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Kidney Cancer

Study Supports Pembrolizumab Plus Axitinib in Previously Untreated Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma

Extended analysis of the phase III KEYNOTE-426 study upholds pembrolizumab plus axitinib as a preferred front-line regimen over sunitinib in patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma...

COVID-19

A Visiting Resident Oncologist’s Training During the COVID-19 Pandemic

A visiting away elective is a resident’s designated time to visit another academic program. The time dedicated to make this dream happen is grueling...

Pancreatic Cancer

Effectiveness of Maintenance Olaparib for Germline BRCA-Mutated Pancreatic Cancer Across Age Groups: Additional Analysis of the POLO Trial

According to an additional analysis from the POLO trial, safety of maintenance olaparib in patients with a germline BRCA1 and/or BRCA2 mutation and metastatic pancreatic cancer is consistent...


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Bladder Cancer
Immunotherapy

FDA Approves Maintenance Avelumab for the Treatment of Advanced Urothelial Carcinoma

The FDA has approved avelumab for the maintenance treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma that has not progressed with first-line chemotherapy...

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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Welcome to This Year’s Meeting: A Message From ASCO President Howard A. Burris III, MD, FACP, FASCO

Prostate Cancer
Pancreatic Cancer
Lymphoma

FDA Pipeline: Agents for the Treatment of Prostate and Pancreatic Cancers, Marginal Zone Lymphoma

Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Priority Review to relugolix for the treatment of advanced prostate cancer; Fast Track designation to a radioimmunotherapeutic treatment for marginal zone lymphoma; and Orphan Drug designation to a novel monoclonal antibody for...

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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...

Kidney Cancer

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

Lymphoma
Immunotherapy

Addition of Rituximab to Standard Chemotherapy in Pediatric Patients With High-Risk, Mature B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

In a European Intergroup for Childhood Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma/Children’s Oncology Group phase III trial reported in The New England Journal of Medicine, Minard‑Colin et al found that the addition of rituximab to standard Lymphomes Malin B (also known as Lymphome Malin de Burkitt, or LMB) chemotherapy ...

Issues in Oncology
Survivorship

Patient Factors Associated With Lack of Provider Recommendation for HPV Vaccination in Young Cancer Survivors

In a study reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, York et al found that perceived lack of insurance coverage for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, male sex, and decreased parent-survivor communication regarding HPV vaccination were among the factors associated with an increased likelihood...

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...

Welcome to This Year’s Meeting: A Message From ASCO President Howard A. Burris III, MD, FACP, FASCO

Lung Cancer

First-Line Stereotactic Radiosurgery vs Whole-Brain Radiotherapy for SCLC Brain Metastases

In a cohort analysis reported in JAMA Oncology, Rusthoven et al found that first-line stereotactic radiosurgery was associated with similar outcomes as whole-brain radiotherapy in patients with small cell lung cancer (SCLC) brain metastases. As stated by the investigators, “Although stereotactic...

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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...