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Hepatobiliary Cancer

Pemigatinib for Previously Treated Advanced Cholangiocarcinoma

In the phase II FIGHT-202 study reported in The Lancet OncologyGhassan K. Abou-Alfa, MD, and colleagues found that the...

Issues in Oncology

ASCO Coronavirus Resources

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread, organizations all over the world are focusing on the health and safety of their...

Issues in Oncology

Continuous Coverage of COVID-19

The staff of The ASCO Post recognizes the steady flow of news on the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19...


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Issues in Oncology

Practicing Oncology in the Era of COVID-19

The coronavirus-related pandemic has affected nearly every corner of the globe. What originated in one country is on course...

Issues in Oncology

Association for Clinical Oncology: More Testing, Personal Protective Equipment, Practice Support Needed During COVID-19 Crisis

The Association for Clinical Oncology, ASCO's affiliated 501(c)(6) organization, is urging the White House and leaders in Congress...

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Prostate Cancer
Immunotherapy

Neeraj Agarwal, MD, on Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer: Results From the COSMIC-021 Study of Cabozantinib and Atezolizumab

Prostate Cancer

Association of Genomic Prostate Score With Adverse Pathology at Radical Prostatectomy After Initial Active Surveillance

In a study reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Daniel W. Lin, MD, and colleagues found that the 17-gene Oncotype DX Genomic Prostate Score was not associated with the finding of adverse pathology among men with prostate cancer undergoing radical prostatectomy after initial active...

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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...

Immunotherapy
Symptom Management
Skin Cancer

Kevin Tyan on Colitis Induced by Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors: Potential Preventive Strategy

Skin Cancer

Trends in Deaths From Cutaneous Melanoma in the United States

Recent treatment advances in metastatic melanoma resulted in reductions in population-level mortality from the disease, according to a study published by Polsky et al in the American Journal of Public Health. Methods Researchers analyzed new cases and deaths from melanoma from nine U.S....

Solid Tumors

Prognostic Value of Teratoma in Metastatic Nonseminomatous Germ Cell Tumor

In a single-institution retrospective study reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Taza et al found that the presence of teratoma in primary tumor and postchemotherapy retroperitoneal lymph node dissection specimens was not a prognostic factor in patients with metastatic testicular germ cell ...

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...

Colorectal Cancer

Van K. Morris, MD, on Stage II Colon Cancer: Circulating Tumor DNA as a Predictive Biomarker in Adjuvant Chemotherapy

Prostate Cancer

Association of Genomic Prostate Score With Adverse Pathology at Radical Prostatectomy After Initial Active Surveillance

In a study reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Daniel W. Lin, MD, and colleagues found that the 17-gene Oncotype DX Genomic Prostate Score was not associated with the finding of adverse pathology among men with prostate cancer undergoing radical prostatectomy after initial active...

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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...