Breast Cancer

Equivalence Trial of Neoadjuvant Trastuzumab Biosimilar CT-P6 vs Trastuzumab in HER2-Positive Breast Cancer

A phase III equivalence trial has shown comparable pathologic complete response rates with the proposed trastuzumab biosimilar CT-P6 vs reference trastuzumab in neoadjuvant...

Lung Cancer

Adjuvant Gefitinib Delays Recurrence in EGFR-Positive NSCLC

Adjuvant therapy with gefitinib, an epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-targeted agent, was more successful at preventing recurrence than standard-of-care chemotherapy, in a phase III...

Lymphoma

ICML 2017: 3-Year Follow-up Showed Fourfold Progression-Free Survival Benefit With Ibrutinib vs Temsirolimus at First Relapse in Mantle Cell Lymphoma

Three-year follow-up data from the phase III RAY study in patients with relapsed or refractory mantle cell lymphoma were presented at the 14th International Conference on Malignant...


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Kidney Cancer

Daniel Heng, MD, MPH, and Sumanta K. Pal, MD, on Renal Cell Carcinoma: Expert Perspectives

Robert J. Cerfolio, MD, Joins NYU Langone, Perlmutter Cancer Center

Robert J. Cerfolio, MD, joined New York University (NYU) Langone on June 1 as Chief of Clinical Thoracic Surgery. He also will become the first Director of the Lung Cancer Center at NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center. Dr. Cerfolio currently serves at the University of Alabama (UAB) Hospital...

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Phase III CASCADE Trial of Front-Line Vadastuximab Talirine in AML Discontinued

Seattle Genetics has discontinued its phase III CASCADE clinical trial of front-line vadastuximab talirine (SGN-CD33A) in older acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients. The phase III CASCADE clinical trial is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study evaluating vadastuximab talirine...

Breast Cancer

Lisa A. Carey, MD, and Nadia Harbeck, MD, PhD, on Early HER2-Negative Breast Cancer: Results of the PlanB Trial

Prostate Cancer

Androgen Blockade and Salvage ­Radiation Therapy in Prostate Cancer: Cautious Optimism Amid Unanswered Questions

The recent report of results of RTOG 9601 by Shipley et al in The New England Journal of Medicine1—reviewed in this issue of The ASCO Post—strongly supports the variably used practice of adding “androgen blockade” to salvage radiation therapy in men with a rising prostate-specific antigen...

WHO to Begin Pilot Prequalification of Biosimilars for Cancer Treatment

This year, the World Health Organization (WHO) will launch a pilot project for prequalifying biosimilar medicines, a step toward making some of the most expensive treatments for cancer more widely available in low- and middle-income countries. The decision comes after a 2-day meeting in Geneva...

NCCN Guidelines® Compliance for Chest CT May Reduce False Positives and Decrease Health-Care Spending in Breast Cancer

According to Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) data, more than 260,000 women were diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States in 2016, most of whom were diagnosed with early-stage (stage I or II) disease. For this demographic, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network®...

Colorectal Cancer

Erin Van Blarigan, ScD, on Colon Cancer: The Effect of Diet and Exercise, Results From CALGB 89803

Lung Cancer

Adjuvant Gefitinib Delays Recurrence in EGFR-Positive NSCLC

Adjuvant therapy with gefitinib (Iressa), an epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-targeted agent, was more successful at preventing recurrence than standard-of-care chemotherapy, in a phase III study of patients with EGFR-positive non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).1 Gefitinib extended...

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Canadian Cancer Society Report: Nearly 1 in 2 Canadians Expected to Be Diagnosed With Cancer in Their Lifetime

Nearly 1 in 2 Canadians is expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, according to a new report—Canadian Cancer Statistics 2017—released by the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) in partnership with the Public Health Agency of Canada and Statistics Canada. For males, the...


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