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global cancer care

How ASCO’s Regional Councils Are Having an International Impact on Patients With Cancer

In September 2023, ASCO announced the establishment of its fourth regional council, the Central and Eastern European Regional Council, which includes representatives from 17 countries, with the goal of expanding ASCO’s mission globally to “conquer cancer through research, education, and promotion...

palliative care

ASCO Launches New Webinar: Making Palliative Care a Part of Your Oncology Practice

ASCO President Lynn Schuchter, MD, FASCO, has made access to palliative and supportive care among patients with cancer a central focus of her presidential term. Although not all cancer clinicians can be palliative care specialists, because palliative and supportive care are so essential to every...

lymphoma

SWOG S1826: Nivolumab Plus AVD Surpasses Standard-of-Care Combination Regimen in Patients With Advanced Hodgkin Lymphoma

The addition of nivolumab, an immune checkpoint inhibitor, to chemotherapy significantly improved progression-free survival in adults and children with advanced classical Hodgkin lymphoma with reduced toxicity compared with standard-of-care brentuximab vedotin plus chemotherapy, according to the...

breast cancer

ASCO Awarded $11 Million to Study Oral Drug Dosing Strategies in Older Adults With Metastatic Breast Cancer Receiving CDK4/6 Inhibitors

ASCO has been awarded $11 million in research funding by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study dosing strategies of oral CDK4/6 inhibitors in older adults living with metastatic breast cancer. The study aims to address a critical evidence gap in the treatment of this...

lymphoma

Expert Point of View: Corey Speers, MD, PhD, and Julie R. Gralow, MD, FACP, FASCO

ASCO expert Corey Speers, MD, PhD, Professor of Radiation Oncology at the University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, Cleveland, provided thoughts on the IELSG37 trial at a press briefing. “The investigators should be congratulated for running the largest ever trial in primary mediastinal B-cell...

issues in oncology

How ASCO’s 2023 Breakthrough Meeting Is Putting a Spotlight on Cutting-Edge Advances in Cancer Care Technology and Innovation

After a 4-year hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic, ASCO’s Breakthrough meeting is returning to Asia from August 3–5, 2023, in Yokohama, Japan, and will also be livestreamed (https://conferences.asco.org/breakthrough/welcome). Launched in 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand, “Breakthrough is ASCO’s...

integrative oncology

A Telephone-Based Weight-Loss Intervention Induced Clinically Meaningful Weight Loss in Patients With Breast Cancer and Overweight or Obesity

Jennifer A. Ligibel, MD, FASCO, Director of the Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies and Healthy Living at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and colleagues conducted a randomized study to evaluate the impact of a telephone-based ...

leukemia

Health Systems Strengthening Approach in the United States–Mexico Border Region Improved 5-Year Survival for Children With ALL

The implementation of a collaborative program between North American and Mexican medical institutions to achieve sustainable, high-quality care at a public hospital in the United States–Mexico border region for children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) has resulted in significant improvement ...

lymphoma

SWOG S1826: Nivolumab Plus AVD Surpasses Standard-of-Care Combination Regimen in Patients With Advanced Hodgkin Lymphoma

The addition of nivolumab, an immune checkpoint inhibitor, to chemotherapy significantly improved progression-free survival in adults and children with advanced classical Hodgkin lymphoma with reduced toxicity compared with standard-of-care brentuximab vedotin plus chemotherapy, according to the...

colorectal cancer

PROSPECT Trial: Pelvic Radiation Therapy Avoided for Most Patients With Intermediate-Risk, Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer

Patients with intermediate-risk rectal cancer who received neoadjuvant chemotherapy with selective use of pelvic chemoradiation therapy had disease-free survival that was noninferior to the standard approach using pelvic chemoradiation, according to findings from the randomized phase III PROSPECT...

solid tumors

ASCO Issues Clinical Guidance for Treating Gastrointestinal Cancers Amid Acute Drug Shortages

ASCO has issued new clinical guidance for treating patients with gastrointestinal cancers amid a nationwide shortage of carboplatin and cisplatin. The two chemotherapy agents, in extremely short supply, are essential to treating an array of gastrointestinal cancers—such as esophageal, pancreatic,...

issues in oncology

Medicaid Expansion Associated With a Reduction in Mortality for Black Patients With Gastrointestinal Malignancies

A study investigating the effect of Medicaid expansion on racial disparities in mortality among patients with gastrointestinal malignancies has found that the initiative was associated with a greater reduction in 2-year mortality rates among Black patients living in states with Medicaid expansion...

gynecologic cancers

De-escalation of Surgery Feasible for Selected Patients With Low-Risk, Early-Stage Cervical Cancer

Many patients with early-stage, low-risk cervical cancer may be spared the side effects associated with radical hysterectomy and undergo simple hysterectomy with pelvic lymph node dissection instead, according to results of the international phase III SHAPE study presented at the 2023 ASCO Annual...

breast cancer

Adjuvant Treatment With Ribociclib Reduces Risk of Recurrence in Hormone Receptor–Positive, HER2-Negative, Early-Stage Breast Cancer

The addition of the CDK4/6 inhibitor ribociclib to endocrine therapy significantly improved invasive disease–free survival in women with hormone receptor–positive, HER2-negative, early-stage breast cancer. These results of the phase III NATALEE trial were reported by lead author Dennis J. Slamon,...

head and neck cancer

INDIGO Trial: IDH Inhibitor Improves Progression-Free Survival in Grade 2 IDH1/2-Mutated Gliomas

The oral IDH1/2 inhibitor vorasidenib significantly improved progression-free survival in patients with grade 2 gliomas expressing IDH1/2 mutations in the phase III INDIGO trial. These results, which were reported by lead author Ingo K. Mellinghoff, MD, FACP, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer...

gynecologic cancers

Pembrolizumab Added to Chemotherapy Improves Survival in Advanced Cervical Cancer Regardless of PD-L1 Expression

The addition of pembrolizumab to chemotherapy with or without bevacizumab led to improved overall survival and progression-free survival in women with persistent, recurrent, or metastatic cervical cancer in the final protocol-specified overall survival analysis of the KEYNOTE-826 trial presented at ...

gastrointestinal cancer
issues in oncology

ASCO Issues Clinical Guidance for Treating Gastrointestinal Cancers Amid Acute Drug Shortages

ASCO has issued new clinical guidance for treating patients with gastrointestinal cancers amid a nationwide shortage of carboplatin and cisplatin. The two chemotherapy agents, in extremely short supply, are essential to treating an array of gastrointestinal cancers—such as esophageal cancer,...

Narratives in Oncology Through the Years

Beginning in 2012, The ASCO Post introduced Narratives in Oncology, a special commemorative issue profiling several of the many leaders in the oncology community. Over the past years, many in the oncology community have been profiled in this commemorative issue. A complete list of individuals...

leukemia
global cancer care

Using a Health Systems Strengthening Approach in the United States–Mexico Border Region Improved Survival Rates for Children With ALL

The implementation of a collaborative program between North American and Mexican medical institutions to achieve sustainable, high-quality care at a public hospital in the United States–Mexico border region for children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and improve outcomes has resulted in...

breast cancer

Telephone-Based Weight Loss Intervention for Patients With Breast Cancer and Overweight/Obesity

A randomized study by Jennifer A. Ligibel, MD, Director of the Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies and Healthy Living at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, evaluating the impact of a telephone-based weight loss intervention in...

gastrointestinal cancer
health-care policy

Medicaid Expansion Associated With a Reduction in Mortality for Black Patients With Gastrointestinal Cancers

Studies showed that racial minorities experience disparities in access to cancer treatment and survival. In an effort to improve access to care for disadvantaged populations, the Affordable Care Act provided funding to states to expand Medicaid eligibility criteria and provide coverage to...

ASCO Celebrates the Cancer Moonshot on Its Relaunch Anniversary

“Dedicated to making a world of difference in cancer care, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and its affiliated organization, the American Association of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), laud the goals, progress, and continued potential of the Cancer Moonshot initiative. Having the full support of ...

covid-19
issues in oncology

COVID-19 Vaccination Rates May Be Lower in Patients With Cancer Who Have Comorbidities, Certain Types of Cancer, and Specific Sociodemographic Factors

Investigators have found that patients undergoing treatment for cancer who have comorbidities, metastatic solid or non–B-cell hematologic malignancies, and those living in areas with lower levels of education and higher levels of unemployment may have lower rates of COVID-19 vaccination, according...

Oncologists Applaud State of the Union’s Focus on Ending Cancer as We Know It

Julie R. Gralow, MD, FACP, FASCO, Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President of ASCO and the Association for Clinical Oncology, issued the following statement after President Joseph Biden’s State of the Union address on February 7. “ASCO applauds President Biden’s focus on ‘ending cancer as ...

issues in oncology

ASCO Formalizes Free Membership for Physicians in Lower-Middle–Income Countries

The ASCO Board of Directors recently took further action to support members in lower-middle–income countries. In alignment with ASCO’s strategic goal of making a global impact, the Board elected to expand free membership for physicians from lower-middle–income countries, as defined by the World...

Oncologists Applaud State of the Union’s Focus on Ending Cancer as We Know It

Julie R. Gralow, MD, FACP, FASCO, Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and Association for Clinical Oncology, issued the following statement after President Joseph R. Biden’s State of the Union address earlier this week. “ASCO applauds...

Former ASCO President Monica Bertagnolli Welcomed as NCI Director in Capitol Hill Reception

On December 7, 2022, Association for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President Julie Gralow MD, FACP, FASCO, attended a reception on Capitol Hill hosted by the One Voice Against Cancer Coalition and the House Cancer Caucus, to welcome former ASCO President Monica...

Uniting on Shared Priorities to Improve Cancer Care: ASCO and ECO Formalize Collaboration With a Memorandum of Understanding

ASCO and the European Cancer Organisation (ECO) are pleased to announce a new collaboration, formalized with a recently signed memorandum of understanding, that will advance their shared aims on cancer control. The two organizations will continue to work together to support the ECO-ASCO Special...

global cancer care

How ASCO and the Oncology Community Came Together to Discuss Progress in Global Cancer Control and the Challenges Ahead

After a 4-year in-person hiatus because of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the World Cancer Congress, hosted by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), held its first hybrid in-person and virtual meeting in October in Geneva. The conference brought together more than 2,000 attendees from...

issues in oncology

The Effect of the Reversal of Roe v Wade on Care of Pregnant Women With Cancer

The repercussions from the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court on June 24, 2022, to overturn Roe v Wade, effectively ending a nearly 50-year federal constitutional right to an abortion and allowing instead states to determine abortion access, are starting to be felt in the cancer care community. The ...

issues in oncology

How ASCO Is Helping Members Navigate the Cancer Care Terrain for Pregnant Patients Since the Reversal of Roe v Wade

In response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization overturning Roe v Wade, eliminating the constitutional right to an abortion and returning the power to regulate reproductive health for women to the states, ASCO, the American Cancer Society Action...

issues in oncology

Future Leaders Selected to Advance Gender Equality Through the Leadership Programme for Women in Oncology

The first 10 participants in the new Leadership Programme for Women in Oncology have been announced. The program, a joint endeavour from ASCO and City Cancer Challenge Foundation (C/Can), seeks to address the specific challenges and barriers faced by women leaders in oncology and strengthen the...

breast cancer
immunotherapy

DESTINY-Breast04 Trial: T-DXd Significantly Improves Survival in Patients With HER2-Low Metastatic Breast Cancer

The antibody-drug conjugate fam-trastuzumab deruxtecan-nxki (T-DXd) doubled progression-free survival compared with chemotherapy alone in patients with “HER2-low” metastatic breast cancer—ie, patients with low levels of HER2 expression. The agent also extended overall survival for patients with low ...

ASCO and the African Organisation for Research and Training in Cancer Announce Innovative Collaboration to Advance Cancer Research in Africa

ASCO and the African Organisation for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) committing the two organizations to collaborate to advance cancer research in Africa. Harnessing the respective programs, leaders, and member networks of both...

legislation

Research Finds Medicaid Expansion Led to Decreases in Cancer Incidence and Mortality Rates

State-run Medicaid insurance, expanded in 2014 as part of the Affordable Care Act, has resulted in decreased metastatic cancer incidence rates as well as decreased overall cancer mortality rates, and has averted over 1,000 deaths due to cancer per year. About 12% of the improvements in cancer...

issues in oncology
cost of care

Can a Navigation Program Lower Care Costs for Patients With Cancer?

A cancer navigation program can reduce overall costs when deployed in collaboration with a statewide Medicare Advantage health plan across a wide range of practice types, according to findings to be presented by Worland et al at the upcoming 2022 ASCO Quality Care Symposium (Abstract 4). A...

cost of care

Total Cost of Cancer Care May Be Reduced With Lower-Cost Alternate Drugs Without Compromising Quality of Care

Substituting biosimilars, generics, and clinically appropriate lower-cost drugs for established, costlier drugs was shown to be an effective way to reduce the total cost of care, by 5% or so, while maintaining the quality of care for patients with cancer. Even small shifts toward lower-cost drugs...

issues in oncology

ASCO and WHO to Collaborate on Quality Indicators for Cancer Facilities

In a collaboration announced on June 4, ASCO will work with the World Health Organization (WHO) to measure and improve the quality of cancer care internationally. The goal is to achieve health-related targets of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals and WHO Global Action Plan on Non-Communicable...

breast cancer

Study Finds Radiation Therapy May Be Safely Omitted for Some Older Patients With Luminal A Breast Cancer

For some patients aged 55 or older with early-stage, low-risk breast cancer, endocrine therapy following breast-conserving surgery may be sufficient without the need for postoperative radiation therapy, according to the results of the prospective LUMINA trial, reported at the 2022 ASCO Annual...

cns cancers
genomics/genetics

Dual-Targeted Therapy Improves Outcomes vs Chemotherapy for Some Pediatric Patients With Low-Grade Glioma

The all-oral combination of dabrafenib plus trametinib—two targeted therapies—significantly improved the overall response rate vs standard-of-care chemotherapy with carboplatin plus vincristine in pediatric patients with BRAF V600 mutation–positive low-grade gliomas. The clinical benefit rate...

pancreatic cancer
genomics/genetics
immunotherapy

NOTABLE Trial: Survival in Pancreatic KRAS Wild-Type Cancer Improved With Addition of Nimotuzumab to Gemcitabine

In patients with locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer and KRAS wild-type tumors, novel treatment with the monoclonal antibody nimotuzumab, which targets the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR),  plus gemcitabine significantly improved overall survival and other outcomes over...

breast cancer
immunotherapy

DESTINY-Breast04 Trial: T-DXd Significantly Improves Survival in Patients With HER2-Low Metastatic Breast Cancer

The antibody-drug conjugate fam-trastuzumab deruxtecan-nxki (T-DXd) doubled progression-free survival compared with chemotherapy alone in patients with “HER2-low” metastatic breast cancer—ie, patients with low levels of HER2 expression. The agent also extended overall survival for patients with low ...

multiple myeloma

Including ASCT as Part of Initial Therapy Improves Progression-Free Survival in Newly Diagnosed Patients With Multiple Myeloma

The use of autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) early in the course of treatment showed a significant 21.4-month gain in median progression-free survival in younger, newly diagnosed patients with multiple myeloma compared with patients who received chemotherapy without an initial...

global cancer care

ASCO and WHO to Collaborate on Quality Indicators for Cancer Facilities

In a collaboration announced today, ASCO will work with the World Health Organization (WHO) to measure and improve the quality of cancer care internationally. The goal is to achieve health-related targets of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and WHO Global Action Plan on...

covid-19

New Interactive Map of Oncology Puts COVID-19, Equity Data Into Perspective

In an effort to highlight cancer care inequities during the COVID-19 pandemic, ASCO has launched the Interactive Map of Oncology, a data visualization tool that allows users to explore geographic distribution of systemic and socioeconomic factors that influence cancer care delivery in the United...

Narratives in Oncology Through the Years

Beginning in 2012, The ASCO Post introduced Narratives in Oncology, a special commemorative issue profiling several of the many leaders in the oncology community. Over the past years, many in the oncology community have been profiled in this commemorative issue. Here is a complete list of...

health-care policy

Study Finds State Public Welfare Spending Was Associated With Improved 5-Year Overall Survival in Black Patients With Cancer

According to a recent report by The Commmonwealth Fund, “large racial and ethnic health inequities, driven by factors both inside and outside the health-care delivery system [in the United States], are common.” The result, according to the report, is that actions that could mitigate health...

breast cancer

Nearly Half of Black Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer Report Not Being Informed About Clinical Trials

A survey of patients with metastatic breast cancer found that 83% of Black respondents were somewhat or very likely to consider clinical trial participation; however, 40% of those respondents reported that they had not been informed by their care team about the opportunity to enroll in a trial. The ...

Supporting and Mobilizing Resources: ASCO Joins Worldwide Efforts to Support Ukrainian Cancer Care

“Refugees and displaced people may see their cancer treatment interrupted, or they may develop a new cancer while they are in host countries. They often present with advanced disease and suffer more complications. These patients have poor outcomes because of poor hygiene and living conditions, as...

kidney cancer
immunotherapy

KEYNOTE-564: Adjuvant Pembrolizumab Extends Disease-Free Survival in High-Risk Renal Cell Carcinoma

Adjuvant pembrolizumab following surgery significantly improved disease-free survival compared with placebo among patients with high-risk clear cell renal cell carcinoma (RCC), according to the international phase III KEYNOTE-564 study presented at the Plenary session during the 2021 ASCO Annual...

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