Rebecca Previs, MD


Emerging Front-Line Maintenance Therapies for Advanced Ovarian Cancer

Dr. Rebecca Previs shares data on some exiting emerging therapies in the front line setting for patients with advanced ovarian cancer.



ASCO 2023: Experts Recount the Biggest Surprises and Most Relevant Research

Experts met to debate recently presented trials in the hematologic oncology after the 2023 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting.

Rakhshanda Rahman, MD, FRCS, FACS


Breast Cancer Treatment De-escalation Benefits Patients, Health Care Systems

The next leap forward in breast cancer is identifying patients who would best benefit from a treatment de-escalation approach through the use of precision medicine.

Kerolos Rizk, MD


Metastatic Basal Cell Carcinoma Arising From a Primary Cutaneous Carcinosarcoma

This study presents a case of a man, aged 56 years, found to have a 26-mm exophytic lesion on the vertex scalp identified to contain a distinct population of basal cell carcinoma as well as another population of spindled cells representing a poorly differentiated sarcomatous component.

Axel Bex, MD, PhD


‘Absolutely Important’ to Develop Better Ways to Predict Kidney Cancer Recurrence, Says Expert

Future research must address ways to improve the prediction of kidney cancer recurrence to better inform patients, says an expert from the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

Gregory Cooper, MD


Shorter Time to Treatment Is Associated With Improved Survival in Rural Patients With Breast Cancer Despite Other Adverse Socioeconomic Factors

Minh-Tri Nguyen, MD, and colleagues investigate the association between time to treatment, socioeconomic status, and clinical outcomes among rural and urban patients with breast cancer.

Miguel A. Álvarez-Avitia, MD


Oligoprogression After Immunotherapy and Targeted Therapy in Metastatic Melanoma

This clinical quandary discusses oligoprogressive disease in metastatic melanoma and how treatment with immunotherapy and targeted therapy affect the disease.

Tu My To, PhD, MPH


Real-World Assessment of Patient Care and Practice Efficiency With the Introduction of Subcutaneous Rituximab

Rituximab-subcutaneously is associated with significantly reduced chair time vs rituximab-intravenously in a US oncology setting. Widespread adoption would be expected to improve practice efficiency and patient access to care, and to reduce health care resource burden.

Edmund Qiao


Key Presentations at ASCO 2021 Review Primary Prevention of Prostate Cancer in African American Men

CancerNetwork® sat down with Edmund Qiao at the 2021 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting to talk about prostate-specific antigen screening and prostate cancer prevention in African American men.

Kebede Begna, MD


Cross Q&A: Isa + KD in Relapsed/Refractory MM and Biochemical vs Clinical Progression

In the final cross Q&A session from the multiple myeloma module, panelists discuss implications of IKEMA and consider the importance of biochemical versus clinical progression.

Craig S. Sauter, MD


Current Treatment of Peripheral T-cell Lymphoma

This review article written by Robert Stuver, MD, et al, reviews current and available treatments for peripheral T-cell lymphoma.

Shaheed Merani, MD, PhD


Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor With Humoral Hypercalcemia and High Tumor PD-L1 Score

Abstract: Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are a heterogeneous group of neoplasms. They can be functioning tumors with secretion of a variety of peptide hormones, or nonfunctioning tumors with metastases to the liver at the time of diagnosis. Well-differentiated tumors tend to be slow-growing and characterized by low tumor mutational burden (TMB) and lower propensity to express PD-L1. Hypercalcemia due to malignancy can occur in about 20% to 30% of patients with cancer. The secretion of parathyroid hormone–related protein (PTH-rP) is among the causes of malignant hypercalcemia and has seldom been associated with hypercalcemia of NETs. Although the therapeutic landscape for neuroendocrine neoplasms has evolved substantially over the past decade, the role of immunotherapy has not yet been completely explored in this group of patients. We present a rare case of a metastatic pancreatic NET with high TMB, high PD-L1 tumor proportion score, and high PTH-rP–related hypercalcemia.

David Lee, BS


Psycho-Oncology and the Relevance of a Biopsychosocial Screening Program

Routine biopsychosocial screening of a patient with metastatic renal cell cancer at the Centro de Câncer de Brasília improved symptom management and shrunk costs for both the patient and her caregivers.

Conor E. Steuer, MD


Conor E. Steuer, MD, on Smoking Cessation Habits in Patients with Early-Stage NSCLC Enrolling on Clinical Trials

CancerNetwork® sat down with Conor E. Steuer, MD, to discuss a recently published prospective study which found a high rate of smoking reduction and cessation in patients with non–small cell lung cancer.

Matthew Allaway, DO


Matthew Allaway, DO, Discusses Transperineal Biopsy Approach for Prostate Cancer

Matthew Allaway, DO, detailed benefits of using an emerging transperineal biopsy approach to identify prostate cancer in hard to access areas of a patient’s prostate.

Nicholas Lintel, MD


Complete Pathologic Response to Neoadjuvant Chemoimmunotherapy and Oxaliplatin-Induced Fever Associated With IL-6 Release in a Patient With Locally Advanced Colon Cancer

This case presents a patient with locally advanced, unresectable, mismatch repair–deficient sigmoid colon cancer who was treated with neoadjuvant chemoimmunotherapy followed by surgical resection leading to a complete pathologic response after preoperative systemic chemoimmunotherapy.

Matthew James Pianko, MD


Frontline Forum: Real-World Practice in Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma

Experts discuss key data updates in real-world newly diagnosed multiple myeloma practices, and how these findings may change the treatment paradigm.

Hannah Lee, MD, MS


Second-Line Therapies in the Changing Landscape of First-Line Therapies for Metastatic Clear Cell Renal Cell Cancer

In recent years, first-line therapies for metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) have shifted to a combination of immune checkpoint inhibitors or a combination of antiangiogenesis tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) and immunotherapy. This has led to a need to address standard-of-care treatment in the second-line setting.



Amit Oza, MD, MBBS, FRCPC, Discusses Optimizing Treatment With PARP Inhibitors in Advanced Ovarian Cancer

PARP inhibitors like rucaparib should be considered to treat all kinds of patients, including those who have deleterious mutations and HRD, according to Amit Oza, MD, MBBS, FRCPC.

Ashwatha Narayana, MD


Guidelines for Palliative Treatment of Spinal Metastases: Choosing Between Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy and Conventional Fractionation

ABSTRACT Symptomatic spinal metastasis is a frequent complication of cancer that had been treated, until relatively recently, with primitive techniques to modest radiation dose levels, with a baseline assumption of limited survival and poor patient performance in that setting. In the era of targeted and personalized therapies, many patients are living longer and more functionally and are able to manage their disease on the model of chronic illness. Given these developments, an attractive option is the use of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) to deliver high biologically effective doses of radiation conformally to maximize the palliative gains of treatment. However, randomized data to guide practice are scarce. We review the extant literature and present an algorithmic approach to selecting patients with metastatic disease for palliative spinal SBRT favoring the results of available randomized studies and remaining within the safety constraints supported by evidence from randomized trials.

Bronson Riley, MS


A 64-Year-Old Man With Germline BRCA2-Mutated Breast Cancer: Known and Unknown Aspects of Male Breast Cancer

This study presents a male breast cancer case with a germline BRCA2 mutation and discusses the epidemiologic, pathologic, and clinical characteristics along with treatment and follow-up recommendations in view of our recent understanding of the disease.