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breast cancer
covid-19

COVID-19 Restrictions Linked to Delayed Breast Cancer Care at Safety-Net Hospital

Millions of elective surgeries and medical procedures were canceled or postponed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, research shows that COVID-19 restrictions were also associated with significant delays in breast cancer care.1 Findings of a cohort study, which compared breast cancer care before and...

breast cancer

Surgical Approach and Overall Survival in Younger Women With Breast Cancer

More extensive surgery does not improve survival over less aggressive surgery in younger women with breast cancer, according to data presented at the 2022 American Society of Breast Surgeons Annual Meeting.1 The results of a retrospective study of nearly 600 patients showed that treatment with...

issues in oncology

The Future of Community Oncology Practice

Although community oncology practice may have been changing before the COVID-19 pandemic, it amplified industry trends. At the 2022 Community Oncology Alliance’s Community Oncology Conference, a panel of experts discussed issues related to the future of community cancer care, including...

lung cancer

Beyond Immunotherapy: New Targeted Agents for Advanced NSCLC

The advent of PD-1 and PD-L1 checkpoint inhibitors has changed the treatment landscape of advanced non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), but only approximately 20% of patients treated with immunotherapy will be alive at 5 years. According to Melissa L. Johnson, MD, Director, Lung Cancer Research,...

Expert Point of View: Barbara S. Norquist, MD

Discussant of the PRIME trial, Barbara S. Norquist, MD, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Washington, Seattle, noted that although all subgroups in the PRIMA study appeared to derive benefit from niraparib maintenance therapy, patients with homologous...

gynecologic cancers

PRIME Trial: Niraparib Maintenance Therapy Improves Progression-Free Survival in Advanced Ovarian Cancer

A larger population of patients with newly diagnosed advanced ovarian cancer may be able to benefit from niraparib maintenance therapy, with an improved safety profile, according to phase III data presented at the 2022 Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer.1 Results ...

gynecologic cancers

Deborah K. Armstrong, MD, on the Rationale for Intraperitoneal Treatment of Ovarian Cancer

Abstract discussant Deborah K. Armstrong, MD, of Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center Baltimore, elucidated the rationale for intraperitoneal (IP) treatment, which is the peritoneal pharmacokinetic advantage for many drugs used in ovarian cancer, including carboplatin, as used in the iPocc trial.1 In ...

gynecologic cancers

Intraperitoneal Carboplatin Plus Paclitaxel vs Intravenous Chemotherapy in Ovarian Cancer

When compared with intravenous (IV) chemotherapy, the use of intraperitoneal (IP) carboplatin with dose-dense weekly paclitaxel improved progression-free survival in patients with ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal carcinoma, according to data presented at the 2022 Society of...

Expert Point of View: Deborah K. Armstrong, MD

Discussant of the SORAYA trial, Deborah K. Armstrong, MD, of Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center Baltimore, underscored the strong rationale for targeting folate receptor alpha in ovarian cancer. “There is limited expression [of folate receptor alpha] in normal tissues, limited to the choroid...

gynecologic cancers

SORAYA Trial: Mirvetuximab Soravtansine Improves Response Rate in Drug-Resistant Ovarian Cancer

The novel antibody-drug conjugate mirvetuximab soravtansine could become the new standard of care for patients with folate receptor alpha–positive, platinum-resistant ovarian cancer, according to data presented at the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) 2022 Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer.1...

Expert Point of View: Amandeep Salhotra, MD

Amandeep Salhotra, MD, Associate Professor of Leukemia at City of Hope, in California, said this study should form the basis for a prospective phase III study in which older patients with AML (60–75 years) should have equal chance at randomization to either arm to remove bias on the part of...

leukemia

AML Study Shows Benefit of CPX-351 vs Hypomethylating Agent Plus Venetoclax in Subgroup of Older Adults

For older patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), front-line treatment with liposomal daunorubicin/cytarabine (CPX-351) appears to be equivalent to treatment with a hypomethylating agent plus venetoclax, according to data presented at the 2021 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting ...

Expert Point of View: Angela DeMichele, MD, MSCE

Abstract discussant, Angela DeMichele, MD, MSCE, the Alan and Jill Miller Professor in Breast Cancer Excellence at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, complimented the study design and conduct of the ABC trial while exploring several possible...

breast cancer

Phase III Trial Evaluates the Role of Aspirin in Preventing Breast Cancer Recurrence

Taking aspirin daily does not prevent breast cancer recurrence, according to research presented during the February ASCO Plenary Series Program.1 Results of the double-blind phase III study of more than 3,000 patients with high-risk, HER2-negative breast cancer showed no improvement in invasive...

Expert Point of View: Martin Reck, MD, PhD

The discussant of the PEARLS/KEYNOTE-091 trial, Martin Reck, MD, PhD, underscored the need to do more in the perioperative management of patients with early-stage non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) to improve rates of overall survival and relapse after surgery. Dr. Reck is Head of the Department of ...

lung cancer

Study Reports Adjuvant Pembrolizumab Improves Disease-Free Survival in Early-Stage NSCLC

Adjuvant pembrolizumab improves disease-free survival compared with placebo in patients with early-stage non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) following complete resection and adjuvant chemotherapy when indicated. These findings from the PEARLS/KEYNOTE-091 trial were reported in a European Society for ...

Expert Point of View: Charu Aggarwal, MD, MPH

Charu Aggarwal, MD, MPH, discussant of the CHOICE-01 trial, underscored the “tremendous progress” that’s been made over the past 2 decades in the management of metastatic non–small cell lung cancer, with overall survival increasing from less than 1 year with the use of combination chemotherapy to...

lung cancer

CHOICE-01: Toripalimab Plus Chemotherapy Improves Survival in Advanced NSCLC Without Actionable Mutations

Adding the PD-1 inhibitor toripalimab to chemotherapy significantly improved survival compared with chemotherapy alone in patients with advanced non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) without EGFR/ALK mutations, according to research presented during the 2022 ASCO Monthly Plenary Series.1 At the...

Expert Point of View: Julie A. Margenthaler, MD, FACS

Julie A. Margenthaler, MD, FACS, Professor of Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, told The ASCO Post that routine clinical examination may not be enough to properly identify lymph node involvement in patients with triple-negative breast cancer. “Given that we now have...

breast cancer

Is Neoadjuvant Pembrolizumab Underused in the Treatment of Early-Stage Triple-Negative Breast Cancer?

Neoadjuvant pembrolizumab has been approved in combination with chemotherapy for high-risk, early-stage, triple-negative breast cancer, but not all patients with node-positive disease have been able to receive the regimen, according to data presented during the Society of Surgical Oncology 2022...

head and neck cancer

Expert Point of View: Gary Walker, MD, MPH, MS

Gary Walker, MD, MPH, MS, a head and neck radiation oncologist at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, Arizona, expressed concern about the disparities identified in the adoption of advanced radiation therapy techniques for patients with head and neck cancer. “Despite widespread availability of...

head and neck cancer

Are Disadvantaged Patients Less Likely to Receive Advanced Radiotherapy Techniques for Head and Neck Cancer?

Advanced radiotherapy techniques may reduce the risk of severe and debilitating toxicity associated with radiation, but not all patients have equal access to these modalities, according to data presented at the 2022 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancers Symposium.1 Retrospective analysis of the...

covid-19

Protecting the Immunocompromised From COVID-19: Practical Information for Physicians

COVID-19 may have caught the world off guard in 2020, but in the 2 years since the pandemic began, several effective monoclonal antibodies and antiviral drugs have emerged to protect the most vulnerable patients. The ASCO Post spoke with Gunjan L. Shah, MD, a hematologic oncologist at Memorial...

thyroid cancer
genomics/genetics

Expert Point of View: Alexander T. Pearson, MD, PhD

Alexander T. Pearson, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago, commended the artificial intelligence (AI)-augmented, ultrasound-based platform for screening and staging of thyroid cancer.  “In this study, Dr. Chan and colleagues processed high-resolution ultrasound...

thyroid cancer
genomics/genetics

Study Finds AI Ultrasound Platform Can Predict Thyroid Malignancy, Pathologic Stage, and BRAF Mutation Status

An artificial intelligence (AI) ultrasound platform that incorporates multiple methods of machine learning can accurately predict thyroid malignancy as well as pathologic and genomic outcomes, according to data presented at the 2022 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancers Symposium.1 Findings from...

Expert Point of View: Quynh-Thu Le, MD, FACR, FASTRO

According to Quynh-Thu Le, MD, FACR, FASTRO, Professor and Chair of Radiation Oncology at Stanford, these results suggest that monitoring circulating human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA may lead to the detection of relapse prior to imaging. In an interview with The ASCO Post, Dr. Le also noted that...

head and neck cancer

Blood Test Predicts Recurrence of HPV-Driven Oropharyngeal Cancer After Treatment

A blood-basedliquid biopsy may accurately predict recurrence of human papillomavirus (HPV)-driven oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma following treatment, according to data presented at the 2022 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancers Symposium.1 Results of the large, multi-institutional study...

Expert Point of View: Quynh-Thu Le, MD, FACR, FASTRO

In an interview with The ASCO Post, Quynh-Thu Le, MD, FACR, FASTRO, Professor and Chair of Radiation Oncology at Stanford Cancer Center, called this phase II de-escalation trial an “intriguing study” that heads in the right direction for treatment de-escalation. However, Dr. Le noted, the...

head and neck cancer

Midtreatment Imaging De-escalates Therapy for Half of Study Patients With Oropharyngeal Cancer

Positron-emission tomography (PET) scans obtained before and midway through treatment may be used to de-escalate therapy for patients with oropharyngeal cancer, leading to fewer side effects, according to data presented at the 2022 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancers Symposium.1 An interim...

lung cancer
immunotherapy

Adjuvant Pembrolizumab May Improve Disease-Free Survival in Patients With Early-Stage NSCLC

Adjuvant pembrolizumab may improve disease-free survival compared to placebo in patients with early-stage non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) following complete resection and adjuvant chemotherapy when indicated, investigators from the PEARLS/KEYNOTE-091 trial reported in a European Society for...

lung cancer
genomics/genetics
immunotherapy

Front-Line Toripalimab Plus Chemotherapy Improves Survival in Patients With Advanced NSCLC Without Actionable Mutations

Adding the PD-1 inhibitor toripalimab to chemotherapy significantly improved survival compared with chemotherapy alone in patients with advanced non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) without EGFR/ALK mutations, according to research presented by Wang et al during the March 2022 session of the ASCO...

skin cancer
immunotherapy

Oncolytic Virus Plus Nivolumab Demonstrates Durable Response in Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer of the Head and Neck

Intratumor injection of the oncolytic virus RP1 in combination with the checkpoint inhibitor nivolumab has demonstrated durable antitumor activity in patients with nonmelanoma skin cancer of the head and neck, according to data presented at the 2022 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancers...

head and neck cancer

Disadvantaged Patients Less Likely to Receive Advanced Radiotherapy Techniques for Head and Neck Cancer

Advanced radiotherapy techniques can reduce the risk of severe and debilitating toxicity associated with radiation, but not all patients have equal access to these modalities, according to data presented by Neal S. McCall, MD, at the 2022 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancers Symposium (Abstract...

head and neck cancer

Midtreatment Imaging De-escalates Therapy for Half of Patients With Oropharyngeal Cancer

Positron-emission tomography (PET) scans obtained before and midway through treatment can be used to de-escalate therapy for oropharyngeal cancer, potentially leading to fewer short-term side effects, according to data presented by Allen et al at the 2022 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancers...

breast cancer

Does Daily Aspirin Help Prevent Breast Cancer Recurrence?

Taking aspirin daily does not prevent breast cancer recurrence, according to research presented by Wendy Y. Chen, MD, MPH, a medical oncologist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, during the February 2022 ASCO Plenary Series session (Abstract 360922). Results of a double-blind phase III study of more...

leukemia

Expert Point of View: Hanno R. Hock, MD, PhD

In an interview with The ASCO Post, Hanno R. Hock, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, highlighted the study’s “very nice response rate” and “encouraging data” while also noting that a pediatric-based treatment regimen in fit adults ...

leukemia

Study Finds Pediatric-Based Treatment Regimen Feasible and Effective in Older Adults With ALL

A pediatric-based protocol has delivered promising preliminary results in adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and lymphoblastic lymphoma (LBL), according to data presented at the 2021 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting & Exposition.1 Findings from the large,...

Expert Point of View: Laura C. Michaelis, MD

The moderator of the press briefing on COVID-19 in patients with blood disorders, held during the 2021 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting & Exposition, was Laura C. Michaelis, MD, a clinician and clinical researcher at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Dr. Michaelis...

hematologic malignancies
covid-19

Aggressive Supportive Treatment for COVID-19 May Be Needed in Patients With Hematologic Cancers

New research underscores the need for aggressive support of patients hospitalized with blood cancer and COVID-19, according to data presented at the 2021 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting & Exposition. Two studies of one of the largest data sets of patients with blood cancer...

Expert Point of View: Laurie H. Sehn, MD, MPH

The moderator of the session, Laurie H. Sehn, MD, MPH, Clinical Professor at the BC Cancer Centre for Lymphoid Cancer and University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, called the results of TRANSFORM trial “quite remarkable” and said chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy has the...

lymphoma

Lisocabtagene Maraleucel Improves Outcomes in Relapsed or Refractory Large B-Cell Lymphoma

Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy with lisocabtagene maraleucel could prove to be the new standard-of-care treatment for patients with relapsed or refractory large B-cell lymphoma in the second-line setting, according to data presented at the 2021 American Society of Hematology (ASH)...

Expert Point of View: Mikkael A. Sekeres, MD

Mikkael A. Sekeres, MD, of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami, called the results of the AGILE study “very promising.” He moderated a press briefing that featured the abstract at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting & Exposition. “Patients with the...

leukemia

AGILE Study: Addition of Ivosidenib to Azacitidine Triples Median Overall Survival in Difficult-to-Treat AML Population

In patients with newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with an IDH1 mutation who were ineligible for intensive chemotherapy, the addition of the IDH1 inhibitor ivosidenib to azacitidine significantly improved survival vs azacitidine alone, according to data presented at the 2021 American...

Expert Point of View: Lee Gazourian, MD

In a panel discussion that followed the presentation by Ravi Kalhan, MD, MS, at the Quantitative Imaging Workshop XVIII, Lee Gazourian, MD, of Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Massachusetts, emphasized the need for a more centralized approach to the management of incidental findings on chest...

lung cancer

Low-Dose Computed Tomography: A Window Into Early Lung Disease?

Lung health in adults has traditionally been defined as the absence of disease, but it may be time to rethink this paradigm, according to Ravi Kalhan, MD, MS, Director of the Northwestern Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Program at Northwestern University Feinberg School of...

lung cancer

Big Data and Vulnerable Populations: Addressing the Gap in Lung Cancer Screening

Recent advances in medical imaging have led to more accurate detection and management of early thoracic diseases such as lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and cardiovascular disease—three of the top four leading causes of death in the United States. Unfortunately, if not...

skin cancer
immunotherapy

Vidutolimad Plus Pembrolizumab in PD-1 Refractory Melanoma

The addition of vidutolimod to pembrolizumab could help overcome resistance to immune checkpoint inhibition in patients with metastatic or unresectable cutaneous melanoma, according to data presented by John M. Kirkwood, MD, and colleagues at the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) 2021...

skin cancer
immunotherapy

Sotigalimab Plus Nivolumab in Anti–PD-1/PD-L1–Refractory Melanoma

Immune checkpoint inhibitors have revolutionized the treatment of metastatic melanoma, but a significant number of patients still fail to respond to anti–PD-1 therapy. The novel combination of sotigalimab, an anti-CD40 monoclonal antibody, and the PD-1 inhibitor nivolumab could help address this...

gynecologic cancers
immunotherapy

Study Examines Safety and Efficacy of Retifanlimab in Recurrent MSI-H/dMMR Endometrial Cancer

The novel PD-1 inhibitor retifanlimab appears to be safe and effective in patients with pretreated, recurrent microsatellite instability–high (MSI-H) or deficient mismatch repair (dMMR) endometrial cancer, according to according to data presented by Berton-Rigaud et al at the Society for...

hepatobiliary cancer
immunotherapy

Novel Vaccine Platform Plus Pembrolizumab May Boost Immune Response in Advanced HCC

A novel vaccine platform administered in combination with pembrolizumab appears to be safe and effective in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), according to data presented by Mark Yarchoan, MD, and colleagues at the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) 2021 Annual Meeting...

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