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Sarcoma

Standard vs Histology-Tailored Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for High-Risk Soft-Tissue Sarcoma

Final results of a phase III trial showed no disease-free or overall survival benefit with use of histology-tailored vs standard chemotherapy...

Bladder Cancer
Immunotherapy

IMvigor130: First-Line Atezolizumab Plus Chemotherapy vs Chemotherapy Alone in Advanced Urothelial Cancer

As reported in The Lancet by Matthew D. Galsky, MD, of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and colleagues, the phase III IMvigor130...

 

Gynecologic Cancers

Cediranib/Olaparib vs Standard-of-Care Chemotherapy for Platinum-Sensitive Ovarian Cancer

Results of the NRG Oncology phase III clinical trial NRG-GY004 indicated that the addition of the investigational agent cediranib...


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Breast Cancer

Early Local Therapy Did Not Extend Survival in Patients With Newly Diagnosed Metastatic Breast Cancer

Women who present at diagnosis with advanced breast cancer have faced an unanswered question: will local therapy prolong survival compared to systemic treatment alone?

COVID-19

ASCO Coronavirus Resources

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread, ASCO is committed to providing the most current information and resources to its members and the larger oncology...

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Breast Cancer

Sara A. Hurvitz, MD, on Breast Cancer: Four Major Studies on Trastuzumab, Pertuzumab, Anthracyclines, and Chemotherapy De-escalation

Breast Cancer
Gynecologic Cancers
Genomics/Genetics

Remote Pre- and Posttest Genetic Counseling for Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk

Genetic testing for cancer risk can significantly improve the prevention or treatment of hereditary cancers, but studies have shown that people who might have a genetic risk often don't get tested. A collaborative team of researchers have tested a possible solution through a clinical trial aimed at ...

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Impact of Genes on Total Number and Type of Nevi

A study by Duffy et al in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology reported on specific gene variations affecting the number and types of moles on the body and their role in causing skin cancer.  “The goal was to investigate the genetic underpinnings of different mole classes, or...

Bladder Cancer
Immunotherapy

Metastatic Urothelial Cancer: A Conversation on State-of-the-Art Treatment Before the ASCO20 Virtual Scientific Program

Sarcoma

Standard vs Histology-Tailored Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for High-Risk Soft-Tissue Sarcoma

As reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology by Alessandro Gronchi, MD, and colleagues, final results of a phase III trial conducted by the Italian, French, and Polish Sarcoma Groups showed no disease-free or overall survival benefit with use of histology-tailored vs standard...

Hematologic Malignancies

Sources for Better GVHD-Free Relapse-Free Survival After Adult Alternative Donor HCT

In a retrospective study of registry data reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Mehta et al identified alternative donor sources for hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) that were associated with better graft-vs-host disease (GVHD)-free (GRFS) and chronic GVHD–free (CRFS) relapse-free...

Gemcitabine/Eribulin in Cisplatin-Ineligible Metastatic Urothelial Carcinoma

In the final analysis from a phase II California Cancer Consortium trial (NCI-9653) reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Sadeghi et al found the combination of gemcitabine and eribulin showed activity in cisplatin-ineligible patients with metastatic urothelial carcinoma. Study Details...

Kidney Cancer

Eric Jonasch, MD, on a Novel Therapy for Von Hippel-Lindau Disease–Associated RCC

Immunotherapy

Does Treatment With Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors Cause Flare-ups in Patients With Preexisting IBD or Microscopic Colitis?

In a retrospective analysis reported in JCO Oncology Practice, Grover et al found that enterocolitis flares occurred in approximately one-quarter of patients with preexisting inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) or microscopic colitis who received immune checkpoint inhibitors for the treatment of solid ...

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Deintensified Chemoradiotherapy for HPV-Associated Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma

In a phase II trial reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Chera et al found that deintensified chemoradiotherapy produced favorable outcomes in human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. Study Details In the multicenter trial, 114 patients were recruited...