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breast cancer

Age at Diagnosis May Improve Risk Stratification for Patients With Breast Cancer

Age is not just a number when it comes to prognosis for invasive breast cancer. According to data presented during the 2020 Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) International Conference on Surgical Cancer Care, age at diagnosis of breast cancer is a highly prognostic clinical variable that warrants...

Expert Point of View: Christopher Anker, MD

Christopher Anker, MD, a radiation oncologist at The University of Vermont Medical Center and Associate Professor at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, Burlington, told The ASCO Post that although the benefit to overall survival disappeared with time likely due to a power ...

head and neck cancer

Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy Alone vs Chemoradiation in Esophageal Cancer: No Difference Found in Long-Term Survival

Improved local-regional tumor control may not be enough to justify the increased morbidity of adding neoadjuvant radiation to chemotherapy in esophageal and gastroesophageal junction cancers, according to a pair of studies presented during the 2020 Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) International...

Expert Point of View: George J. Chang, MD, MS, FACS, FASCRS

George J. Chang, MD, MS, FACS, FASCRS, of the Department of Surgical Oncology at The University of MD Anderson Cancer Center, told The ASCO Post that although adjuvant therapy in stage II disease has been shown to improve outcomes in patients with certain high-risk features, “the benefits are...

gastrointestinal cancer

Is Infiltrating Tumor Border Configuration Linked to Poor Survival in Colon Adenocarcinoma?

Findings from a retrospective cohort study could fuel the debate over the use of adjuvant chemotherapy in stage II colon cancer, according to data presented during the virtual edition of the 2020 Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) International Conference on Surgical Cancer Care.1 Results of the...

breast cancer

High-Risk, HER2-Positive Breast Cancer: Neoadjuvant and Adjuvant Treatment Options

Although most patients with breast cancer are considered to have an overall excellent prognosis, 600,000 people still die annually of the disease around the world. Even in HER2-positive breast cancer, a subtype that has seen a transformation of outcomes in the past 2 decades, there’s still room for ...

symptom management

Primary Prevention Strategies for Avoiding Cardiotoxicity in Patients With Cancer: A Growing Area of Research

Cancer is not for the faint of heart, and sometimes neither is the treatment, according to information presented during the ASCO20 Virtual Education Program.1 Approximately 30% of patients who receive cancer therapy will have cardiovascular complications.2 What’s more, in anthracycline-treated...

lung cancer

Expert Point of View: Christine M. Lovly, MD, PhD

Invited discussant of the eXalt3 trial, Christine M. Lovly, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Oncology and Hematology, and Ingram Professor of Cancer Research, and Co-Leader of the Translational Research and Interventional Oncology Program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt Ingram ...

lung cancer

Ensartinib Doubles Progression-Free Survival in ALK-Positive NSCLC, Phase III Trial Reports

A potent, a next-generation ALK inhibitor has demonstrated promising efficacy in the first-line treatment of patients with advanced ALK-positive non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), according to data presented during the 2020 International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer’s World Conference...

lung cancer
immunotherapy

Expert Point of View: Dean A. Fennell, FRCP, PhD

Invited discussant of the CheckMate 743 trial, Dean A. Fennell, FRCP, PhD, Director of the Mesothelioma Research Program and Chair of Thoracic Oncology at The University of Leicester and University Hospitals of Leicester, United Kingdom, noted the combination of nivolumab and ipilimumab has been...

lung cancer
immunotherapy

Nivolumab Plus Ipilimumab: New Standard of Care in First-Line Treatment of Unresectable Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma?

Immunotherapy is taking on yet another highly aggressive cancer and yielding strong results, according to data presented during the 2020 International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer’s World Conference on Lung Cancer Virtual Presidential Symposium.1 A prespecified interim analysis of the...

symptom management
breast cancer

Strategies for Early Detection and Management of Lymphedema

The standard of care since 2003, sentinel lymph node biopsy has dramatically reduced the risk of lymphedema in early breast cancer, but more than 6% of patients still develop the condition. At the ASCO20 Virtual Education Program, Nicole L. Stout, DPT, CLT-LANA, FAPTA, Research Assistant Professor...

lung cancer
immunotherapy

Is It Time to Add Checkpoint Inhibitors to the Treatment of Locally Advanced Lung Cancer?

After more than 20 years of failed strategies to improve survival rates for locally advanced lung cancers, checkpoint inhibitors have revolutionized therapy, but prognoses still lag behind other tumor types. During the ASCO20 Virtual Education Program, Mark G. Kris, MD, FASCO, a thoracic medical...

Expert Point of View: Misako Nagasaka, MD

The invited discussant of the ORIENT-11 trial, Misako Nagasaka, MD, a medical oncologist at Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State University, Detroit, noted that, if approved, sintilimab will join a crowded list of first-line immuno-oncology agents for advanced non–small cell lung cancer,...

lung cancer
immunotherapy

ORIENT-11 Trial Shows Sintilimab Plus Chemotherapy Improves Progression-Free Survival in Advanced NSCLC

The first-line setting for patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-squamous non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) now has become more complicated, according to data presented during the 2020 International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer’s World Conference on Lung Cancer Virtual...

lymphoma

Chemotherapy-Free Approaches in Follicular and Mantle Cell Lymphomas

As chemotherapy and chemoimmunotherapy regimens reach their maximal impact in follicular lymphoma and mantle cell lymphoma, clinicians are turning to chemotherapy-free approaches to achieve better control, less toxicity, and (hopefully) a cure. During the ASCO20 Virtual Education Program, Sonali M. ...

solid tumors

Tumor Mutational Burden and the Future of Complex Biomarkers

The development of complex biomarkers such as tumor mutational burden (TMB) has enabled clinicians to identify patients more likely to respond to treatment of a variety of cancers, leading to more accurate diagnoses and improved outcomes. Differences in testing assays, however, have produced...

breast cancer
immunotherapy

Balancing Efficacy and Safety of Targeted Therapy in Breast Cancer Care

Novel targeted therapies have increased the likelihood of cure and prolonged survival in many patients with advanced breast cancer (Table 1), but these new agents also carry toxicity profiles that vary greatly from those of traditional chemotherapy. During the ASCO20 Virtual Education Program,...

Expert Point of View: Taimur Sher, MBBS, MD

Taimur Sher, MBBS, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology Consultant, and Director of the Multi-Specialty Amyloidosis Group at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, told The ASCO Post that shutting down the source of amyloidogenic light-chain production—the...

immunotherapy

Subcutaneous Daratumumab Improves Outcomes for Patients With Light-Chain Amyloidosis, Study Finds

Patients with light-chain amyloidosis may soon have a new standard of care, according to data presented during the 25th European Hematology Association (EHA25) Virtual Annual Congress.1 Results of the phase III ANDROMEDA study have shown that adding subcutaneous daratumumab to the triplet...

Expert Point of View: Stephen M. Ansell, MD, PhD

Stephen M. Ansell, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine in the Department of Hematology at the Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, underscored the importance of the HD17 trial results. “These data show, in a randomized fashion, that a PET-directed approach when using more intensive chemotherapy allows for the...

lymphoma

Can Radiotherapy Be Omitted for Some Patients With PET-Negative, Early-Stage Unfavorable Hodgkin Lymphoma?

The overwhelming majority of patients with early-stage unfavorable Hodgkin lymphoma may no longer require radiotherapy to treat their disease, according to data presented during the virtual edition of the 25th European Hematology Association (EHA) Annual Congress.1 The findings of the randomized,...

Expert Point of View: Antonio Llombart-Cussac, MD, PhD

Discussant of the abstracts, Antonio Llombart-Cussac, MD, PhD, of Hospital Arnau de Vilanova, Universidad Catolica Valencia, Spain, noted that establishing these regimens in the third-line setting of metastatic disease and beyond will require demonstration of consistent gains in both...

breast cancer

Newer Late-Line Treatments May Change Front-Line Standard of Care in HER2-Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer

First- and second-line treatments of HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer have become the standard of care based on solid gains in overall survival, but the prevalence of resistance to these agents is increasing; up to 55% of patients will ultimately develop brain metastases. According to a pair...

gynecologic cancers

Expert Point of View: Kathleen N. Moore, MD

Kathleen N. Moore, MD, Associate Professor of Gynecologic Oncology and Director of the Oklahoma TSET Phase I Clinical Trials Program, Stephenson Cancer Center, Oklahoma City, underscored the importance of studying patients with stable disease and less robust partial response, not just those with...

gynecologic cancers

Veliparib Plus Chemotherapy Shows Antitumor Activity in Front-Line Treatment of Ovarian Cancer, but Is It Enough?

An updated analysis of the phase III VELIA/GOG-3005 trial, presented during the 2020 Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer Webinar Series,1 suggested synergy between the poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor veliparib and platinum chemotherapy in the...

gynecologic cancers

Expert Point of View: Thomas J. Herzog, MD, and Kathleen N. Moore, MD

Thomas J. Herzog, MD, Deputy Director, University of Cincinnati Cancer Center, who presented a distillation of the PAOLA-1 trial findings along with updated results of the PRIMA trial, called the difference in progression-free survival with the addition of olaparib to bevacizumab “remarkable” after ...

gynecologic cancers

Front-Line Maintenance With Olaparib/Bevacizumab Improves Outcomes in Advanced Ovarian Cancer

Proponents of combining bevacizumab with poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibition to treat advanced ovarian cancer now have more data to support the maintenance regimen, according to an updated analysis of the phase III PAOLA-1 trial presented during the 2020 Society of Gynecologic Oncology...

gynecologic cancers
covid-19

Gynecologic Oncologist Describes His New Normal in a New York Hospital

During the COVID-19 pandemic, The ASCO Post will be interviewing oncologists on how they and their centers are dealing with the crisis. Here, we speak with Alexander Melamed, MD, MPH, a gynecologic oncologist and Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia...

gynecologic cancers

Expert Point of View: Thomas J. Herzog, MD

Thomas J. Herzog, MD, Deputy Director, University of Cincinnati Cancer Center, who presented a distillation of the PRIMA trial data along with updated results of the phase III PAOLA-1 trial of olaparib plus bevacizumab maintenance, called the data “practice-changing.” “We’ve suspected for a while...

gynecologic cancers

Niraparib as First-Line Maintenance Therapy for Advanced Ovarian Cancers

Making sense of maintenance therapy in advanced ovarian cancer has been a tall order since the publication of impressive data for not one but three PARP inhibitors at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2019 Congress.1 The picture became a little clearer on April 29, 2020, however,...

gynecologic cancers

Expert Point of View: Shannon N. Westin, MD, MPH, FACOG and Alexander Melamed, MD, MPH

Discussant of the abstract on the WEE1 inhibitor adavosertib, Shannon N. Westin, MD, MPH, FACOG, Associate Professor and clinical investigator at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, called the interaction between P53 and WEE1 an “opportunity for synthetic lethality.” She continued:...

gynecologic cancers

WEE1 Inhibitor Shows Activity in Recurrent Uterine Serous Carcinoma

Monotherapy with the experimental WEE1 inhibitor adavosertib has shown activity in patients with advanced recurrent or metastatic uterine serous carcinoma,1 according to data presented during the 2020 Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer Webinar Series. The initial ...

covid-19

Cancer vs COVID-19: Clinical Trial Research During the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic transformed cancer care, seemingly overnight, as practices scrambled to ensure a safe environment for caregivers and patients. Although regulatory burdens have been relaxed to allow patients to continue on trial treatment and telemedicine has expanded its competency and reach, ...

gynecologic cancers

Expert Point of View: Alexandra Leary, MD, PhD

Alexandra Leary, MD, PhD, of the Gustave Roussy Institute of Oncology, Paris, underscored the controversy surrounding the use of neoadjuvant chemotherapy in advanced ovarian cancer, suggesting the discord may be “more cultural and emotional than scientific” to some degree. “Some countries, such as ...

gynecologic cancers

Advanced Ovarian Cancer: Use of Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy Increasing Along With Survival

The use of neoadjuvant chemotherapy for advanced ovarian cancer may not have the negative impact on survival feared by many gynecologic oncologists. In fact, according to a pair of studies that were to have been presented at the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) 2020 Annual Meeting on Women’s...

head and neck cancer
supportive care
survivorship

Better Mental Health Screening Needed for Survivors of Head and Neck Cancer

The threat posed by head and neck cancer extends well beyond the physical disease, according to research presented at the 2020 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancers Symposium.1,2 The pair of studies underscored the high costs of survivorship, including elevated rates of chronic pain, substance...

head and neck cancer
immunotherapy

Study Finds Chemoradiation Plus Bevacizumab Safe and Feasible in Locally or Regionally Advanced Nasopharyngeal Cancer

The addition of bevacizumab to the current standard of care of chemoradiation therapy is safe and feasible for the treatment of locally or regionally advanced nasopharyngeal cancer, according to data presented at the 2020 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancers Symposium.1 “I’m pleased to report...

head and neck cancer
immunotherapy

Expert Point of View: Charu Aggarwal, MD, MPH

Charu Aggarwal, MD, MPH, Leslye M. Heisler Assistant Professor for Lung Cancer Excellence at the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, underscored the paucity of treatment options for metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. “Even though pembrolizumab is...

head and neck cancer
immunotherapy

Pembrolizumab Plus Cetuximab Shows Antitumor Activity in Squamous Cell Head and Neck Cancer

The first trial to evaluate anti–­programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) blockade combined with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibition in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma demonstrates promising activity of the drug combination in patients with platinum-refractory or -ineligible...

head and neck cancer
immunotherapy

Expert Point of View: Sue Sun Yom, MD, PhD

Sue Sun Yom, MD, PhD, Professor of Radiation Oncology & Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, said there is “reasonableness to further investigation” of the combination of programmed cell death...

head and neck cancer
immunotherapy

Pembrolizumab Plus Radiotherapy Worthy of Further Study in Locally Advanced Squamous Cell Head and Neck Cancer

The combination of the checkpoint inhibitor pembrolizumab and definitive radiation therapy appears to be a safe and feasible option for patients with locally advanced head and neck cancer who are not eligible for cisplatin, according to data presented at the 2020 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck...

head and neck cancer

Expert Point of View: Tanguy Y. Seiwert, MD

Moderator of the session, Tanguy Y. Seiwert, MD, Director of the Head and Neck Cancer Oncology Disease Group and Assistant Professor of Oncology at Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore, underscored the “dramatically good” preclinical data supporting the use of mTOR inhibitors in advanced...

head and neck cancer

Study Suggests Adjuvant Everolimus May Benefit Patients With Advanced Head and Neck Cancer

The mTOR inhibitor everolimus, used to treat breast and kidney cancers, may benefit patients with advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck, according to data presented at the 2020 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancers Symposium.1 The results of an investigator-initiated, phase II...

head and neck cancer
immunotherapy

Expert Point of View: Tanguy Y. Seiwert, MD

Tanguy Y. Seiwert, MD, moderator of the session on the phase II trial of neoadjuvant nivolumab with or without ipilimumab in patients with oral cavity cancer, underscored concerns about differences in outcome measures. Dr. Seiwert is Director of the Head and Neck Cancer Oncology Disease Group and...

head and neck cancer
immunotherapy

Phase II Trial Finds Neoadjuvant Immunotherapy Feasible in Oral Cavity Cancer

The results of a phase II study suggest that a short course of immunotherapy prior to surgery for oral cavity cancer may trigger tumor regression, possibly providing long-term benefits for patients. According to data presented at the 2020 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancers Symposium,1 a 3-week ...

head and neck cancer
immunotherapy

Immune-Restorative Agent May Boost Immunotherapy Response in Advanced Head and Neck Cancer

Immune modulation with checkpoint inhibitors has shown beneficial effects in advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, but responses have been limited to a small number of patients. According to data presented at the 2020 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancers Symposium, however, an...

head and neck cancer
immunotherapy

Expert Point of View: Sue Sun Yom, MD, PhD

Sue Sun Yom, MD, PhD, Professor of Radiation Oncology & Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, said there is “reasonableness to further investigation” of the combination of programmed cell death...

head and neck cancer
immunotherapy

Pembrolizumab Plus Radiotherapy Worthy of Further Study in Locally Advanced Squamous Cell Head and Neck Cancer

The combination of the checkpoint inhibitor pembrolizumab and definitive radiation therapy appears to be a safe and feasible option for patients with locally advanced head and neck cancer who are not eligible for cisplatin, according to data presented at the 2020 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck...

head and neck cancer
immunotherapy

2020 Head and Neck Cancers Symposium: Immune Restorative Agent May Boost Immunotherapy Response in Advanced Head and Neck Cancer

Immune modulation with checkpoint inhibitors has shown benefit in advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, but responses have been limited to a small number of patients. According to data presented by Gregory T. Wolf, MD, FACS, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and...

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