In women with ovarian cancer, those with early life adversity and anxiety had more dysregulation of cortisol, suggesting they may be at risk for more negative outcomes.
A phase II study found that the FGFR inhibitor erdafitinib yields a good response rate and was well tolerated in patients with urothelial carcinoma and FGFR alterations.
Dr. Hossein Borghaei discusses results of the Checkmate 227 trial and its impact on treatment decision-making in NSCLC.
The study is potentially a “leap forward” in cancer genomics, particularly for subsets of patients with metastatic and anaplastic thyroid cancer.
Treatment with the second-generation EGFR TKI dacomitinib resulted in improved overall survival over gefitinib in patients with NSCLC and activating EGFR mutations.
In the Utah Cancer Survivors Study, male thyroid cancer survivors had an almost 50% higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease than females.
A multicenter, international phase II study found higher-dose and extended-dose therapy with Ra-223 did not improve survival or pain scores.
The trastuzumab biosimilar ABP 980 showed noninferiority to trastuzumab in a large trial of patients with early HER2-positive breast cancer.
In PREOPANC, the 2-year survival rate was significantly higher for patients who received neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy vs standard care.
Overall response was strong even in high-risk patients (over age 65, with 17p deletion, with prior ibrutinib therapy, and mutations of BTK and PLCγ2).
FDA warns, however, about the possibility of TLS due to rapid tumor cell destruction.
New data suggest adding bevacizumab to chemotherapy may prolong PFS in patients with recurrent ovarian cancer.
Robert Doebele discusses TAK-788, a first-in-class inhibitor of both EGFR and HER2 shown in an early-phase study to be active in NSCLC.
Immunotherapy for Prostate Cancer: Where Do We Go From Here?—PART 2: Checkpoint Inhibitors, Immunotherapy Combinations, Tumor Microenvironment Modulation, and Cellular Therapies
Here we focus on alternative methods of harnessing both adaptive and innate antitumor immunity to target prostate cancer cells, and look ahead to provide a perspective on how this growing collection of immunotherapeutic approaches may ultimately be combined to target prostate cancer from a variety of angles.
This article discusses the ways in which pathologic regional nodal status affects clinical decisions about locoregional and systemic treatment, reviews published literature and guidelines, and aims to provide a practical perspective on treatment approach in the face of a broad range of data and recommendations.