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Osimertinib vs Platinum/Pemetrexed and Overall Survival in Patients With EGFR T790M Advanced NSCLC: AURA3 Trial

In patients with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) T790­M advanced non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), no statistically significant benefit in overall survival was observed with osimertinib vs pemetrexed plus carboplatin/cisplatin (platinum/pemetrexed) treatment, which possibly reflects the...

Vassiliki Papadimitrakopoulou, MD, Appointed Clinical Development Leader of Pfizer Oncology

Vassiliki Papadimitrakopoulou, MD, has been appointed Clinical Development Leader of Pfizer Oncology. Dr. Papadimitrakopoulou will be based in New York City. Recognized around the world for her expertise in personalized genomics-driven cancer therapies, immunotherapies, translational research, and ...

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New Data Reported From International Studies of Lung Cancer Treatment

At the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2018 Congress, important studies were presented for every cancer type. Here, The ASCO Post offers some snapshots of lung cancer studies that may inform approaches to treating this common cancer, which—despite the advances in recent years—remains...

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Atezolizumab Plus Standard Chemotherapy Improves Progression-Free Survival in Stage IV NSCLC

The combination of atezolizumab (Tecentriq), a programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1) inhibitor, plus carboplatin or cisplatin and pemetrexed (Alimta) as first-line therapy followed by pemetrexed plus atezolizumab maintenance therapy improved progression-free survival in patients with stage IV...

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WCLC 2018: IMpower132: Atezolizumab Plus Carboplatin and Pemetrexed in Stage IV Nonsquamous NSCLC

Findings from the IMpower132 trial demonstrate that the use of the programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1) inhibitor atezolizumab in combination with carboplatin plus pemetrexed as first-line therapy and pemetrexed as maintenance therapy improved progression-free survival in patients with stage IV...

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Osimertinib Significantly Improves Survival for Patients With Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer

For patients with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) T790M–positive non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), osimertinib (Tagrisso) demonstrated clinically superior efficacy over pemetrexed (Alimta) plus a platinum agent, with a 70% reduction in the risk of disease progression, according to the...

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Vassiliki Papadimitrakopoulou, MD, on The Lung MAP Clinical Trial

Vassiliki Papadimitrakopoulou, MD, of MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses the ways in which patients, investigators, and pharmaceutical companies are working together to accelerate research and access to care (Abstract MTE 02.01).

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'Master Protocol' Could Revolutionalize Trials in  Lung Cancer, and Eventually Other Cancers 

Cancer advocates and clinical trialists, for some time, have been proposing a radical change to the laborious drug development process—that industry, academia, funding sources, and other stakeholders actually pool their brain power and financial means and work together, not separately, to develop...

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Significant Improvement in Progression-Free Survival Using Sunitinib as Switch Maintenance in Advanced NSCLC

Progression-free survival was significantly improved among patients with advanced non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) receiving sunitinib (Sutent) as switch maintenance compared to placebo, according to results of an Alliance phase III trial (Cancer and Leukemia Group B [CALGB] 3067). The effect of...

2015 ASCO Annual Meeting Planning Committees

The ASCO Annual Meeting highlights the latest research and treatment advances in oncology, with more than 28,000 oncology professionals attending each year. ASCO wishes to acknowledge the volunteers on this year’s Cancer Education and Scientific Program Committees, and thank them for their time and ...

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