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Bryant Furlow

Bryant Furlow

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Dacomitinib induction therapy has shown activity in HPV-negative, locally advanced or metastatic penile squamous cell carcinoma.

Genomic subtyping of muscle-invasive bladder cancer could inform decisions on when best to use neoadjuvant cisplatin-based chemotherapy, according to a retrospective, non-randomized study.

A single cycle of adjuvant bleomycin, etoposide, and cisplatin (BEP) chemotherapy might reduce recurrence rates for nonseminomatous or combined germ cell tumors of the testis.

Intravesical rAd-IFNα/Syn3 showed promising response rates, a tolerable treatment schedule, and acceptable toxicity among patients with high-grade, nonmuscle-invasive bladder cancer, refractory or relapsed after bacillus Calmette-Guérin therapy.

Pembrolizumab is associated with longer overall survival and fewer treatment-related toxicities vs chemotherapy for patients with advanced urothelial carcinoma.

The Decipher prostate cancer gene-expression classifier can predict patients’ risk of metastasis and prostate cancer-specific mortality using biopsy specimens prior to radical prostatectomy or radiotherapy plus androgen deprivation.

Immunotherapy offers durable responses lasting more than 6 months after treatment discontinuation for some patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma.

Antibiotics administered less than a month before initiation of immunotherapies for patients with advanced kidney cancer might impair tumor control, according to a retrospective analysis.

“Liquid biopsy” analyses of circulating tumor DNA from blood samples potentially reveal prognostic information about metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer, and might point the way for development of new targeted treatments.

Epigenetic lesions, and not just genetic mutations, can cause brain cancer, and one important implication of that observation is that precision-medicine genetic and genomic tools will miss epigenetic lesions that may drive tumor growth or drug resistance.

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