Tim Meyer, PhD, and Lorenza Rimassa, MD, on Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma: CELESTIAL Trial of Cabozantinib
ESMO 2019 Congress
Tim Meyer, PhD, of the University College London, and Lorenza Rimassa, MD, of Humanitas Research Hospital, Milan, discuss their phase III findings on prognostic and predictive factors of cabozantinib vs placebo in previously treated liver cancer, and outcomes based on clinical characteristics and plasma biomarkers in the advanced setting (Abstracts 749P & 678PD).
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).
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).
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).
Thomas Powles, MD, PhD, of Queen Mary University of London, discusses the first study to examine immunotherapy and targeted treatment combinations with a personalized approach in bladder cancer. FGF, TORC1/2, and PARP inhibitors were explored in combination with durvalumab in selected patients (Abstract 902O).
Sherene Loi, MD, PhD, of Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre at the University of Melbourne, and Leisha A. Emens, MD, PhD, of UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, discuss overall survival in this phase II study of atezolizumab/trastuzumab emtansine (T-DM1) vs placebo/T-DM1 in previously treated HER2-positive advanced breast cancer (Abstract 305O).