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Optimizing the Delivery of Antineoplastic Therapies to the Central Nervous System

This review describes the anatomy of the blood-brain barrier and currently available methods to quantify the entry of therapeutic compounds into the brain. It also summarizes data from a variety of approaches designed to improve drug delivery to the central nervous system.

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Patients treated with first-line ceritinib had a 45% reduction in the risk for progression of advanced ALK-positive NSCLC compared with chemotherapy.

Second-line treatment with osimertinib resulted in significantly better progression-free survival compared with chemotherapy alone in patients with EGFR-T790M positive NSCLC, according to the results of the AURA3 trial.

In this interview we discuss breast cancer prevention and risk assessments, including the questions these assessments aim to answer, what classifies someone as average or high risk, and appropriate next steps for patients who fall in these categories.

Among pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia patients who have favorable prognosis, an attempt to reduce the burden of chemotherapy by using lower intensity delayed intensification failed to show better outcomes.

A biosimilar yielded equivalent response rates to trastuzumab at 24 weeks in a study of women with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer.

T-cell therapy targeting CD22, a protein found on the surface of leukemic cells, was safe and feasible in a small and ongoing study of patients with ALL.

Long-term follow-up showed no reduction in prostate cancer mortality with yearly prostate-specific antigen testing.

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