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Breast Cancer Research at ASCO20 Virtual Scientific Program Highlights New Avenues and Better Outcomes
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Jun 24th, 2020 - The ASCO20 Virtual Scientific Program featured a variety of important and innovative breast cancer research. The following are some of the studies with potential to significantly impact clinical practice and patient outcomes, as selected by ASCO Daily News Expert Panel member Arielle Heeke, MD, of the Levine Cancer Institute.

Top Lung Cancer Research Presented at the ASCO20 Virtual Scientific Program Has Implications for Clinical Practice
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Jun 24th, 2020 - Although the ASCO Annual Meeting felt much different this year given the virtual format, the quality of research presented at the meeting was undiminished, particularly in the field of lung cancer. ASCO Daily News Expert Panel member Jared Weiss, MD, of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, reviewed the most influential lung cancer research presented during the ASCO20 Virtual Sci...

ECOG-ACRIN Trial Reassures Clinicians, Patients That Locoregional Therapy Is Not Beneficial for Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer
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Jun 23rd, 2020 - For patients with stage IV metastatic breast cancer and an intact primary tumor (ITP), the early initiation of locoregional treatment (LRT) was not associated with longer survival or improvements in health-related quality of life (HRQoL) compared with systemic therapy alone, according to a phase III clinical trial (Abstract LBA2). These findings appear to add to a robust evidence base that sugg...

Switch Maintenance With Avelumab Changes Treatment Paradigm for Advanced Urothelial Carcinoma
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Jun 23rd, 2020 - A switch maintenance therapy approach using the immune checkpoint inhibitor avelumab in patients with advanced urothelial carcinoma (UC) who had not progressed after induction platinum-based chemotherapy offered significantly improved survival outcomes, according to results of the JAVELIN Bladder 100 trial (Abstract LBA1). The study, which was the first UC study ever presented during an ASCO An...

Will DFS Benefit Translate Into Survival Benefit in ADAURA?
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Jun 23rd, 2020 - The report on ADAURA during the ASCO20 Virtual Scientific Program Plenary Session surprised many, first because the initial data readout for the phase III trial was not planned until 2022 and second because of the strength of the disclosed data (Abstract LBA5). Early unblinding of the results revealed an 83% reduction in the risk of disease recurrence or death with use of adjuvant osimertinib c...

Clinical Implications of First-Line Pembro for MSI-High mCRC
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Jun 23rd, 2020 - Long-awaited results from the randomized, phase III KEYNOTE-177 trial provide strong support for using single-agent pembrolizumab instead of a chemotherapy-based regimen in patients newly diagnosed with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) featuring high-level microsatellite instability (MSI-H) or deficient mismatch repair (dMMR; Abstract LBA4).

KRd, VRd Equivalency in Multiple Myeloma ‘Reassuring’ to Hematologists
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Jun 23rd, 2020 - Awaited results of the ENDURANCE trial showed equivalency between a regimen of carfilzomib plus lenalidomide and dexamethasone (KRd) and bortezomib, lenalidomide, and dexamethasone (VRd) as an initial therapy for patients with standard- or intermediate-risk multiple myeloma (Abstract LBA3). KRd failed to improve progression-free survival compared with VRd, according to data presented by Shaji K...

Trastuzumab Achieves Slight Reduction in Recurrence for Women With HER2-Positive DCIS
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Jun 7th, 2020 - The addition of trastuzumab to radiotherapy did not reach the protocol objective of a 36% reduction in the ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence rate for women with HER2-positive ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) in the NRG Oncology clinical trial NSABP B-43. The trial did find a modest (19%) reduction in the rate of recurrence among women who received trastuzumab, but this difference was not stati...

Remote Pre- and Posttest Genetic Counseling for Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk
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Jun 1st, 2020 - Genetic testing for cancer risk can significantly improve the prevention or treatment of hereditary cancers, but studies have shown that people who might have a genetic risk often don't get tested. A collaborative team of researchers have tested a possible solution through a clinical trial aimed at making genetic testing more accessible. The trial, called MAGENTA (Making GENetic Testing Accessi...

Androgen Deprivation With Oral Relugolix vs Leuprolide in Advanced Prostate Cancer: HERO Trial
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Jun 3rd, 2020 - As reported at the ASCO20 Virtual Scientific Program (Abstract 5602) and in The New England Journal of Medicine by Shore et al, the phase III HERO trial showed sustained castrate testosterone levels and lower risk of major cardiovascular events with the oral gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist relugolix given daily vs the injectable luteinizing hormone–releasing hormone agonist leuprolide...

Cediranib/Olaparib vs Standard-of-Care Chemotherapy for Platinum-Sensitive Ovarian Cancer
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Jun 1st, 2020 - Results of the NRG Oncology phase III clinical trial NRG-GY004 indicated that the addition of the investigational agent cediranib to olaparib and standard platinum-based chemotherapy did not improve progression-free survival outcomes for women with platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer; however, activity between the treatments was similar in patients. These results were recently presented by Joyce ...

Final Overall Survival Analysis of the PROSPER Trial in Nonmetastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer
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Jun 1st, 2020 - In the final overall survival analysis of the phase III PROSPER trial reported at the ASCO20 Virtual Scientific Program (Abstract 5515) and published in The New England Journal of Medicine, Cora N. Sternberg, MD, and colleagues found that enzalutamide plus androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) significantly improved overall survival vs placebo plus ADT in men with nonmetastatic castration-resistan...

Results From an Oncology Hospital-at-Home Evaluation
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Jun 4th, 2020 - Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah presented the first outcomes evaluation of an adult oncology hospital-at-home program during the ASCO20 Virtual Scientific Program (Abstract 7000). The study evaluated patients participating in HCI's Huntsman at Home program. The data demonstrated strong evidence for the benefits of this care model, showing improved patien...

RET Kinase Inhibitor for Patients With Solid Tumors and RET Genetic Fusions
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Jun 4th, 2020 - The RET inhibitor pralsetinib showed activity in patients with a broad variety of tumors harboring RET gene fusions, according to results from the phase I/II ARROW trial, presented by Vivek Subbiah, MD, and colleagues during the ASCO20 Virtual Scientific Program (Abstract 109).