A new study suggests that expression of the enzyme thymidylate synthase can be used as a predictive marker for lung cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.
The MAGRIT trial showed no benefit with the recMAGE-A3 + AS15 cancer immunotherapeutic compared with placebo in completely resected, MAGE-A3-positive NSCLC.
Two French studies have shown that screening for colorectal cancer with fecal occult blood tests can be very effective, according to results presented at the ESMO 2014 Congress.
Combining BRAF and MEK inhibitors resulted in better response, PFS, and overall survival compared with a BRAF inhibitor alone in BRAF-positive melanoma patients, according to results presented at the 2014 ESMO Congress.
Rolapitant added to granisetron/dexamethasone helped prevented chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting in patients treated with cisplatin-based chemotherapy, according to a study at the ESMO 2014 Congress.
In patients with recurrent or metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, afatinib better delayed cancer progression compared with methotrexate, according to results presented at the 2014 ESMO Congress.
Data from the CLEOPATRA trial show that pertuzumab adds nearly 16 months to median survival times when used with trastuzumab and chemo in HER2-positive breast cancer, according to final results presented at the ESMO 2014 Congress.
Continuing gefitinib after acquiring resistance to the TKI adds no clinical benefit in patients with EGFR-positive non-small-cell lung cancer, according to trial results presented at the 2014 ESMO Congress.
Adding the TKI cediranib to chemotherapy improved progression-free survival in patients with metastatic or relapsed cervical cancer, according to a study presented at the 2014 ESMO Congress.
Exposure to chemo or radiotherapy has no long-term negative mental or cardiac effects on children exposed to these cancer treatments while in the womb, according to a study presented at the 2014 ESMO Congress.