John Marshall, MD, and John Neil Primrose, PhD, MBBS, on Biliary Tract Cancer: Results From the BILCAP Trial
2017 ASCO Annual Meeting
John Marshall, MD, of Georgetown University, and John Neil Primrose, PhD, MBBS, of the University of Southampton, discuss the potentially practice-changing findings on adjuvant capecitabine for biliary tract cancer. (Abstract 4006)
Alice Tsang Shaw, MD, PhD, of Massachusetts General Hospital, and Tony Mok, MD, of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, discuss their two ASCO-featured abstracts on non–small cell lung cancer: alectinib vs crizotinib in treatment-naive advanced ALK+ disease, and dacomitinib vs gefitinib for first-line treatment of advanced EGFR+ disease. (Abstracts LBA9008 and LBA9007)
Julie Vose, MD, MBA, of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, discusses two hematologic abstracts: results from the OPTIMAL>60 study on radiotherapy to bulky disease PET-negative after immunochemotherapy in elderly patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma; and an analysis of autologous vs matched sibling donor or matched unrelated donor allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation in follicular lymphoma patients with early chemoimmunotherapy failure. (Abstracts 7506, 7508)
Bernard J. Escudier, MD, of Gustave Roussy Cancer Campus, and Sumanta K. Pal, MD, of City of Hope, discuss phase III study findings on adjuvant sunitinib used to treat high-risk renal cell carcinoma, which validate the 16-gene Recurrence Score in patients with stage III disease. (Abstract 4508)
Arnaud Scherpereel, MD, PhD, of the University Hospital of Lille, discusses phase II study findings on second- or third-line nivolumab vs nivolumab plus ipilimumab in malignant pleural mesothelioma patients. (Abstract LBA8507)
Daniel Heng, MD, MPH, of the Tom Baker Cancer Centre and the University of Calgary, and Sumanta K. Pal, MD, of the City of Hope, discuss key findings presented at ASCO: adjuvant pazopanib vs placebo after nephrectomy in patients with locally advanced disease (the PROTECT Trial), and adjuvant sunitinib used to treat high-risk disease.