Skin Cancer

Studies Suggest Bright Future for Combination Immunotherapy in Advanced Melanoma, but Questions Remain

Two studies presented at the 2016 ASCO Annual Meeting focused on the use of combination immunotherapy in the treatment of patients...

Breast Cancer

PHEREXA: Benefit for Second-Line Pertuzumab Questionable

In the second-line metastatic breast cancer setting, the addition of pertuzumab to trastuzumab/capecitabine did not...

Gynecologic Cancers

Benefit Strongly Suggested With Hormonal Maintenance in Low-Grade Serous Carcinoma

In patients with low-grade serous carcinoma, maintenance hormonal therapy reduced the risk of recurrence by 77%, compared with surveillance...


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Lung Cancer

Luis G. Paz-Ares, MD, PhD, on NSCLC: Results From the SQUIRE Trial

Erika P. Hamilton, MD, Named Director of Breast and Gynecologic Cancer Research

Sarah Cannon has announced the promotion of Erika P. Hamilton, MD, to Director of the institution’s Breast and Gynecologic Cancer Research Program. Over the past 3 years, Dr. Hamilton has been instrumental in the growth and success of the program.

“Erika has quickly become a recognized thought...


Some Adolescent Survivors of Childhood Cancer May Benefit From More Comprehensive Mental Health Screening

Most adolescent survivors of childhood cancer have no reported psychological symptoms, but an analysis led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital found that those who do often have multiple symptoms and distinct symptom profiles. The findings, published by Krull et al in the Journal of Clinical...

Multiple Myeloma

S. Vincent Rajkumar, MD, and Sagar Lonial, MD, on Treating Multiple Myeloma

Bladder Cancer

Atezolizumab Promising in Cisplatin-Ineligible Metastatic Bladder Cancer

Atezolizumab (Tecentriq), an anti–programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1) inhibitor, achieved durable responses as first-line treatment in cisplatin-ineligible patients with metastatic urothelial carcinoma in a primary analysis of a phase II trial. These data represent an unmet need, because...

W.K. Alfred Yung, MD, Joins National Brain Tumor Society

National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS) has announced the appointment of W.K. Alfred Yung, MD, as Special Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Dr. Yung, the outgoing Chair of the Neuro-Oncology Department at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, will play an important role in...

Ipilimumab Appears Active in Relapsed Hematologic Cancer After Allogeneic HSCT

In a phase I/Ib study reported in The New England Journal of Medicine, Davids et al found that ipilimumab (Yervoy; at a dose of 10 mg/kg) produced responses, including complete responses, in patients with relapsed hematologic cancer after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT)....


John G. Gribben, MD, DSc, on Follicular Lymphoma: Still a Role for Transplant?

Colorectal Cancer

Prevention Needed to Stem Global Rise in Human Papillomavirus–Related Anal Cancer

The incidence rate of human papillomavirus (HPV)-related anal cancer and its precursor lesion, anal intraepithelial neoplasia, is rising in the United States and globally. Although 5-year survival rates in localized disease are generally favorable, survival in metastatic disease remains poor,...


Study Finds New Whole-Exome Sequencing Test Accurately Identifies Actionable Mutations

Exome Cancer Test v1.0 (EXaCT-1), a new whole-exome sequencing test developed by the Englander Institute for Precision Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine, detected mutations that guide precision cancer treatment with over 95% accuracy, according to a study by Rennert et al published in Genomic ...