Alectinib was generally better tolerated and associated with better outcomes vs crizotinib in ALK mutation–positive non–small-cell lung cancer.
Preliminary findings for pegilodecakin plus immune checkpoint inhibition suggest that the combination is tolerable and shows clinical activity.
Adding pembrolizumab to pemetrexed and carboplatin for advanced nonsquamous NSCLC is associated with improved overall survival at 24 months.
Tumor gene expression testing identifies women with certain early-stage breast cancers who can safely skip chemotherapy.
Administering pembrolizumab before EGFR TKIs may be inappropriate for TKI-naive patients with EGFR-mutant NSCLC.
For many patients diagnosed with metastatic renal cell carcinoma, sunitinib alone is not inferior to surgery followed by sunitinib.
Pembrolizumab has shown activity against some lung cancer metastases in the brain, but responses can be discordant with extracranial tumor responses.
Obese patients survived longer during immune checkpoint blockade for metastatic lung cancer compared with underweight patients and those who lost weight during treatment.
The addition of atezolizumab to chemotherapy was associated with superior PFS but did not improve preliminary OS.
A simple blood draw to evaluate cfDNA might one day be used for early-stage lung cancer screening—if the mutational “noise” of normal aging can be addressed.