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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Multiple Myeloma

Beth M. Faiman, PhD, MSN, CNP, AOCN, on Managing Multiple Myeloma

Breast Cancer

Mixed Results With Resection of Primary Tumor in Stage IV Breast Cancer

For de novo stage IV breast cancer, does resection of the primary tumor improve outcomes? Two studies presented at the 2016 ASCO Annual Meeting reached different conclusions. A prospective randomized study conducted in Turkey concluded there is a survival benefit at 5 years,1 whereas a U.S....


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...

Lung Cancer

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

Ann G. Schwartz, PhD, MPH, Elected to ILCCO Steering Committee

Ann G. Schwartz, PhD, MPH, Deputy Center Director and Executive Vice President for Research and Academic Affairs at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Oncology at Wayne State University School of Medicine, was recently elected to a...

ASCO Names Founding Editor-in-Chief of JCO Precision Oncology

ASCO recently announced the appointment of James M. Ford, MD, as Editor-in-Chief of the Society’s new journal, JCO Precision Oncology. Dr. Ford will set the scope and vision for the online-only journal, which will publish scientific and educational content that provides a deeper understanding of...

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)....

CNS Cancers

Julie R. Park, MD, on Neuroblastoma: Results of a Children’s Oncology Group Study

Lung Cancer

FDG–PET Evaluates Immunotherapy for Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer

Researchers at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) presented study findings on a means of evaluating an immunotherapy for non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).1 Due to NSCLC’s relative insensitivity to chemotherapy, the use of immunotherapies,...


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 ...