Search Results



Your search for Caroline Helwick matches 855 pages

Showing 201 - 250


lymphoma

Outcomes With Rituximab in DLBCL: Does Gender Matter?

For diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, does the dose of rituximab (Rituxan) matter? Are there patient characteristics that determine outcomes as well as the optimal dose? These questions were explored at the 2016 Pan Pacific Lymphoma Conference by Matthew A. Lunning, DO, Assistant Professor of...

lymphoma

Combination Obinutuzumab Regimen Active in Aggressive Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma

In a small phase Ib/II study, 100% of patients with newly diagnosed diffuse large B-cell lymphoma evaluated thus far responded to treatment with obinutuzumab (Gazyva), lenalidomide (Revlimid), and CHOP (cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, prednisone), investigators from the University of...

lymphoma

Novel Approaches Harness the Microenvironment Against Hodgkin Lymphoma

In the treatment of classical Hodgkin lymphoma, antibodies targeting programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) are just the beginning, according to Stephen M. Ansell, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine and Chair of the Lymphoma Group at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.1 Speaking at the 2016 Pan...

leukemia

New Upfront Treatment Algorithm Emerges for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

According to Susan M. O’Brien, MD, an expert in the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), novel agents and new data on patient subsets have led to a new upfront treatment algorithm for this malignancy. Speaking at the 2016 Pan Pacific Lymphoma Conference in Koloa, Hawaii, Dr. O’Brien...

Expert Point of View: Amir T. Fathi, MD

Amir T. Fathi, MD, an oncologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Boston, commented on the INO-VATE ALL trial for The ASCO Post. “It has been a fairly exciting time for patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia...

leukemia

Inotuzumab Ozogamicin Shows Clear Benefit in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

In patients with relapsed/refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the antibody-drug conjugate inotuzumab ozogamicin produced significantly more complete remissions and was a better bridge to transplant than treatment by physician’s choice, according to the final results of a phase III trial...

lymphoma

CAR T-Cell Therapy Promising in Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Research conducted at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, is moving the field of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy forward in the treatment of B-cell malignancies. At the 2016 Pan Pacific Lymphoma Conference in Koloa, Hawaii, David G. Maloney, MD, PhD, Professor of...

cost of care

ASCO Plenary Studies: Assessing the ‘Value’ of New Treatments

At the 2016 ASCO Annual Meeting, studies presented at the Plenary Session gave attendees new treatment strategies to employ back home. But in the emerging push to contain the cost of new cancer treatments, do the four interventions fit within the new “value framework” for oncology? Deborah Schrag, ...

breast cancer

The Metastatic Breast Cancer Project: Direct-to-Patient Research Initiative

A nationwide project is enlisting patients with breast cancer to share their tumor samples and clinical information. Launched in October 2015, the Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) Project has enrolled more than 2,000 patients from all 50 states and is yielding information that will be shared with...

breast cancer

Quick Takes on Promising New Approaches to Treating Breast Cancer

At the 2016 ASCO Annual Meeting, researchers reported encouraging results for several new drugs and treatment strategies for breast cancer. The ASCO Post brings you brief summaries of a select few. Abemaciclib Trial The cyclin-dependent kinase 4/6 (CDK4/6) inhibitor abemaciclib produced responses...

Expert Point of View: Isabelle Ray-Coquard, MD, PhD

Isabelle Ray-Coquard, MD, PhD, of the Centre Leon Berard, Claude Bernard, and Professor at Claude Bernard University Lyon, France, was the study’s formal discussant. She noted the “great benefits” provided by hormonal therapy in terms of progression-free survival and, in the subset with no...

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, in a retrospective cohort from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The study was reported by David Marc Gershenson, MD, at the 2016 ASCO...

Expert Point of View: Sunil Verma, MD

Sunil Verma, MD, Professor and Head of the Department of Oncology and Medical Director of the Tom Baker Cancer Centre of the University of Calgary in Canada, was the study’s formal discussant. He cited several limitations of the study: It was an open-label study, was initially a phase II study but ...

breast cancer

PHEREXA: Benefit for Second-Line Pertuzumab Questionable

In the second-line metastatic breast cancer setting, the addition of pertuzumab (Perjeta) to trastuzumab (Herceptin)/capecitabine did not significantly improve progression-free survival, results of the phase III ­PHEREXA trial showed.1 This is the first randomized trial to evaluate the efficacy of ...

breast cancer

Results of Two Practice-Changing Breast Cancer Trials Upheld

Results of two pivotal breast cancer trials reported at the 2016 ASCO Annual Meeting confirmed the practice-changing findings that resulted from earlier findings. PALOMA-2 The phase III PALOMA-2 trial confirmed results from the smaller, open-label phase II PALOMA-1 trial that led to the U.S. Food...

Expert Point of View: David Reardon, MD

“Adjuvant temozolomide does represent a new standard of care for 1p/19q-intact anaplastic glioma patients,” according to David Reardon, MD, Clinical Director at the Dana-Farber Center for Neuro-Oncology and the study’s formal discussant at the 2016 ASCO Annual Meeting. “We see a significant...

cns cancers

New Standard of Care Emerges for Anaplastic Glioma Without 1p/19q Codeletion

Adjuvant temozolomide, after radiotherapy, improves overall survival in patients with grade 3 anaplastic glioma without 1p/19q codeletion, according to a phase III EORTC (European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer) study presented at the 2016 ASCO Annual Meeting.1 “We were...

Expert Point of View: Elizabeth Mittendorf, MD, PhD

The discussant of these studies was Elizabeth Mittendorf, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Breast Surgical Oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston. Dr. Mittendorf noted that approximately 3% of U.S. breast cancer patients present with de novo stage IV disease. For...

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....

Expert Point of View: Stephen K.L. Chia, MD

Stephen K.L. Chia, MD, of the British Columbia Cancer Agency, Vancouver, discussed two of these neoadjuvant breast cancer studies at the ASCO Annual Meeting. In the current landscape for neoadjuvant therapy in HER2-positive disease, said Dr. Chia, the NeoSphere, ­TRYPHAENA, KRISTINE, and I-SPY 2...

breast cancer

Pertuzumab-Containing Regimens Compared for Neoadjuvant Treatment in Early Breast Cancer

In patients with HER2-positive early breast cancer, pathologic complete response rates after neoadjuvant therapy were higher with docetaxel plus carboplatin plus trastuzumab (Herceptin) plus pertuzumab (Perjeta), or TCH+P, than with ado-trastuzumab emtansine (Kadcyla) plus pertuzumab, or T-DM1+P,...

Expert Point of View: Nancy E. Davidson, MD

Nancy E. Davidson, MD, the Hillman Professor of Oncology and Director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute in Philadelphia, was the Early Breast Cancer Trialists’ Collaborative Group (EBCTCG) study’s formal discussant. With this analysis, she noted, the EBCTCG has “reinforced the long...

breast cancer

EBCTCG Analysis Identifies Recurrence Risk by Tumor Subgroup in Estrogen Receptor–Positive Breast Cancer

The risk of recurrence in estrogen receptor–positive breast cancer is known to continue after 5 years, but just how much is that risk once endocrine therapy is stopped? The Early Breast Cancer Trialists’ Collaborative Group (EBCTCG) has concluded it is “appreciable,” with distant recurrences...

Expert Point of View: Samir Gupta, MD

Samir Gupta, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Diego, who has led trials of colorectal cancer screening, commented on this study for The ASCO Post. Although there are approximately 138,000 new colorectal cancer diagnoses a year in the United States, only...

colorectal cancer

Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer Diagnoses Rising

Colorectal cancer is being increasingly diagnosed in persons younger than age 50, the age at which colorectal cancer screening is usually initiated. According to Elie Sutton, MD, of Mount Sinai West Hospital in New York, a review of cases in the National Cancer Data Base revealed that between...

Expert Point of View: Peter C. Enzinger, MD

Not so FAST? The study discussant Peter C. Enzinger, MD, Director of the Center for Esophageal and Gastric Cancer at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center, Boston, viewed the findings of the FAST trial as promising but voiced several considerations, as did Gulam A. Manji, MD, PhD,...

gastrointestinal cancer
gastroesophageal cancer

First-in-Class Antibody Reduces Gastric Cancer Recurrence

A novel immunotherapy agent, the first in its class, reduced disease progression by more than 50% when added to standard chemotherapy for patients with advanced gastric cancer, according to results from an international phase II trial presented at the 2016 ASCO Annual Meeting.1 The drug, IMAB362,...

solid tumors

‘Liquid Biopsy’ Stacks Up Well to Tissue Biopsy in Detecting Tumor-Specific Mutations

So-called liquid biopsy identified cancer mutations in 85% of all advanced tumors, in the largest-ever evaluation of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) in the blood.1 In 49% of the cases, these biomarkers were associated with an approved targeted drug, Philip C. Mack, PhD, reported at the 2016 ASCO...

Expert Point of View: Tiffany A. Traina, MD, and Larry Norton, MD

Study discussant Tiffany A. Traina, MD, Clinical Director of the Breast Medicine Service and Associate Attending at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine, commented, “The overall trial results demonstrate that not only is docetaxel...

breast cancer

Joint Analysis Confirms Benefit of Anthracyclines for High-Risk Early-Stage Breast Cancer

For the treatment of high-risk, HER2-negative early-stage breast cancer, anthracyclines were confirmed as beneficial in a joint analysis of the Anthracyclines in Early Breast Cancer (ABC) trials. Presented at the 2016 ASCO Annual Meeting, the joint analysis of the ABC trials validated taxane plus...

Expert Point of View: Dominique Valteau-Couanet, MD, PhD

Study discussant Dominique Valteau-Couanet, MD, PhD, of the Gustave Roussy in France, said the study was “an important step” in research, by showing “Cy-THIO/mCEM [tandem autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT) with cyclophosphamide/thiotepa followed by a modified regimen of...

cns cancers

For High-Risk Neuroblastoma, Two Transplants May Be Better Than One

In children with high-risk neuroblastoma, tandem autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT) improved event-free survival rates in the ANBL0532 trial from the Children’s Oncology Group. The study was presented at the plenary session of the 2016 ASCO Annual Meeting by Julie R. Park, MD, of Seattle...

Breast Density Legislation: An Opportunity for Better Risk Assessment

Dense breasts are not an automatic indication for additional imaging. Instead, breast density generally provides an opportunity for improved risk assessment, according to Kevin Hughes, MD, of Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. “More than 20 states have mandated that women be informed of...

It Started With Twitter: ASBrS Immediate Past-President, Deanna Attai, MD, Spearheads Patient-Centered Care

Breast surgeon Deanna Attai, MD, is a virtual mighty mouse as a spokesperson for her professional organization, the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS). She is as big on ideas as she is petite in stature and for actively tweeting on medical topics (@DrAttai). Assistant Clinical Professor...

pancreatic cancer

Adjuvant Chemotherapy Improves Survival in Pancreatic Cancer

An adjuvant chemotherapy regimen improved overall survival in early-stage pancreatic cancer patients, in the large phase III European ESPAC-4 study reported at the 2016 ASCO Annual Meeting.1 The combination of gemcitabine and capecitabine almost doubled the 5-year survival rate, compared to...

Expert Point of View: Paul G. Richardson, MD

Study discussant Paul G. Richardson, MD, the RJ Corman Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Jerome Lipper Multiple Myeloma Chair at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, commented, “The evolving role of monoclonal antibodies in multiple myeloma has been worth the wait. You can...

multiple myeloma

Daratumumab Hits the Mark in Early Relapsed Multiple Myeloma

For relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma, daratumumab (Darzalex), combined with bortezomib (Velcade) and dexamethasone, reduced relapses by 61% in the phase III CASTOR study reported at the 2016 ASCO Annual Meeting.1 “The results are unprecedented in a randomized study comparing a novel...

breast cancer

Is Male Breast Cancer Overlooked in Clinical Trials?

Three and a half years ago, Oliver Bogler, PhD, a cancer biologist and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, saw his personal and professional worlds collide. He received a cancer diagnosis—one that mirrored his wife’s. “Some might say that ...

breast cancer

Dr. Susan Love: Time to Address ‘Collateral Damage’ of Breast Cancer Treatment

The “collateral damage” of cancer treatment is a topic that is familiar to Susan Love, MD, MBA. As a breast cancer surgeon and chief visionary officer of Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, she has learned much about the consequences of cancer treatment. But she came by an important aspect of her...

Expert Point of View: Mahmoud El-Tamer, MD

Mahmoud El-Tamer, MD, a breast surgeon at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, who moderated the session where the results were presented, pointed out that although the results were provocative, the selection of patients was “biased,” as they had already presented to a breast surgery...

breast cancer

Young Women Require Formal Assessment to Identify Breast Cancer Risk

Half of the young women presenting to an academic surgical breast practice would qualify for mammography screening starting at age 40. According to the newly updated guidelines, these young at-risk women may be missed, researchers reported at the 2016 American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBS)...

breast cancer
prostate cancer
hematologic malignancies

Highlights From the 2016 AACR Annual Meeting

This year’s Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) featured outstanding research in the field of cancer, as well as an inspiring talk by Vice President Joe Biden (see the May 10 issue of The ASCO Post). Here are some summaries of studies that warrant attention; they...

hepatobiliary cancer

Cases of Mixed Hepatocellular Carcinoma–Cholangiocarcinoma Emerging

Combined hepatocellular carcinoma–cholangiocarcinoma is a histopathologically distinct tumor for which no formal treatment guidelines exist. It is also a malignancy that is being diagnosed more often, according to researchers from Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, who reported...

gynecologic cancers
multiple myeloma
skin cancer
pancreatic cancer
lung cancer
prostate cancer
breast cancer
survivorship

NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®): 2016 Guidelines

In 1996, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN®) published its first set of Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology® (NCCN Guidelines®), covering eight tumor types. The NCCN Guidelines® are now published for more than 60 tumor types and topics. Some of the key updates for 2016 were...

breast cancer

Meta-analysis of Breast Cancer Studies Demonstrates Value of Pathologic Complete Response

In a meta-analysis of neoadjuvant studies totaling over 18,000 patients, achievement of pathologic complete response was associated with significantly reduced disease recurrence and mortality across the various breast cancer subtypes. Laura Spring, MD, a senior medical oncology fellow at...

issues in oncology

Maximizing Cancer Cure: How Do We Get There?

Is cancer really “curable,” and if so, how? For a “Cancer Dialogue” held during the 2016 American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting, half a dozen stellar participants from the research, industry, regulatory, and advocacy communities convened to debate the topic. The ASCO Post was ...

Expert Point of View: Shaji K. Kumar, MD and Sergio A. Giralt, MD

Two experts in multiple myeloma commented on the EMN02/HO95 MM trial for The ASCO Post: Shaji K. Kumar, MD, Professor of Hematology at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester; and Sergio A. Giralt, MD, Chief of the Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York. Both...

multiple myeloma

Upfront Transplant Remains Standard of Care in Multiple Myeloma

Upfront autologous stem cell transplant remains the standard of care in patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma, even in the era of novel agents, according to a phase III study of the European Myeloma Network.1 “Our findings show that autologous stem cell transplant should remain the...

Expert Point of View: Deborah Schrag, MD, MPH

Deborah Schrag, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Boston, and an oncologist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, commented on the findings for The ASCO Post. She said the inferior survival of patients with right-sided tumors “is almost certainly because of the molecular...

colorectal cancer

Site of Tumor Impacts Survival and Choice of Treatment in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

In metastatic colorectal cancer, the anatomic location of the tumor within the colon appears to make a difference in overall survival as well as response to pivotal treatments, according to a retrospective analysis of the pivotal CALGB/SWOG 80405 (Alliance) trial.1 “While previous studies had...

Advertisement



Advertisement


Advertisement