Ghassan K. Abou-Alfa, MD, on HCC: Results From the CELESTIAL Trial
2018 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium
Ghassan K. Abou-Alfa, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses phase III study findings on cabozantinib vs placebo in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma who have received prior treatment with sorafenib (Abstract 207).
Andrew X. Zhu, MD, PhD, of Massachusetts General Hospital, discusses study findings on pembrolizumab in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma previously treated with sorafenib (Abstract 209).
Steven D. Leach, MD, of Dartmouth University’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center, discusses the personalized approach that GI cancers will require to make rational use of immunotherapy—including a subset of pancreatic cancers, which appear to be highly immunogenic and are associated with long-term survival.
Khaldoun Almhanna, MD, MPH, of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, discusses the long-term outcome of a phase III study that explored the significance of extensive intraoperative peritoneal lavage in addition to standard treatment for ≥ T3 resectable gastric cancer (Abstract 1).
Abraham J. Wu, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses his findings that suggest efforts to reduce lung dose, such as shrinking the treatment volumes or using proton therapy, may improve outcomes in esophageal cancer (Abstract 3).
Kyaw L. Aung, MBBS, PhD, of Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, discusses early study findings on genomics-driven precision medicine for advanced pancreatic ductal carcinoma (Abstract 211).