A new randomized trial found that neoadjuvant trastuzumab/pertuzumab alone yields a substantially worse rate of pathologic complete response compared with paclitaxel plus the two anti-HER2 agents for women with early HER2-positive breast cancer.
The USPSTF issued a new draft recommendation for cervical cancer screening, recommending screening with cervical cytology every 3 years for women aged 21 to 29, and offering a choice between cytology every 3 years and high-risk human papillomavirus testing every 5 years for those aged 30 to 65 years.
The second-generation EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor dacomitinib significantly improved progression-free survival over gefitinib as a first-line therapy for EGFR–positive non–small-cell lung cancer, according to a randomized phase III trial.
A large database study found that most patients with stage I endometrioid epithelial ovarian cancer or ovarian clear cell cancer do not have better survival outcomes when treated with adjuvant chemotherapy.
The FDA has granted Priority Review status to pertuzumab (Perjeta) for the treatment of HER2-positive early breast cancer. The FDA will review the agent in combination with trastuzumab and chemotherapy, for use in the adjuvant setting.
Survival of patients with myelofibrosis who undergo splenectomy is adversely affected by older age, the need for transfusion, and leukocyte and circulating blast cell counts, according to a new analysis.
Treatment with obinutuzumab along with chemotherapy resulted in longer progression-free survival than rituximab and chemotherapy in patients with previously untreated advanced-stage follicular lymphoma, according to a large randomized trial.
A new study found significant gaps in the monitoring of responses to tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia. Patients are more likely to be monitored in Europe, at academic centers, and if they are younger than 65.