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ACR 2020 Permissions and Reprints
https://www.rheumatology.org/Annual-Meeting/Abstracts/Permissions-and-Reprints

Sep 7th, 2020 - ACR Convergence, the ACR's annual meeting, is a private event. Programs presented at the meeting are for the education of attendees and purchasers of recorded presentations as authorized by the American College of Rheumatology. The information and materials displayed and presented during this meeting are the property of the ACR and the presenter and cannot be photographed, copied, photocopied, ...

Obinutuzumab Provides Two-Year Benefits for Lupus Nephritis
https://www.hcplive.com/view/obinutuzumab-two-year-benefits-lupus-nephritis

Nov 4th, 2020 - After promising 18-month outcomes in patients with proliferative lupus nephritis, obinutuzumab showed sustained benefits through 2 years of treatment for patients burdened with the rheumatic disease.

Machine Learning Could Benefit Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment with Sarilumab
https://www.hcplive.com/view/machine-learning-benefit-rheumatoid-arthritis-treatment-sarilumab

Nov 3rd, 2020 - As interleukin receptor (IL) inhibitors, the monoclonal antibody drug class has come to revolutionize fields of inflammatory disease care, though the utility and resourcing of such promising agents is yet to be fully refined. Namely, clinicians can stand to benefit from more biomarkers, more indications by which monoclonal antibodies are most impactful.

ESMO Virtual Congress 2020: Meeting
https://www.esmo.org/meetings/esmo-virtual-congress-2020

Sep 18th, 2020 - Bringing innovation to cancer patients. The ESMO Virtual Congress 2020 will present promising new developments aimed at improving cancer patient care. In response to the needs of the moment, the scientific programme will include a dedicated COVID-19 and cancer research track. Take part in Europe's most prestigious platform for oncology stakeholders.

ACR 2020 Frequently Asked Questions
https://www.rheumatology.org/Annual-Meeting/Resources

Sep 7th, 2020 - Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below for more information on the all-virtual ACR Convergence 2020. We will share more details as they become available in the coming weeks and months.

Researchers gain insight into factors influencing immunotherapy response in kidney cancer
https://www.healio.com/news/hematology-oncology/20200710/researchers-gain-insight-into-factors-influencing-immunotherapy-response-in-kidney-cancer

Jul 10th, 2020 - Tumor mutational burden is considered a hallmark indicator of a tumor’s potential for response to immunotherapy. PD-1 checkpoint inhibitors such as pembrolizumab (Keytruda, Merck) and nivolumab (Opdivo, Bristol-Myers Squibb) have been shown to be more effective in treating tumors with high mutational burden. However, despite having only a moderate number of mutations, advanced clear cell ren...

Avelumab ‘opens up the door’ for immunotherapy in trophoblastic disease
https://www.healio.com/news/hematology-oncology/20200707/avelumab-opens-up-the-door-for-immunotherapy-in-trophoblastic-disease

Jul 7th, 2020 - A study presented during the ASCO2020 Virtual Scientific Program showed ‘impressive’ use of immunotherapy for gestational trophoblastic disease, Ursula A. Matulonis, MD, of Dana Farber Cancer Institute, told Healio.

Patient survival greatly impacted by selection for ovarian cancer relapse surgery
https://www.healio.com/news/hematology-oncology/20200707/patient-survival-greatly-impacted-by-selection-for-ovarian-cancer-relapse-surgery

Jul 7th, 2020 - Studies presented during the ASCO2020 Virtual Scientific Program showed the benefit of validated selection tools in pursuing surgical measures for ovarian cancer relapse, Ursula A. Matulonis, MD, of Dana Farber Cancer Institute, told Healio.

Expert Perspective on ASCO20 Quality Research
https://dailynews.ascopubs.org/do/10.1200/ADN.20.200237/full/

Jul 7th, 2020 - This essential study (Abstract 2003) highlights that health policy impacts cancer survival. It showed that age-adjusted mortality from cancer is worse in states that have not expanded access to Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. There were 758 fewer cancer deaths in expansion states in 2017, and Hispanic populations had the greatest decrease in mortality under Medicaid expansion. This stud...

Dual target CAR T-cell therapy effective, durable, less toxic in lymphoma
https://www.healio.com/news/hematology-oncology/20200706/dual-target-car-tcell-therapy-effective-durable-less-toxic-in-lymphoma

Jul 6th, 2020 - A novel CAR T-cell therapy targeting both CD19 and CD22 showed less toxicities than current CAR T-cell therapies while producing complete response with accepted regimens, according to a study presented at ASCO2020 Virtual Scientific Program.

Expert Perspectives on the ASCO20 Plenary Session
https://dailynews.ascopubs.org/do/10.1200/ADN.20.200236/full/

Jul 6th, 2020 - The JAVELIN Bladder 100 study (LBA1) investigated the efficacy of maintenance avelumab following platinum-based chemotherapy compared to best supportive care for patients with metastatic urothelial cancer. In the trial, avelumab improved median overall survival by 21.4 months compared to 14.3 months with best supportive care. These data are practice changing, and the degree of benefit to this a...

Immunotherapy and Beyond: Treatment Options and Potential Markers in Recurrent/Metastatic Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma
https://dailynews.ascopubs.org/do/10.1200/ADN.20.200227/full/

Jul 3rd, 2020 - Head and neck cancers account for approximately 4% of all cancers in the United States1 and are the eighth most common cancer affecting men in the United States.2 The diagnosis of recurrent or metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (R/M HNSCC) carries a poor prognosis, with an overall survival (OS) of approximately 1 year.

Expert Perspective on ASCO20 Gynecologic Oncology Research
https://dailynews.ascopubs.org/do/10.1200/ADN.20.200233/full/

Jul 3rd, 2020 - DESKTOP III (Abstract 6000) is a prospective, multicenter, randomized phase III study of > 400 patients with platinum-sensitive, recurrent ovarian cancer that demonstrated a clinically meaningful 7.7 month improvement in median overall survival with secondary cytoreductive surgery (53.7 months) compared with no surgery (46 months).

Expert Perspective on ASCO20 Genitourinary Cancers Research
https://dailynews.ascopubs.org/do/10.1200/ADN.20.200232/full/

Jul 3rd, 2020 - The phase III HERO trial (Abstract 5602) investigated the results of relugolix, an orally bioavailable GnRH receptor antagonist, for patients with advanced prostate cancer. Treatment with relugolix resulted in superiority over leuprolide in achieving sustained testosterone suppression. Additionally, treatment was associated with faster testosterone recovery and decreased major adverse cardiovas...

Expert Perspective on ASCO20 Gastrointestinal Cancers Research
https://dailynews.ascopubs.org/do/10.1200/ADN.20.200231/full/

Jul 2nd, 2020 - Donafenib, a deuterated derivative of sorafenib, was tested against sorafenib in the frontline setting in hepatitis B– associated hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in a large, multi-institutional study in China (Abstract 4506).

Expert Perspective on ASCO20 Immunotherapy Research
https://dailynews.ascopubs.org/do/10.1200/ADN.20.200234/full/

Jul 2nd, 2020 - CAR T-cell therapy with BCMA-targeting idecabtagene-vicleucel (ide-cel) has emerged to be a game-changer as shown by this first pivotal phase II trial of CAR T-cell therapy in multiple myeloma (MM). Ide-cel is a first-in-class BCMA-directed CAR T-cell therapy, with 4-1BB costimulatory domain and CD3Z T-cell activation domain.

New Kidney Cancer Research From the ASCO20 Virtual Scientific Program Demonstrates an Exciting, Evolving Field
https://dailynews.ascopubs.org/do/10.1200/ADN.20.200216/full/

Jun 25th, 2020 - There used to be a paucity of options for managing advanced renal cell cancer (RCC) with a high toxicity profile including traditional chemotherapy, interferon, and interleukins. With the advent of tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) in 2007 followed by immunotherapy over the past few years, a paradigm shift emerged in managing this increasingly prevalent disease with its associated high morbidit...

Top Lung Cancer Research Presented at the ASCO20 Virtual Scientific Program Has Implications for Clinical Practice
https://dailynews.ascopubs.org/do/10.1200/ADN.20.200223/full/

Jun 25th, 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...

Breast Cancer Research at ASCO20 Virtual Scientific Program Highlights New Avenues and Better Outcomes
https://dailynews.ascopubs.org/do/10.1200/ADN.20.200222/full/

Jun 25th, 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.

Will DFS Benefit Translate Into Survival Benefit in ADAURA?
https://dailynews.ascopubs.org/do/10.1200/ADN.20.200221/full/

Jun 24th, 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...