In what is believed to be the most comprehensive molecular characterization to date of HPV-negative head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCCs), researchers have clarified the contribution of key cancer-associated genes, proteins and signaling pathways in these cancers, while proposing possible new treatment avenues.
According to new research from investigators with the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and its Bloomberg-Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, a microbe found in the colon and commonly associated with the development of colitis and colon cancer also may play a role in the development of some breast cancers.
The International Duration of Adjuvant Chemotherapy (IDEA) collaboration investigated whether 3-month adjuvant chemotherapy treatment can be given for colon cancer without compromising efficacy, as six-month adjuvant chemotherapy with a fluoropyrimidine and oxaliplatin doublet is an option for high-risk stage II colon cancer. Here are the results.
The term abscopal effect (from Latin, ab, meaning “away from,” and scopus, meaning “target”) was coined in 1953, specifically referring to effects of ionizing radiation outside the radiated tumor volume. Does the evidence show that, contrary to widely held perception in the field, the abscopal effect is exceedingly rare and is not clinically relevant when […]
From the pages of Clinical Advances in Hematology & Oncology comes this Q&A with Jennifer A. Woyach, MD, a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Woyach provides extensive commentary on BTK, BCL2, and PI3K inhibitors, FCR usage, and the importance of clinical trials when […]
In June 2020, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval to tazemetostat (Tazverik, Epizyme), an oral EZH2 inhibitor for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed/refractory follicular lymphoma. Clinical Advances in Hematology & Oncology takes a closer look at this new treatment through a conversation with Dr. Connie Lee Batlevi from MSKCC.
This review and commentary from the ESMO Virtual Congress 2020 features a look at the following trials: ASCENT (sacituzumab govitecan-hziy), IMpassion130 (atezolizumab + nab-paclitaxel), IMpassion131 (first-line paclitaxel +/– atezolizumab), IPATunity130 (ipatasertib + paclitaxel), SEASTAR (rucaparib + sacituzumab govitecan), FLIPPER (fulvestrant/palbociclib), SOLAR-1 (alpelisib + fulvestrant), and FURVA (vandetanib + fulvestrant).
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) published a guideline update about the selection of optimal adjuvant chemotherapy regimens and targeted therapy for early breast cancer, namely trastuzumab emtansine. In a second recommendation, the ASCO guideline addressed the use of biosimilar forms of trastuzumab—five of which have been approved by the FDA.
Published in Clinical Advances in Hematology & Oncology, this article presents an overview of the currently available monoclonal antibody treatments in MM, discussing the clinical value, significant potential, and possible limitations of these immunotherapeutic approaches to driving deeper responses and achieving longer overall survival among patients with a challenging disease.
In this Q&A, Dr. Gautam Borthakur from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center talks with Clinical Advances in Hematology & Oncology about the goals, treatment options (including tailored treatment), differences in de novo vs. therapy-related, and other suggestions in patients with core-binding factor acute myeloid leukemia (AML).