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gastroesophageal cancer

Evaluating the Use of Perioperative Chemoimmunotherapy in Resectable Gastric and Gastroesophageal Junction Cancers

Updates of two key phase III trials presented at the 2024 ASCO Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium showed the benefit of adding a checkpoint inhibitor to standard perioperative chemotherapy with FLOT (fluorouracil, leucovorin, oxaliplatin, docetaxel) in locally advanced, resectable gastric and...

hepatobiliary cancer

For Unresectable Liver Cancer, the Addition of Durvalumab and Bevacizumab Boosts Efficacy of Transarterial Chemoembolization

Patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma derived significant benefit from the addition of the monoclonal antibody durvalumab and the angiogenesis inhibitor bevacizumab to transarterial chemoembolization (TACE), which alone has been a standard of care for 20 years. Investigators of the...

solid tumors

First-Line Radioligand-Based Therapy Demonstrates Benefit in Some Neuroendocrine Tumors

Adding the radioligand lutetium-177 dotatate (Lu-177 dotatate) to standard therapy almost tripled the median progression-free survival in patients with untreated, high-grade, gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors in the randomized phase III NETTER-2 study, researchers reported at the 2024...

Expert Point of View: Aaron T. Gerds, MD, MS

Aaron T. Gerds, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Hematology and Oncology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio, served as a press briefing moderator at the 2023 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting & Exposition. He was enthusiastic about the potential for an all-oral AAA...

leukemia

All-Oral Regimen Feasible and Effective in Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia, Study Finds

An all-oral regimen for newly diagnosed acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) was shown to be “highly effective and safe,” eliminating the need for chemotherapy altogether in many patients, Hong Kong researchers reported at the 2023 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting &...

lung cancer

Perioperative Tislelizumab Plus Chemotherapy in Resectable NSCLC

In patients with resectable non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), perioperative treatment with the checkpoint inhibitor tislelizumab plus platinum-doublet chemotherapy led to a statistically significant benefit in event-free survival and a favorable trend for overall survival, investigators for the...

myelodysplastic syndromes

Expert Point of View: David A. Sallman, MD, and Mikkael A. Sekeres, MD

Two experts in myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) discussed the findings on the combination of venetoclax plus azacitidine in the treatment of higher-risk MDS with The ASCO Post. David A. Sallman, MD, Assistant Member in the Department of Malignant Hematology, Moffit Cancer Center, Tampa, provided...

myelodysplastic syndromes

Venetoclax Plus Azacitidine Evaluated in High-Risk Myelodysplastic Syndromes

For the treatment of high-risk, treatment-naive myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), the regimen of venetoclax plus azacitidine led to high response rates, durable responses, and encouraging overall survival, in a phase Ib study reported at the 2023 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting...

myelodysplastic syndromes

Expert Point of View: Prithviraj Bose, MD

Prithviraj Bose, MD, Professor in the Department of Leukemia at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, shared his thoughts on MANIFEST-2 and TRANSFORM-1 with The ASCO Post. While both were international phase III trials that showed similar benefits with two different...

myelodysplastic syndromes

First-Line Ruxolitinib Combinations Boost Benefit Over Single Agent in Myelofibrosis

In two international phase III trials in myelofibrosis, drugs given in combination with the Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor ruxolitinib in JAK inhibitor–naive patients significantly improved outcomes vs ruxolitinib alone. Both studies were presented at the 2023 American Society of Hematology Annual...

lymphoma

Expert Point of View: Dipenkumar Modi, MD

The ASCO Post obtained comments on the Smart Stop study from Dipenkumar Modi, MD, a medical oncologist and hematologist at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Assistant Professor of Oncology at Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit. Dr. Modi applauded the investigators for...

lymphoma

Study Finds Four-Drug Targeted Treatment Reduces Chemotherapy Requirement for Some in Large B-Cell Lymphoma

A four-drug targeted therapy regimen proved safe and effective as the first-line treatment of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), achieving a 100% response rate after four cycles, researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, reported at the 2023 American Society...

lymphoma

Expert Point of View: Carla Casulo, MD

Session co-moderator Carla Casulo, MD, offered her thoughts on the response-adapted use of ultra-low–dose radiotherapy in gastric MALT (mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue) lymphoma, as reported by the investigators from MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Casulo is Associate Professor of Medicine and...

lymphoma

‘Ultra-Low Dose’ of Radiotherapy May Be Enough in Gastric MALT Lymphoma, Study Finds

For patients with gastric MALT (mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue) lymphoma, an “ultra-low dose” of radiotherapy was as effective as the higher, standard dose in providing local control and freedom from distant relapse, researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reported at...

multiple myeloma

Expert Point of View: Cynthia E. Dunbar, MD

In a press briefing at the 2023 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting & Exposition, Cynthia E. Dunbar, MD, ASH Secretary and Chief of the Translational Stem Cell Biology Branch, Intramural Research Program of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, offered her thoughts on...

multiple myeloma

Real-World Experience Mirrors PERSEUS Findings

At the 2023 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting & Exposition, researchers from Emory University presented a real-world comparison of the largest cohort of patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma consecutively treated with either bortezomib, lenalidomide, and dexamethasone ...

multiple myeloma

Expert Point of View: Ajay K. Nooka, MD, MPH, and Dan Vogl, MD, MSCE

Ajay K. Nooka, MD, MPH, Professor in the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Emory University, and Dan Vogl, MD, MSCE, Associate Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, shared their thoughts on the PERSEUS trial for The ASCO Post. Dr. Nooka noted that ...

Expert Point of View: Michael Crump, MD

Michael Crump, MD, of the Division of Medical Oncology and Hematology at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto, expressed some concerns about the study presented by Shadman et al in patients with large B-cell lymphoma (LBCL). “These data should be interpreted with caution. The patient...

lymphoma

Should You Reconsider Transplant for Relapsed Large B-Cell Lymphoma in Complete Remission?

For patients with relapsed large B-cell lymphoma (LBCL) in complete remission, outcomes were better after autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) than with chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy in a retrospective analysis of a large database presented at the 2023 American Society of...

Expert Point of View: Peter Voorhees, MD

Peter Voorhees, MD, a multiple myeloma specialist at Levine Cancer Institute and Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center, Durham, North Carolina, introduced the plenary presentation of the phase III IsKia trial by Gay et al and further commented on the study for The ASCO...

multiple myeloma

Addition of Isatuximab to Carfilzomib-Based Regimen Doubles MRD Negativity Rates in Multiple Myeloma

In the phase III IsKia trial in newly diagnosed multiple myeloma, therapy incorporating the CD38-directed monoclonal antibody isatuximab-irfc with a carfilzomib-based regimen led to high rates of minimal residual disease (MRD) negativity at postconsolidation cutoffs, as reported at the 2023...

Expert Point of View: William G. Blum, MD and Mikkael Sekeres, MD, MS

Thoughts on the study by Othman et al were provided by William G. Blum, MD, Professor in the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine and Director of the Acute Leukemia Program at Winship Cancer Institute, and Mikkael Sekeres, MD, MS, Professor of...

leukemia

In NPM1-Mutated AML, Benefit of Transplant Limited to Patients With Residual Disease

In patients with NPM1-mutated acute myeloid leukemia (AML), the presence of molecular measurable residual disease (MRD) in the peripheral blood following induction chemotherapy can aid decision-making about postremission therapy. More specifically, MRD status in the peripheral blood can identify...

multiple myeloma

Canadian Study Shows Myeloma Outcomes in the Real World May Be Worse Than Clinical Trials Suggest

Patients with multiple myeloma treated in the “real world” had worse outcomes than patients who received the same treatment on clinical trials, according to research presented at the 2023 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting & Exposition.1 In a pooled analysis of clinical trial...

multiple myeloma

PERSEUS: Daratumumab Regimen Significantly Improves Progression-Free Survival in Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma

The addition of the CD38 monoclonal antibody daratumumab to a standard regimen for patients with newly diagnosed transplant-­eligible multiple myeloma significantly prolonged progression-free survival vs standard treatment in the phase III PERSEUS trial. The study was reported as a late-breaking...

Expert Point of View: Aaron T. Gerds, MD, MS

Aaron T. Gerds, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Hematology and Oncology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio, served as a press briefing moderator at the 2023 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting & Exposition. He was enthusiastic about the potential for an all-oral AAA...

leukemia

All-Oral Regimen Feasible and Effective in Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia, Study Finds

An all-oral regimen for newly diagnosed acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) was shown to be “highly effective and safe,” eliminating the need for chemotherapy altogether in many patients, Hong Kong researchers reported at the 2023 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting &...

multiple myeloma

DREAMM-7 Confirms Benefit of Triplet Regimen in Relapsed or Refractory Multiple Myeloma

Positive results were reported for belantamab mafodotin-blmf plus bortezomib and dexamethasone in patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma, according to data from the phase III DREAMM-7 study presented at the ASCO Plenary Series: February 2024 Session (Abstract 439572). DREAMM-7...

Expert Point of View: Harry P. Erba, MD, PhD

Harry P. Erba, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Leukemia Program in the Division of Hematologic Malignancies and Cellular Therapy at Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina, told The ASCO Post he was not surprised by one of the key findings reported by Smith et ...

leukemia

Study Examines Real-World Outcomes With Ivosidenib vs Venetoclax in Acute Myeloid Leukemia

In a comparison of real-world outcomes for two common first-line regimens for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with mutations in isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 (IDH1), treatment with the IDH1-targeted agent ivosidenib plus a hypomethylating agent was associated with better outcomes than venetoclax plus a...

multiple myeloma

Expert Point of View: Cynthia E. Dunbar, MD

In a press briefing at the 2023 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting & Exposition, Cynthia E. Dunbar, MD, ASH Secretary and Chief of the Translational Stem Cell Biology Branch, Intramural Research Program of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, offered her thoughts on...

multiple myeloma

Canadian Study Shows Myeloma Outcomes in the Real World May Be Worse Than Clinical Trials Suggest

Patients with multiple myeloma treated in the “real world” had worse outcomes than patients who received the same treatment on clinical trials, according to research presented at the 2023 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting & Exposition.1 In a pooled analysis of clinical trial...

multiple myeloma

Expert Point of View: Ajay K. Nooka, MD, MPH, and Dan Vogl, MD, MSCE

Ajay K. Nooka, MD, MPH, Professor in the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Emory University, and Dan Vogl, MD, MSCE, Associate Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, shared their thoughts on the PERSEUS trial for The ASCO Post. Dr. Nooka noted that ...

multiple myeloma

Real-World Experience Mirrors PERSEUS Findings

At the 2023 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting & Exposition, researchers from Emory University presented a real-world comparison of the largest cohort of patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma consecutively treated with either bortezomib, lenalidomide, and dexamethasone ...

multiple myeloma

PERSEUS: Daratumumab Regimen Significantly Improves Progression-Free Survival in Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma

The addition of the CD38 monoclonal antibody daratumumab to a standard regimen for patients with newly diagnosed transplant-­eligible multiple myeloma significantly prolonged progression-free survival vs standard treatment in the phase III PERSEUS trial. The study was reported as a late-breaking...

gastroesophageal cancer
gastrointestinal cancer

Additional Analysis of MATTERHORN Confirms Global Benefit of Durvalumab Plus FLOT in Gastric/Gastroesophageal Junction Cancer

Subgroup analyses of the randomized double-blind phase III MATTERHORN trial continue to show the benefit of adding perioperative durvalumab to standard chemotherapy in patients with locally advanced, resectable gastric or gastroesophageal junction cancer. Detailed findings on pathologic complete...

gastroesophageal cancer

Long-Term Follow-up of KEYNOTE-590: Benefit of Pembrolizumab Plus Chemotherapy Affirmed in Advanced Esophageal Cancer

Long-term follow-up of the phase III KEYNOTE-590 trial has confirmed the benefit of pembrolizumab plus chemotherapy in advanced esophageal cancer. As compared with chemotherapy alone, after a median follow-up of almost 59 months, patients treated with the chemoimmunotherapy combination were three...

colorectal cancer

First-Line Nivolumab Plus Ipilimumab Shows Benefit in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Subset

In the phase III CheckMate 8HW trial, previously untreated patients with microsatellite instability–high (MSI-H) or mismatch repair–deficient (dMMR) metastatic colorectal cancer derived significant benefit from an immunotherapy doublet of nivolumab plus ipilimumab in the first-line setting, which...

Expert Point of View: Rory M. Shallis, MD

Rory M. Shallis, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hematology) at Yale School of Medicine, shared his thoughts on the use of revumenib in histone-lysine N-methyltransferase 2A-rearranged (KMT2A-rearranged) leukemia, as reported in the phase II AUGMENT-101 trial. In an interview with The ASCO...

leukemia

AUGMENT-101 Trial: Menin Inhibitor Revumenib Shows Activity in KMT2A-Rearranged Acute Leukemia

In heavily pretreated patients with a challenging type of acute leukemia, the menin inhibitor revumenib demonstrated clinically meaningful activity, including high rates of response and measurable residual disease (MRD) negativity, according to the efficacy and safety results of the phase II...

lung cancer

Antibody-Drug Conjugate Ifinatamab Deruxtecan Shows Robust Activity in Refractory Small Cell Lung Cancer

The antibody-drug conjugate ifinatamab deruxtecan has demonstrated “robust and durable efficacy” in patients with heavily pretreated small cell lung cancer, according to a subset analysis of the DS7300-A-J101 trial presented at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer 2023 World...

gynecologic cancers

Expert Point of View: Krishnansu Tewari, MD

Invited discussant Krishnansu Tewari, MD, Associate Professor in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at the University of California, Irvine, said two new approaches for locally advanced cervical cancer, as described at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress 2023, represent...

gynecologic cancers

Chemotherapy Induction Before Chemoradiotherapy Improves Survival in Locally Advanced Cervical Cancer

In patients with newly diagnosed, locally advanced cervical cancer, induction chemotherapy prior to chemoradiation therapy led to a 35% reduction in the risk for disease recurrence or death (hazard ratio [HR] = 0.65; P = .013) and a 39% reduction in the survival hazard (HR = 0.61; P = .04),...

gynecologic cancers

Expert Point of View: Bradley J. Monk, MD, FACS, FACOG

Based on the results of the phase III BEATcc trial, there is no longer doubt that immune checkpoint inhibitors have transformed the treatment landscape in cervical cancer—and there is no place for “skeptics” of this approach, according to Bradley J. Monk, MD, FACS, FACOG, Director and Principal...

gynecologic cancers

BEATcc Trial: Atezolizumab-Based Regimen Improves Outcomes in First-Line Setting for Advanced Cervical Cancer

In patients with recurrent or metastatic cervical cancer, the addition of the PD-L1–inhibiting monoclonal antibody atezolizumab to first-line chemotherapy plus the angiogenesis inhibitor bevacizumab significantly improved all efficacy outcomes and yielded a median overall survival that exceeded 2.5 ...

gastrointestinal cancer

Expert Point of View: Elizabeth Smyth, MD

ASCO discussant Elizabeth Smyth, MD, a consultant medical oncologist at Oxford University Hospitals National Health Service Foundation Trust in the United Kingdom, commented on the EDGE-Gastric trial. This regimen, which evaluated dual checkpoint blockade with next-generation agents, aims to...

gastrointestinal cancer

Early Data Show Novel Immunotherapy Regimen May Improve Outcomes in Advanced Gastric Cancer

Initial findings from the global phase II EDGE-Gastric trial indicate the potential for two novel immune checkpoint inhibitors to improve outcomes in advanced gastroesophageal adenocarcinoma. The findings were reported at the November 2023 ASCO Plenary Session by Yelena Y. Janjigian, MD, Chief of...

Expert Point of View: S. Vincent Rajkumar, MD

Session moderator S. Vincent Rajkumar, MD, Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and Chair of the Mayo Clinic Myeloma, Amyloidosis, and Dysproteinemia Group, commented on the GMMG-CONCEPT trial and other studies in newly diagnosed patients. “There are two strategies to...

multiple myeloma

Sustained MRD Negativity Achieved With Isa-KRd in Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma

For the treatment of newly diagnosed multiple myeloma with high-risk features, a quadruplet regimen of the anti-CD38 antibody isatuximab plus carfilzomib, lenalidomide, and dexamethasone (Isa-KRd) induced high rates of measurable residual disease (MRD) negativity, both in transplant-eligible and...

skin cancer

Understanding the Treatment Options for PD-1–Refractory Melanoma

For the treatment of advanced melanoma that is refractory to anti–PD-1 antibodies, there is no standard approach. The various options, with a look to the future, were discussed by Melinda L. Yushak, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Hematology and Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine, at...

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