Jun 1st, 2020 - An allogeneic chimeric antigen T-cell therapy plus an anti-CD52 monoclonal antibody appeared safe for certain patients with large B-cell or follicular lymphoma, according to study data presented during the ASCO20 Virtual Scientific Program.
Jun 1st, 2020 - Pembrolizumab treatment significantly improved progression-free survival versus brentuximab vedotin in a recent randomized, phase 3 trial including patients with relapsed or refractory classical Hodgkin lymphoma, an investigator has reported.
Jun 1st, 2020 - share to facebook share to twitter share to linkedin email article The combination of bortezomib (Velcade), lenalidomide (Revlimid), and dexamethasone, or VRd, successfully fended off a direct challenge to its position as standard of care in newly diagnosed multiple myeloma.
Jun 1st, 2020 - Adding tucatinib (Tukysa) to a trastuzumab-capecitabine (Herceptin-Xeloda) regimen significantly improved central nervous system (CNS) outcomes versus placebo plus trastuzumab-capecitabine in patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer and brain metastases at baseline, researchers reported.
Jun 1st, 2020 - Combination therapy with the isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 (IDH1) inhibitor ivosenidib plus the BCL2 inhibitor venetoclax with or without the chemotherapeutic agent azacitidine showed activity in patients with IDH1-mutated acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in a phase Ib/II trial. The results of the study—presented by Lachowiez et al during the Hematologic Malignancies Oral Abstract Session of the ASCO2...
Jun 1st, 2020 - Women who present at diagnosis with advanced breast cancer have faced an unanswered question: will local therapy, consisting of surgery and radiation to the tumor in the breast, prolong survival compared to the traditional treatment of systemic treatment alone?
Jun 1st, 2020 - Eric Jonasch, MD, of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses phase II study findings on the oral HIF-2α inhibitor known as MK-6482, which showed efficacy and tolerability in patients with Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL)–associated clear cell renal cell carcinoma as well as responses in other VHL-related lesions (Abstract 5003).
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.
Jun 1st, 2020 - Cynthia X. Ma, MD, PhD, of Washington University, discusses results from the ALTERNATE trial, which showed neither fulvestrant nor fulvestrant plus anastrozole significantly improved endocrine-sensitive disease rate compared with anastrozole alone in postmenopausal patients with locally advanced estrogen receptor–positive, HER2-negative breast cancer (Abstract 504).
Jun 1st, 2020 - Meletios A. Dimopoulos, MD, of the University of Athens, discusses phase III results from the BOSTON trial, which showed that once-weekly selinexor, bortezomib, and dexamethasone significantly improved progression-free survival and overall response rates compared with twice-weekly bortezomib and dexamethasone in patients previously treated for multiple myeloma (Abstract 8501).
Jun 1st, 2020 - Seema A. Khan, MD, MPH, of the Lynn Sage Comprehensive Breast Center, discusses phase III trial results showing that in newly diagnosed metastatic stage IV breast cancer, locoregional treatment of the primary tumor did not offer a greater survival benefit than systemic therapy (Abstract LBA2).
Jun 1st, 2020 - Tingyan Shi, MD, PhD, of Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, discusses study results that showed secondary cytoreductive surgery in selected patients extended progression-free survival and might contribute to long-term survival (Abstract 6001).
May 31st, 2020 - The phase 3 IMvigor010 trial comparing adjuvant atezolizumab (Tecentriq) with observation in patients with muscle-invasive urothelial carcinoma (MIUC) failed to meet its primary endpoint of disease-free survival (DFS), according to primary analysis data presented at the 2020 ASCO Virtual Scientific Program.
May 31st, 2020 - In the phase 2 trial EMPOWER-CSCC-1 (NCT02760498), up to 3 years of follow-up showed continued response rates, and a clinically meaningful survival and duration of response (DOR) for cemiplimab-rwlc (Libtayo) in patients with advanced cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC).
May 31st, 2020 - Mansoor Raza Mirza, MD, chief oncologist in the Department of Oncology at Rigshopitalet–Copenhagen University Hospital in Denmark and medical director of the Nordic Society of Gynaecological Oncology, discusses the final survival data from the randomized phase 2 NSGO-AVANOVA2/ENGOT-OV24 study, which evaluated the combination or niraparib (Zejula) plus bevacizumab (Avastin) versus niraparib alon...
May 31st, 2020 - Avelumab switch maintenance prolonged OS among patients with advanced urothelial carcinoma whose disease did not progress after first-line chemotherapy, according to study results presented during the ASCO20 Virtual Scientific Program.
May 31st, 2020 - Children with Down syndrome and acute lymphoblastic leukemia continue to experience poorer outcomes than children with ALL who do not have Down syndrome, according to study results presented during the ASCO20 Virtual Scientific Program.
May 31st, 2020 - Axitinib significantly extended PFS among patients with recurred or metastatic adenoid cystic carcinoma, according to results of a randomized phase 2 study presented during the ASCO20 Virtual Scientific Program.
May 31st, 2020 - Idecabtagene vicleucel induced responses in nearly three-quarters of patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma, according to initial results of the phase 2 KarMMa trial presented during the ASCO20 Virtual Scientific Program.
May 31st, 2020 - Axicabtagene ciloleucel induced a 93% response rate among patients with relapsed or refractory indolent non-Hodgkin lymphoma, according to interim results of the phase 2 ZUMA-5 trial presented during the ASCO20 Virtual Scientific Program.