Craig R. Nichols, MD, on Testicular Cancer Cases: Should They Be Discussed With High-Volume Centers?
2019 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium
Craig R. Nichols, MD, of the Testicular Cancer Commons and the SWOG Group Chair's Office, discusses the superior outcomes obtained at high-volume centers, the impracticality of referring all patients to such centers, and the international efforts to develop virtual collaborations on salvage management and post-chemotherapy surgery.
Laurence Albiges, MD, PhD, of Gustave Roussy, discusses findings on the safety and efficacy of nivolumab used in a “real world” prospective study on metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). This research was conducted after nivolumab was approved for the treatment of mRCC following failure of one or two tyrosine kinase inhibitors (Abstract 542).
Thomas Powles, MD, PhD, of Queen Mary University of London, discusses phase III study findings on ramucirumab plus docetaxel vs placebo plus docetaxel in patients with advanced platinum-refractory urothelial carcinoma (Abstract 353).
Ignacio Duran, MD, PhD, of the Hospital Universitario Marqués de Valdecilla, discusses an overall survival analysis of the phase III METEOR trial of cabozantinib vs everolimus in advanced renal cell carcinoma (Abstract 550).
Silke Gillessen, MD, of Cantonal Hospital St. Gallen, discusses data from a phase III study on the incidence of hypocalcemia in patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer treated with denosumab. The trial was designed to assess prevention of symptomatic skeletal events with denosumab administered every 4 weeks vs every 12 weeks (Abstract 139).
Sumanta K. Pal, MD, of City of Hope, who served as a Co-Executive Editor of the 2019 publication Clinical Cancer Advances, discusses progress made during the past year in research and policy. The report was compiled with a team of experts in oncology subspecialties, cancer prevention, quality care, health disparities, and tumor biology.