Sungjune Kim, MD, PhD, on Merkel Cell Carcinoma: Nivolumab/Ipilimumab Plus SBRT
ESMO 2019 Congress
Sungjune Kim, MD, PhD, of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, discusses phase II study findings on the safety and tolerability of nivolumab/ipilimumab plus stereotactic body radiation therapy (Abstract 1321P).
Mansoor R. Mirza, MD, of Copenhagen University Hospital, and Robert L. Coleman, MD, of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discuss phase III study findings, which showed that by adding veliparib to front-line carboplatin and paclitaxel and continuing it as monotherapy maintenance, the PARP inhibitor extended progression-free survival in women with newly diagnosed high-grade serous carcinoma of the ovaries or fallopian tubes or tumors of primary peritoneal origin (Abstract LBA3).
Laura Q.M. Chow, MD, of the University of Texas at Austin, Dell Medical School and LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes, discusses phase II study findings that showed the ALK inhibitor ceritinib achieved durable intracranial response in patients with ALK-positive non–small cell lung cancer that has spread to the brain (Abstract 1478O).
Ana Maria Arance Fernandez, MD, PhD, of the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, discusses the negative results of the phase III IMspire170 trial, which evaluated cobimetinib/atezolizumab vs pembrolizumab monotherapy in patients with BRAF V600 wild-type melanoma (Abstract LBA69).
Robin L. Jones, MD, MBBS, of The Royal Marsden/Institute of Cancer Research, discusses the first phase III study in angiosarcoma, which showed no difference in outcome between pazopanib vs pazopanib plus the novel monoclonal antibody TRC105 (Abstract 1667O).
Maha H.A. Hussain, MD, of Northwestern University Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses the phase III PROfound trial results on the efficacy of olaparib in men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer whose tumors harbor alterations in DNA damage response genes and who had disease progression on prior hormone therapy (Abstract LBA12).