Sep 19th, 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic has brought new challenges to clinical practice and research in oncology. ESMO is reporting on the current situation by news and KOLs experiences, and has gathered useful resources to keep medical oncologists updated.
Sep 19th, 2020 - The core content of each COVID-19 adapted recommendation is presented in a user-friendly format ready for you to use in your own presentations, both to illustrate your own cases and research, as well as for educational purposes. Please note that while you may use slides individually from the sets for personal use, it is strictly forbidden to alter or hide any of the content, the ESMO logo, the ...
Sep 19th, 2020 - Abstract submission categories Basic science Biliary tract cancer, incl. cholangiocarcinoma Biomarkers (agnostic) Breast cancer, early stage Breast cancer, locally advanced Breast cancer, metastatic CNS tumours Colorectal cancer Developmental therapeutics Endocrine tumours Genitourinary tumours, prostate Genitourinary tumours, non-prostate Gynaecological cancers Haematological mal...
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.
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...
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).
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...
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).
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.
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...
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...
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.
Jun 1st, 2020 - Neal D. Shore, MD, of the Carolina Urologic Research Center, discusses phase III results of the HERO study, which showed relugolix achieved castration as early as day 4 and was superior to leuprolide in sustained testosterone suppression, testosterone recovery after discontinuation, and reduction in cardiovascular side effects (Abstract 5602).
Jun 1st, 2020 - Howard A. Burris III, MD, FACP, FASCO, talks about some of the reports of research developments he is looking forward to and how future conferences could incorporate virtual presentations.
May 30th, 2020 - David C. Fajgenbaum, MD, MBA, of the University of Pennsylvania, who trained as an oncologist, summarizes his opening lecture, a dramatic story of his battle against Castleman, a disease of the lymph nodes, his multiple near-death experiences, and the path that led him to develop a cooperative research effort making a difference for him and other patients with this idiopathic orphan illness.
May 30th, 2020 - There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected cancer research and patient treatment worldwide. ASCO addressed this during the ASCO20 Virtual Scientific Program during the session, “Cancer Care in the Time of COVID: Assessing Impact and Future Directions.” The session began with an overview given by Norman E. Sharpless, MD, director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). ...
May 30th, 2020 - The oncology community has demonstrated a remarkable ability to adapt amid the COVID-19 pandemic but must be prepared for its long-term effects on cancer care, NCI Director Norman E. “Ned” Sharpless, MD, told ASCO Virtual Scientific Program attendees.
May 29th, 2020 - A new merit award memorializing a remarkable man’s lifetime mission of mentorship is honoring a particularly appropriate inaugural recipient—Sondos Zayed, MD, an early-career resident clinical investigator at Western University, Canada.
May 29th, 2020 - Data from the phase II PARSIFAL trial were inconclusive in determining superior survival benefits for women with hormone-receptor–positive metastatic breast cancer (MBC) when comparing combination palbociclib with two different endocrine therapies. Findings were presented by lead study author Antonio Llombart-Cussac, MD, PhD, of Universidad Catolica Valencia and Medica Scientia Innovation Resea...
May 29th, 2020 - Jesus Berdeja, MD, the director of Multiple Myeloma Research at Sarah Cannon Research Institute, discusses updated results from the ongoing phase 1b/2 CARTITUDE-1 trial (NCT03548207) in multiple myeloma.