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Toni K. Choueiri, MD, FASCO, on RCC: Biomarker Analysis From the CLEAR Trial

Toni K. Choueiri, MD, FASCO, of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discusses phase III findings showing that, in patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC), the benefit of lenvatinib plus pembrolizumab vs sunitinib in overall response rate does not appear to be affected by such factors as...

Immigrant Reared During the Lebanese Civil War by Parents Who Valued Education Becomes a Leader in Genitourinary Oncology

Genitourinary cancer expert Toni K. Choueiri, MD, FASCO, was born in 1975 in Beirut, Lebanon, the year a devastating civil war erupted, lasted for 15 years, and cost the lives of some 150,000 individuals and also led to the exodus of almost 1 million people from Lebanon. “People with the financial...

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 dozen years, many in the oncology community have been profiled in this special issue. A complete list of individuals...

kidney cancer

KEYNOTE-564: Adjuvant Pembrolizumab Improves Overall Survival vs Placebo in Renal Cell Carcinoma

As reported in The New England Journal of Medicine by Toni K. Choueiri, MD, FASCO, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, and colleagues, the third prespecified interim analysis of overall survival in the phase III KEYNOTE-564 trial has shown significant benefit with adjuvant...

kidney cancer

Adjuvant Pembrolizumab in Renal Cell Carcinoma: Overall Survival in KEYNOTE-564

As reported in The New England Journal of Medicine by Toni K. Choueiri, MD, FASCO, and colleagues, the third prespecified interim analysis of overall survival in the phase III KEYNOTE-564 trial has shown a significant benefit with adjuvant pembrolizumab vs placebo in patients with clear cell renal...

kidney cancer

Two Adjuvant Therapy Studies Show Divergent Outcomes With PD-1 Inhibitors in Renal Cell Carcinoma

In the third prespecified interim analysis of the phase III KEYNOTE-564 trial,1 adjuvant treatment with the PD-1 inhibitor pembrolizu­mab significantly improved overall survival compared with placebo in patients with intermediate- or high-risk clear cell renal cell carcinoma (RCC). However, a...

kidney cancer

Belzutifan: New Standard in Previously Treated Renal Cell Carcinoma

Belzutifan is a first-in-class, oral hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)-2α inhibitor, and active HIF-2α is a key oncogenic driver in clear cell renal cancer. The manufacturer has filed a new drug application for the treatment of adults with RCC who experienced disease progression after PD-1/PD-L1– and...

sarcoma
immunotherapy
cardio-oncology

Immunotherapy Outcomes in Patients With Primary Cardiac Soft-Tissue Sarcomas

In a U.S. multicenter retrospective analysis reported in JACC: CardioOncology, Amin H. Nassar, MD, and colleagues found that immune checkpoint inhibition resulted in mostly moderate activity in patients with primary cardiac soft-tissue sarcomas. Study Details The study included 24 patients with...

kidney cancer

Survival Benefit With Adjuvant Immunotherapy in Patients With Clear Cell RCC

The phase III KEYNOTE-564 study has reported that adjuvant pembrolizumab provides a significant improvement in overall survival for patients with clear cell renal cell carcinoma at high risk of recurrence after surgery. This study is significant, as it represents the first phase III study to show...

Eric J. Small, MD, FASCO, Elected ASCO President for 2025–2026 Term

ASCO has elected Eric J. Small, MD, FASCO, to lead as its President beginning in June 2025. Dr. Small, a long-time ASCO member and volunteer, will take office as President-Elect immediately following the ASCO Annual Business Meeting in Chicago on June 3, 2025. An additional six ASCO members were...

kidney cancer

Belzutifan Improves Outcomes for Pretreated Patients With Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma Compared to Everolimus

The hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)-2α inhibitor belzutifan significantly reduced the risk of progression of clear cell renal cell carcinoma in patients previously treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors and antiangiogenic therapies compared with everolimus. The phase III LITESPARK-005 trial, led...

kidney cancer

More on Renal Cell Carcinoma From ASCO 2023: Focus on Atezolizumab Plus Cabozantinib vs Cabozantinib Alone

The addition of the monoclonal antibody atezolizumab to the tyrosine kinase inhibitor cabozantinib failed to improve progression-free survival and overall survival vs cabozantinib alone in patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (previously treated with an immune checkpoint inhibitor) in the...

kidney cancer
immunotherapy

COSMIC-313: Triplet Therapy Is Active in Renal Cell Carcinoma, but Toxicities Pose a Challenge

The addition of cabozantinib to nivolumab plus ipilimumab prolonged progression-free survival in untreated intermediate-risk patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC), according to the first results of the phase III COSMIC-313 trial. These findings were presented as a Presidential Symposium ...

kidney cancer

Extended Follow-up Supports First-Line Use of Nivolumab Plus Cabozantinib in Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma

The 3-year follow-up of the phase III CheckMate 9ER trial demonstrates superior outcomes with the combination of nivolumab plus cabozantinib vs the former standard-of-care sunitinib as first-line treatment of advanced or metastatic renal cell carcinoma.1 These benefits were achieved with the...

kidney cancer
immunotherapy

Addition of Atezolizumab to Cabozantinib in Renal Cell Carcinoma Progressing During or After Prior Immune Checkpoint Inhibition

In the phase III CONTACT-03 trial reported in The Lancet, Sumanta Pal, MD, FASCO, and colleagues found that the addition of atezolizumab to cabozantinib did not improve outcomes in patients with renal cell carcinoma whose disease progressed on or after prior immune checkpoint inhibitor treatment....

kidney cancer

Rana R. McKay, MD, and Toni K. Choueiri, MD, on RCC: New Findings on Efficacy and Safety of Atezolizumab Plus Cabozantinib

Rana R. McKay, MD, of the University of California, San Diego, and Toni K. Choueiri, MD, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, discuss results from the phase III CONTACT-03 study, showing that, for patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC), adding the PD-L1 inhibitor ...

kidney cancer
immunotherapy

Cabozantinib in Combination With Nivolumab and Ipilimumab May Slow Progression of Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma

The targeted kinase inhibitor cabozantinib plus a two-drug immunotherapy combination of nivolumab and ipilimumab may be capable of slowing cancer progression in patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma who received no prior lines of therapy, according to a study published by Choueiri et al in...

kidney cancer

Belzutifan Plus Cabozantinib in Advanced Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma Previously Treated With PD-1 or PD-L1 Inhibitors

In a U.S. phase II trial reported in The Lancet Oncology, Toni K. Choueiri, MD, and colleagues found that the combination of the hypoxia-inducible factor 2α inhibitor belzutifan and the VEGFR kinase inhibitor cabozantinib showed promising activity in patients with advanced clear cell renal cell...

kidney cancer

Extended Follow-up Supports First-Line Use of Nivolumab Plus Cabozantinib in Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma

The 3-year follow-up of the phase III CheckMate 9ER trial demonstrates superior outcomes with the combination of nivolumab plus cabozantinib vs the former standard-of-care sunitinib as first-line treatment of advanced or metastatic renal cell carcinoma.1 These benefits were achieved with the...

kidney cancer

First-Line Lenvatinib/Pembrolizumab vs Sunitinib in Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma: Extended Follow-up of the CLEAR Trial

As reported in The Lancet Oncology by Toni K. Choueiri, MD, and colleagues, extended follow-up of the phase III CLEAR trial has shown maintained progression-free and overall survival benefits with first-line lenvatinib plus pembrolizumab vs sunitinib in patients with advanced clear cell renal cell...

kidney cancer

Toni K. Choueiri, MD, on Renal Cell Carcinoma: Potential Predictive Biomarkers of Treatment Efficacy

Toni K. Choueiri, MD, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discusses a biomarker analysis from the phase III CheckMate 9ER trial of nivolumab plus cabozantinib vs sunitinib for the treatment of patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma. The ongoing study aims to identify a predictive biomarker that...

immunotherapy
genomics/genetics

Risk of Adverse Side Effects From Cancer Immunotherapy May Be Higher in Patients With Certain Inherited Genetic Variations

Even as they’ve revolutionized cancer treatment, immune checkpoint inhibitors have been shown to produce a range of adverse immune-related side effects. Researchers have now identified inherited genetic variations that may place patients at high risk for complications when undergoing treatment with ...

covid-19
immunotherapy

Effect of Baseline Immunosuppression on COVID-19 Severity and Risk of Cytokine Storm in Patients Receiving Immunotherapy for Cancer

In a registry-based retrospective cohort study reported in JAMA Oncology, Ziad Bakouny, MD, and colleagues in the COVID-19 and Cancer Consortium (CCC19 registry) found that patients receiving cancer immunotherapy who had baseline immunosuppression, but not those without baseline immunosuppression,...

kidney cancer
immunotherapy

COSMIC-313: Triplet Therapy Is Active in Renal Cell Carcinoma, but Toxicities Pose a Challenge

The addition of cabozantinib to nivolumab plus ipilimumab prolonged progression-free survival in untreated intermediate-risk patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC), according to the first results of the phase III COSMIC-313 trial. These findings were presented as a Presidential Symposium ...

kidney cancer
immunotherapy

COSMIC-313: Triplet Therapy Is Active in Renal Cell Carcinoma, but Toxicities Pose a Challenge

The addition of cabozantinib to nivolumab plus ipilimumab prolonged progression-free survival in untreated intermediate-risk patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC), according to the first results of the phase III COSMIC-313 trial. These findings were presented as a Presidential Symposium ...

kidney cancer
immunotherapy

Toni K. Choueiri, MD, and Laurence Albiges, MD, PhD, on RCC: Recent Phase III Data on Cabozantinib, Nivolumab, and Ipilimumab From the COSMIC-313 Trial

Toni K. Choueiri, MD, of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Laurence Albiges, MD, PhD, of France’s Gustave Roussy Cancer Centre, discuss phase III findings showing that cabozantinib in combination with nivolumab and ipilimumab reduced the risk of disease progression or death compared with the...

kidney cancer

Toni K. Choueiri, MD, and Laurence Albiges, MD, PhD, on RCC: Review of Two Key Abstracts on Belzutifan Plus Cabozantinib and Pembrolizumab Plus Lenvatinib

Toni K. Choueiri, MD, of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Laurence Albiges, MD, PhD, of France’s Gustave Roussy Cancer Centre, discuss results from two important trials presented at ESMO 2022: Cohort 1 of the LITESPARK-003 study of belzutifan plus cabozantinib as first-line treatment of...

kidney cancer
immunotherapy

COSMIC-313: Cabozantinib, Nivolumab, and Ipilimumab in Previously Untreated Patients With Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma

A targeted kinase inhibitor added to a two-drug immunotherapy combination slowed the progression of advanced kidney cancer in previously untreated patients, according to research led by Toni K. Choueiri, MD. Dr. Choueiri, who is the Director of the Lank Center for Genitourinary Cancer at...

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and L’Institut Servier, of Gustave Roussy, Sign an Oncology Cooperation Agreement

L’Institut Servier, Gustave Roussy, in Villejuif, France, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, have signed a cooperation agreement to foster exchange and develop bilateral collaboration among researchers from these two renowned oncology centers. The 2-year agreement includes the organization...

kidney cancer

Deciphering Clinical Outcomes Through Molecular Profiling: The IMmotion151 Trial

Over the past decade, an improved understanding of kidney cancer biology together with the development of novel systemic therapies have substantially improved the outcomes of patients with metastatic clear cell renal cell carcinoma (RCC).1 Following extensive clinical investigations, combinations...

kidney cancer
immunotherapy

KEYNOTE-564 Update Supports Benefit of Adjuvant Pembrolizumab in High-Risk Renal Cell Carcinoma

An updated analysis of the phase III KEYNOTE-564 trial continues to support the use of adjuvant pembrolizumab vs placebo in patients with renal cell carcinoma at high risk of recurrence, according to a presentation at the 2022 ASCO Genitourinary Cancers Symposium.1 At 30 months of follow-up,...

kidney cancer
immunotherapy

KEYNOTE-564 Update Supports Benefit of Adjuvant Pembrolizumab in High-Risk Renal Cell Carcinoma

An updated analysis of the phase III KEYNOTE-564 trial continues to support the use of adjuvant pembrolizumab vs placebo in patients with renal cell carcinoma at high risk of recurrence, according to a presentation at the 2022 ASCO Genitourinary Cancers Symposium.1 At 30 months of follow-up,...

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...

kidney cancer
immunotherapy

First-Line Nivolumab Plus Cabozantinib Improves Progression-Free and Overall Survival vs Sunitinib in Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma

As reported in The New England Journal of Medicine by Toni K. Choueiri, MD, of Lank Center for Genitourinary Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and colleagues, the phase III CheckMate 9ER trial has shown that the combination of nivolumab and cabozantinib improved progression-free survival and...

kidney cancer
immunotherapy

KEYNOTE-564 Update Supports Benefit of Adjuvant Pembrolizumab in High-Risk Renal Cell Carcinoma

An updated analysis of the phase III KEYNOTE-564 trial continues to support the use of adjuvant pembrolizumab vs placebo in patients with renal cell carcinoma at high risk of recurrence, according to a presentation at the 2022 ASCO Genitourinary Cancers Symposium.1 At 30 months of follow-up,...

kidney cancer
immunotherapy

Toni K. Choueiri, MD, on Renal Cell Carcinoma: Follow-up Data on Pembrolizumab

Toni K. Choueiri, MD, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discusses a 30-month follow-up of results from the KEYNOTE-564 trial, which further support the use of adjuvant pembrolizumab when treating patients with renal cell carcinoma at intermediate-high or high risk of recurrence, or with an M1 NED...

covid-19

Study Finds Fully Vaccinated Patients With Cancer and Breakthrough COVID-19 Infection Remain at High Risk for Severe Outcomes

A study evaluating the clinical characteristics and outcomes of fully vaccinated patients with cancer who had breakthrough COVID-19 infections indicated they remained at high risk for hospitalization and death. The report, published by Schmidt et al in Annals of Oncology, showed that fully...

kidney cancer
immunotherapy

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

As reported in The New England Journal of Medicine by Toni K. Choueiri, MD, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and colleagues, an interim analysis of the phase III KEYNOTE-564 trial has showed improved disease-free survival with adjuvant pembrolizumab vs placebo after nephrectomy in high-risk...

kidney cancer

Is Cabozantinib Active in Treating Brain Metastases From Renal Cell Carcinoma?

In a retrospective cohort study reported in JAMA Oncology, Hirsch et al found that cabozantinib showed substantial activity in treating brain metastases in patients with renal cell carcinoma. As stated by the investigators, “Patients with brain metastases from renal cell carcinoma have been...

kidney cancer
immunotherapy

Toni K. Choueiri, MD, on Renal Cell Carcinoma: Quality-of-Life Data From KEYNOTE-564 on Pembrolizumab vs Placebo

Toni K. Choueiri, MD, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discusses patient-reported outcomes for quality of life in the KEYNOTE-564 study, which previously met its primary endpoint of disease-free survival with adjuvant pembrolizumab vs placebo following surgery for renal cell carcinoma (Abstract...

kidney cancer

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...

Introducing the ASCO Plenary Series: Because Today’s Science Is Needed Quickly for Tomorrow’s Practice

Research advances are being made faster than ever before, yet it often takes several months before study results can be presented at an upcoming conference. Faster dissemination of practice-changing science is needed to better help clinicians deliver the most up-to-date care and treatments to...

kidney cancer
immunotherapy

Adjuvant Pembrolizumab May Improve Disease-Free Survival in Patients With High-Risk Renal Cell Carcinoma

As reported in The New England Journal of Medicine by Toni K. Choueiri, MD, and colleagues, an interim analysis of the phase III KEYNOTE-564 trial showed improved disease-free survival with adjuvant pembrolizumab vs placebo after nephrectomy in high-risk patients with clear cell renal cell...

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...

kidney cancer
immunotherapy

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

Immunotherapy following surgery significantly improved disease-free survival compared to placebo among patients with high-risk clear cell renal cell carcinoma (RCC), according to results from the international phase III KEYNOTE-564 study presented at the 2021 ASCO Annual Meeting by Toni K....

kidney cancer
immunotherapy

Toni K. Choueiri, MD, on Renal Cell Carcinoma: Pembrolizumab vs Placebo in Adjuvant Treatment

Toni K. Choueiri, MD, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discusses phase III results from KEYNOTE-564, which evaluated the safety and efficacy of pembrolizumab in the adjuvant treatment of patients with renal cell carcinoma who have undergone nephrectomy for intermediate-high or high-risk disease or...

kidney cancer
immunotherapy

First-Line Nivolumab Plus Cabozantinib Improves Progression-Free and Overall Survival vs Sunitinib in Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma

As reported in The New England Journal of Medicine by Toni K. Choueiri, MD, of Lank Center for Genitourinary Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and colleagues, the phase III CheckMate 9ER trial has shown that the combination of nivolumab and cabozantinib improved progression-free survival and...

solid tumors
bladder cancer
global cancer care

Oncologists Launch Global Society to Improve Clinical Research, Standardize Treatment, and Improve Patient Education About Rare Genitourinary Tumors

Late this past year, a group of oncologists led by Philippe E. Spiess, MD, MS, FRCS(C), FACS, Assistant Chief of Surgical Services and Senior Member in the Department of Genitourinary Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center and Professor in the Department of Urology at the University of South Florida;...

kidney cancer

Belzutifan Shows Activity in Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma, Both as a Single Agent and in Combination Therapy

Separate studies presented at the 2021 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium provide supportive evidence for belzutifan (formerly MK-6482) as an active treatment for metastatic clear cell renal cell carcinoma (RCC). One study showed single-agent activity for this novel approach in an early-phase trial,...

kidney cancer
immunotherapy

CheckMate 9ER: First-Line Nivolumab Plus Cabozantinib vs Sunitinib for Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma

As reported in The New England Journal of Medicine by Toni K. Choueiri, MD, and colleagues, the phase III CheckMate 9ER trial has shown that the combination of nivolumab and cabozantinib improved progression-free survival and overall survival vs sunitinib in first-line treatment of patients with...

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