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Expert Point of View: Shonta Chambers, MSW

According to Shonta Chambers, MSW, Executive Vice President of Health Equity Initiatives and Community Engagement, Patient Advocate Foundation, the social determinants of health that hinder people’s ability to access and adhere to cancer care cannot be ignored if health equity is to be achieved....

issues in oncology

Road Map to More Equitable Care From the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Created more than a decade ago, the Office of Minority Health (OMH) and the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities have a mission to advance the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through policies, programs, and partnerships at the Centers for Medicare and...

covid-19

Lessons From the Pandemic: How COVID-19 Can Lead to Improvements in Cancer Care

The COVID-19 pandemic may have put the world on pause, but it also showed the medical community that rapid progress is possible with focus and collaboration. During the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Virtual Oncology Policy Summit, “Defining the ‘New Normal’ 2021 and the State of...

covid-19

Expert Point of View: Clifford Goodman, PhD

Moderator of the session at the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Virtual Oncology Policy Summit, Clifford Goodman, PhD, Senior Vice President at The Lewin Group, said he was struck by the diverse impacts that the COVID-19 pandemic had on cancer care. One area that remained relatively...

covid-19

Impact of COVID-19 on Cancer Treatment and Early Detection: Data-Driven Insights

From a dramatic drop in caseloads to missed screenings and diagnoses as well as the emergence of telemedicine, COVID-19 turned the world of oncology upside down. During the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Virtual Oncology Policy Summit, “Defining the ‘New Normal’ 2021 and the State of...

Expert Point of View: Sarah Blair, MD, FACS

Session moderator during the 2021 American Society of Breast Surgeons Annual Meeting, Sarah Blair, MD, FACS, Vice Chair of Academic Affairs for the Department of Surgery at University of California San Diego, urged widespread dissemination of these survey findings. “I was struck by how important...

breast cancer
symptom management

Survivors of Early-Stage Breast Cancer Face Broad Range of Symptoms and Concerns

Patients with early-stage breast cancer may be at low risk of dying of their disease, but they experience a high burden of physical and psychological symptoms long after their treatment has ended, according to data presented during the 2021 American Society of Breast Surgeons Annual Meeting.1...

breast cancer

De-escalating Surgery for Women With Breast Cancer

From routine axillary lymph node dissection to sentinel lymph node surgery, the use of axillary surgery continues to evolve in breast cancer. Recently, surgical oncologists have begun to consider avoiding axillary surgery completely in patients with a low risk of node-positive disease as well as in ...

Expert Point of View: Henry Kuerer, MD, PhD, FACS

Henry Kuerer, MD, PhD, FACS, a cancer surgeon and researcher at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, told The ASCO Post that although this study is not practice-changing, it does offer a potential option for patients. “The advantage of this technique is that the procedure takes just...

breast cancer

Cryoablation in Low-Risk Breast Cancers: Minimally Invasive Procedure With Minimal Risk

Cryoablation is emerging as a new alternative to surgical excision for smaller early-stage, low-risk breast cancers in appropriately selected patient populations, according to data presented during the 2021 American Society of Breast Surgeons Annual Meeting.1 Early 3-year results of the multicenter ...

gynecologic cancers

Expert Point of View: Thomas Herzog, MD

Discussant of the abstract on this novel algorithm, Thomas Herzog, MD, Deputy Director of the University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the UC College of Medicine, called the use of risk-based factors in complex ovarian cancer surgery to successfully...

gynecologic cancers

Could Risk-Based Triage System Alter Surgical Practice in Ovarian Cancer?

A simple, risk-assessment algorithm may change practice when it comes to selecting patients with advanced ovarian who can tolerate complex primary debulking surgery, according to data presented during the virtual edition of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) 2021 Annual Meeting on Women’s...

breast cancer

New Approaches Needed for Patients With Locoregional Breast Cancer Progression During Neoadjuvant Systemic Therapy

Patients with breast cancer who experience disease progression on neoadjuvant systemic therapy tend to have poor survival outcomes, even after surgical management, according to a study presented during the 2021 American Society of Breast Surgeons Annual Meeting.1 Findings from the retrospective...

gynecologic cancers

Expert Point of View: Thomas Herzog, MD

The discussant of the fuzuloparib abstract at the Society of Gynecologic Oncology meeting was Thomas Herzog, MD, Deputy Director of the University of Cincinnati (UC) Cancer Center and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the UC College of Medicine. He said that these data have already led to...

gynecologic cancers

Fuzuloparib Maintenance Therapy Improves Progression-Free Survival in Patients With Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

A new poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor could soon be joining an already crowded treatment landscape in ovarian cancer, according to data presented at the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) 2021 Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer, which was held virtually.1  Results of the phase III...

gynecologic cancers
immunotherapy

Expert Point of View: Thomas Herzog, MD

Discussant of this phase II study, Thomas Herzog, MD, Deputy Director of the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the UC College of Medicine, called the results “very exciting.” “The 33% response rate with the combination of ixabepilone plus...

gynecologic cancers
immunotherapy

Study Finds Ixabepilone Plus Bevacizumab Active in Platinum-Resistant or Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

The addition of bevacizumab to ixabepilone could be a promising treatment strategy for a group of patients with cancer currently lacking therapeutic options, according to data presented during the virtual edition of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) 2021 Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer.1...

supportive care
hematologic malignancies

Cardiovascular Disease in Hematologic Malignancies: Who Is at Risk?

Given the improvements in diagnostic strategies, treatment, and supportive care, long-term survival is now an expected outcome for a large majority of patients with hematologic malignancies. Unfortunately, radiation therapy and anthracyclines, which form the backbone of front-line treatment, have...

immunotherapy
issues in oncology

Cardiovascular Risks Associated With Checkpoint Inhibitors and CAR T-Cell Therapy

In just a few years, immunotherapy has risen to become a pillar of cancer care, leading to significantly improved response rates and even cures in previously intractable diseases. Leveraging the immune system to treat cancer, however, also increases the potential for serious off-target effects....

gynecologic cancers

Image-Guided Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy in Patients With Cervical Cancer

Treatment with image-guided intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IG-IMRT) led to reduced late toxicities vs standard three-dimensional (3D) conformal radiotherapy in patients with cervical cancer, according to data presented by Supriya Chopra, MD, and colleagues during the Society of Gynecologic...

gynecologic cancers
immunotherapy

Niraparib Plus Bevacizumab Shows Clinical Benefit in Patients With Advanced Ovarian Cancer

The addition of niraparib maintenance to first-line platinum-based chemotherapy with bevacizumab demonstrated clinical benefit in patients with advanced ovarian cancer, according to data from the OVARIO study presented by Melissa M. Hardesty, MD, MPH, during the Society of Gynecologic Oncology...

gynecologic cancers

Benefit of Niraparib Maintenance Therapy Extends Beyond First Disease Progression in Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

The PARP (poly [ADP-ribose] polymerase) inhibitor niraparib is safe for long-term use and effective as maintenance treatment in patients with platinum-sensitive recurrent ovarian cancer, according to data presented by Ursula A. Matulonis, MD, at the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) 2021...

gynecologic cancers
genomics/genetics

PARP Inhibition Shows Efficacy in Ovarian Cancer Regardless of Number of Prior Lines of Chemotherapy, BRCA Mutation Status

Treatment with olaparib is safe and effective for patients with platinum-sensitive relapsed ovarian cancer, regardless of the number of prior lines of chemotherapy received and BRCA mutation status, according to data presented from the phase II LIGHT study by Karen A. Cadoo, MD, at the Society of...

breast cancer
immunotherapy

Novel HER2-Targeted Therapies Pose Sequencing Challenges

With three new HER2-targeted therapies approved in the past 15 months alone, the treatment landscape for patients with metastatic breast cancer has become increasingly crowded. In the third-line setting and beyond, there are now at least eight HER2-targeted agents approved by the U.S. Food and Drug ...

hematologic malignancies
symptom management
supportive care

Trading One Disease for Another: Patients With Chronic Graft-vs-Host Disease May Face Lifelong Complications

The field of allogeneic stem cell transplantation continues to improve survival for patients with previously incurable blood cancers. However, up to 50% of patients who undergo transplantation with donor cells will develop chronic graft-vs-host disease, a potentially deadly condition that can also...

hematologic malignancies

Chronic Graft-vs-Host Disease: Future Directions in Treatment

Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) has improved survival rates for several hematologic malignancies, but as the number of transplants continues to rise, community oncologists are evaluating more posttransplant complications in the clinics. The ASCO Post spoke with two of the principals...

Expert Point of View: Karen M. Winkfield, MD, PhD

Moderator of the session, Karen M. Winkfield, MD, PhD, a radiation oncologist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and Executive Director of the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance in Nashville, underscored the importance of approaching patient survivorship holistically. “As radiation oncologists,...

supportive care

Sexual Health: An Issue for Many Survivors of Cancer

Sexual dysfunction is prevalent among cancer survivors—and rarely addressed—according to data presented during the 2020 American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting.1 A survey of cancer survivors has found that nearly 9 out of 10 respondents reported some change after cancer...

lung cancer
immunotherapy

Expert Point of View: Joel W. Neal, MD, PhD

Invited discussant of the abstract, Joel W. Neal, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine at Stanford University, called this real-world analysis novel,1 given the decreasing number of patients treated with single-agent immunotherapy. “I think we’re unlikely to have a larger prospective study [in...

lung cancer
immunotherapy

Lung Cancer Progression-Free Survival With Immunotherapy Varies Significantly by Tumor-Mutation Subtype, Real-World Data Show

A real-world study of single-agent immune checkpoint inhibitors in driver-mutated non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has demonstrated significant variation in progression-free survival between mutation subtypes, according to data presented during the International Association for the Study of Lung...

lung cancer

Early-Stage Lung Cancer: An Overview of the Clinical Trial Landscape

Although early-stage, resectable disease represents the best chance for meaningful long-term survival and cure for patients with lung cancer, there are still high rates of recurrence. According to Rajwanth Veluswamy, MD, MSCR, neoadjuvant and adjuvant treatments are needed to improve surgical...

lung cancer

Expert Point of View: Matthijs Oudkerk, MD

Matthijs Oudkerk, MD, Professor of Radiology at the University Medical Center Groningen, Netherlands, and Principal Investigator for Radiology of the NELSON Lung Cancer Detection Study, stressed that detecting individuals who have early-stage lung cancer with more virulent biologic behavior is...

lung cancer

Surgical Resection of Stage I Lung Cancer: Rating the Evidence of Benefit

A recent report from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has undermined the evidentiary basis for the primary treatment of stage I non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) while rating the evidence for the benefit of screening as “high.”1 According to David F. Yankelevitz, MD, these...

Expert Point of View: Melina E. Marmarelis, MD, MSCE

Invited study discussant, Melina E. Marmarelis, MD, MSCE, of Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, noted that pembrolizumab has been evaluated in advanced mesothelioma in several clinical trials, with varying results. According to Dr. Marmarelis, this high...

immunotherapy

Use of Pembrolizumab in Advanced Pleural Mesothelioma: Results From KEYNOTE-158

The largest single-arm trial evaluating pembrolizumab in relapsed malignant pleural mesothelioma has demonstrated an “impressive” duration of response, according to a presentation during the virtual edition of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) 2020 North America...

Expert Point of View: Deborah B. Doroshow, MD, PhD

Invited study discussant, Deborah B. Doroshow, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Tisch Cancer Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, in New York, noted that the current first-line treatment paradigm for patients with advanced NSCLC and no driver mutation is based on...

lung cancer
immunotherapy

Nivolumab Plus Ipilimumab in First-Line NSCLC: Two New Indications, Many More Questions

In May 2020, the combination of nivolumab and ipilimumab was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for two separate indications in the first-line setting of advanced non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). One was in metastatic NSCLC with tumors that have PD-L1 expression ≥ 1% with...

Expert Point of View: Alejandro Berlin, MD, MSc

Discussant of the abstract, Alejandro Berlin, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto, called the study “thought-provoking” and applauded the data-sharing approach to answer a clinically relevant question. According to Dr. Berlin, this work resurfaces the...

prostate cancer

Adjuvant vs Neoadjuvant Androgen-Deprivation Therapy With Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer

Sequencing of androgen-deprivation therapy with radiotherapy has a significant impact on long-term outcomes in localized prostate cancer, according to data presented during the virtual edition of the 2020 American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting.1 Pooled individual patient...

symptom management

Expert Point of View: Therese Marie Mulvey, MD, FASCO

Therese Marie Mulvey, MD, FASCO, Director of Quality Safety and Value at the Massachusetts General Hospital North Shore Cancer Center, Boston, told The ASCO Post that this “provocative and elegant” study underscores the importance of listening to patients. “Baseline patient-reported symptoms are...

symptom management

Ask Patients With Advanced Cancer About Fatigue: The Answer May Reveal Survival Odds

Fatigue could be an important baseline stratification factor for cancer treatment, according to data presented during the 2020 ASCO Quality Care Symposium.1 An analysis of four SWOG treatment trials has found an association between patient fatigue and outcomes in advanced cancer. Data from the...

pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma: Leveraging Molecular Data to Drive Clinical Advances

With the worst 5-year overall survival of all cancers and the second-leading cause of cancer death, pancreatic adenocarcinoma remains a dismal prognosis for the vast majority of patients. However, more accurate tumor staging and better understanding of distinct molecular subgroups have started to...

Committed to Excellence: Oncology Drug Development Marches on Amid a Pandemic

Instituted as part of the 21st Century Cures Act, the Oncology Center of Excellence (OCE) fosters a unified interaction between three U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) centers: Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, and Center for Devices and...

lung cancer

Liquid Biopsy: Mounting Evidence Shows Clinical Utility in Tumor Monitoring

A “blood-first” approach could soon shift the diagnostic paradigm in advanced lung cancer, replacing tissue biopsy with minimally invasive assays. According to Natasha B. Leighl, MD, MMSc, FRCPC, FASCO, there is rapidly mounting evidence that liquid biopsy serves a prognostic function in advanced...

issues in oncology
supportive care

Expert Point of View: Sonali M. Smith, MD, FASCO

Sonali M. Smith, MD, FASCO, the Elwood V. Jensen Professor in Medicine, Interim Chief of Hematology/Oncology, and Director of the Lymphoma Program at the University of Chicago Medical Center, told The ASCO Post that communication between the patient and the caregiving team has become increasingly...

issues in oncology
supportive care

Reducing Emergency Department Visits: Better Patient Outreach May Improve Care, Treatment Costs

Identifying patients at risk for adverse outcomes and intervening with intensive clinical services may improve cancer care while saving billions of dollars in avoidable emergency department (ED) visits. And, in fact, cancer centers may already have all the information they need to do so, according...

issues in oncology
cost of care

Expert Point of View: Reginald Tucker-Seeley, ScD

Formal discussant of these abstracts on financial toxicity, Reginald Tucker-Seeley, ScD, of USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, said the studies by Drs. Shankaran and Yabroff highlight how far the field has come in understanding the pathway from cancer diagnosis to financial hardship for...

issues in oncology
cost of care

Medical Financial Hardship: Pervasive and Possibly Linked to Mortality Among Patients With Cancer

Reducing the financial impact of cancer diagnosis and treatment may save not only bank accounts but lives as well, according to recent data. Two separate survey studies presented during the 2020 ASCO Quality Care Symposium have highlighted the pervasiveness and deadliness of financial toxicity,...

gynecologic cancers

Expert Point of View: Andreas du Bois, MD, PhD

The invited discussant of the phase III INOVATYON trial was Andreas du Bois, MD, PhD, Chairman of the Department of Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology at Kliniken Essen Mitte, Germany, and Chairman of the AGO Study Group. As Dr. du Bois explained, the study “dealt with an old question: Does...

geriatric oncology
symptom management

Expert Point of View: Monika K. Krzyzanowska, MD

Formal discussant of the abstract, Monika K. Krzyzanowska, MD, a medical oncologist at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto, said this study extends the evidence base on geriatric assessment in oncology and shows that geriatric assessment should be...

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