate 227...

covid-19

In Keynote Lecture, Anthony Fauci, MD, Explores What We Know About COVID-19 and What’s Being Done to Combat It

Kicking off the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Virtual Meeting: COVID-19 and Cancer earlier this week, Anthony Fauci, MD, gave the keynote lecture, “Coronavirus Infections: More Than Just the Common Cold.” As Dr. Fauci told listeners, “[COVID-19]—and other infectious...

bladder cancer
immunotherapy

Expert Point of View: Daniel Y. Heng, MD, MPH, and Toni K. Choueiri, MD

Study discussant Daniel Y. Heng, MD, MPH, a medical oncologist at Tom Baker Cancer Centre, University of Calgary, Canada, called the negative trial results important. IMvigor010 randomly assigned patients with high-risk muscle-invasive urothelial carcinoma to adjuvant atezolizumab or observation...

bladder cancer
immunotherapy

Adjuvant Atezolizumab Fails to Meet Primary Study Endpoint in High-Risk Bladder Cancer

Adjuvant atezolizumab, a PD-L1–blocking antibody, failed to meet the primary endpoint of disease-free survival in patients at high risk of recurrence of muscle-invasive bladder cancer compared with observation alone, according to the primary analysis of the IMvigor010 trial reported during the...

gynecologic cancers

Expert Point of View: Robert L. Coleman, MD

Discussant of the DESKTOP III and SOC1 trials, Robert L. Coleman, MD, of U.S. Oncology Research in Woodlands, Texas, congratulated the authors of both trials. He put these results in perspective with the GOG-0213 study, which did not show a survival benefit for secondary surgery. “There are general ...

gynecologic cancers

Two Studies Report Secondary Surgery Extends Survival in Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

Two phase III trials provide support for secondary cytoreductive surgery in women with recurrent ovarian cancer, with the caveats that patient selection is key and the surgery should be performed at sites of excellence. The results of the DESKTOP III and SOC1 trials, both presented during the...

Expert Point of View: Lynn Schuchter, MD, FASCO, and Ravi Salgia, MD, PhD

LYNN M. SCHUCHTER, MD, FASCO, Chief of Hematology/Oncology at the Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center, Philadelphia, was optimistic about the vaccine approach in this study. “We have seen broad use of PD-1 and PD-L1 agents across a range of cancers, and it makes sense to combine the immune...

immunotherapy

Personalized RNA-Based Vaccine/Atezolizumab Combination Produced Immune Response in Most Patients With Advanced Tumors

AN APPROACH using an RNA-based personalized cancer vaccine called RO7198457 in combination with the PD-L1 inhibitor atezolizumab has shown a preliminary benefit, according to an early study in patients with advanced solid tumors. The novel combination was well tolerated, and 8% of patients showed a ...

lung cancer

Expert Point of View: Lynn Schuchter, MD, FASCO, and Ravi Salgia, MD, PhD

LYNN M. SCHUCHTER, MD, FASCO, Chief of Hematology/Oncology at the Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center, Philadelphia, was optimistic about the vaccine approach in this study. “We have seen broad use of PD-1 and PD-L1 agents across a range of cancers, and it makes sense to combine the immune...

immunotherapy

Personalized RNA-Based Vaccine/Atezolizumab Combination Produced Immune Response in Most Patients With Advanced Tumors

AN APPROACH using an RNA-based personalized cancer vaccine called RO7198457 in combination with the PD-L1 inhibitor atezolizumab has shown a preliminary benefit, according to an early study in patients with advanced solid tumors. The novel combination was well tolerated, and 8% of patients showed a ...

Expert Point of View: Toni K. Choueiri, MD

At the Genitourinary Highlights session of the ASCO20 Virtual Scientific Program, Toni K. Choueiri, MD, Director of the Lank Center for Genitourinary Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, put these findings into perspective. “This is an important update. The initial publication was with ...

kidney cancer

Study Supports Pembrolizumab Plus Axitinib in Previously Untreated Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma

Extended analysis of the phase III KEYNOTE-426 study upholds pembrolizumab plus axitinib as a preferred front-line regimen over sunitinib in patients with advanced sporadic renal cell carcinoma.1 These updated results were presented at the ASCO20 Virtual Scientific Program by Elizabeth R. Plimack,...

Expert Point of View: David Wise, MD and Celestia S. “Tia” Higano, MD, FACP

“GnRH antagonists have several advantages over GnRH agonists,” explained David Wise, MD, of Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Health in New York. “There is no testosterone flare on initiation [as there is with leuprolide], no increase in cardiac toxicity, and faster onset of action. Currently ...

prostate cancer

Novel Androgen-Deprivation Therapy With Relugolix Causes Fewer Cardiac Events Than Leuprolide in Advanced Prostate Cancer

Men with prostate cancer on androgen-deprivation therapy are usually treated with leuprolide, a long-acting injectable luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) agonist requiring an every-3-month injection, but it may be possible for ADT to be delivered by a daily oral treatment, pending...

Expert Point of View: Taofeek Kunie Owonikoko, MD, PhD

Study discussant Taofeek Kunie Owonikoko, MD, PhD, Professor and Vice Chair of Hematology/Oncology, Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University, Atlanta, had praise for the design of KEYNOTE-604. He noted the adoption of the combination of pembrolizumab plus etoposide/platinum for the treatment of ...

lung cancer

First-Line Pembrolizumab Added to Standard Chemotherapy Improved Progression-Free Survival in Extensive-Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer

Pembrolizumab added to etoposide and platinum significantly improved progression-free survival compared with placebo and etoposide/platinum as first-line therapy in patients with newly diagnosed, extensive-stage small cell lung cancer (SCLC).1 These results from the randomized, double-blind, phase...

Expert Point of View: Scott N. Gettinger, MD

Discussant for the CheckMate 227 and CheckMate 9LA trials, Scott N. Gettinger, MD, of Yale Cancer Center in New Haven, Connecticut, said: “There is tremendous interest in lung cancer to combine nivolumab plus ipilimumab, driven by the melanoma experience. However, combinations of immunotherapy come ...

lung cancer

Positive Findings in NSCLC for First-Line Nivolumab Plus Ipilimumab With or Without Chemotherapy

It is becoming more challenging to select first-line therapy for advanced non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) for patients whose tumors have no EGFR or ALK alterations. The results of two different studies presented at the ASCO20 Virtual Scientific Program—CheckMate 227 and CheckMate 9LA—support the ...

multiple myeloma

Expert Point of View: Jesús G. Berdeja, MD

The importance of first-line therapy in multiple myeloma is that the first therapy typically achieves the most impact, and subsequent lines of therapy tend to be less effective, explained ENDURANCE study discussant Jesús G. Berdeja, MD, Director of Myeloma Research at the Sarah Cannon Research...

multiple myeloma

Carfilzomib Triplet Fails to Improve Outcomes vs Standard Bortezomib-Based Regimen in Newly Diagnosed Myeloma

For newly treated patients with standard- and intermediate-risk multiple myeloma who are not slated for immediate autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT), the triplet regimen of carfilzomib/lenalidomide/dexamethasone (KRd) failed to improve progression-free survival vs the current...

skin cancer
immunotherapy

Expert Point of View: Siwen Hu-Lieskovan, MD, PhD

Formal discussant of KEYNOTE-555, Siwen Hu-Lieskovan, MD, PhD, of Huntsman Cancer Institute, Salt Lake City, commented on the advantages of the new schedule. “Along with the promise of prolonged survival associated with checkpoint inhibitors, convenience, quality of life, and reducing health-care...

skin cancer
immunotherapy

KEYNOTE-555 Supports 6-Week Pembrolizumab Dosing Schedule in Melanoma

A less-frequent, more-convenient dosing schedule for pembrolizumab (400 mg every 6 weeks) was deemed safe and effective in patients with unresectable or metastatic melanoma, according to interim data from cohort B enrolled in the KEYNOTE-555 trial. These findings were presented at the 2020 Virtual...

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