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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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Head and Neck Cancer
Immunotherapy

Jonathan D. Schoenfeld, MD, MPH, on Oral Cavity Cancer: Neoadjuvant Nivolumab With or Without Ipilimumab

Gynecologic Cancers

Risk of Cervical Cancer With Different Types of Intrauterine Devices

Patients who used copper intrauterine devices (IUDs) were found to have a lower risk of high-grade cervical neoplasms vs users of the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system, according to a study published by Spotnitz et al in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology. The study notes that more...

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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
Immunotherapy

Thomas Powles, MD, PhD, on Adding Radiation to Immunotherapy for RCC: Improving Systemic Control Through Local Therapy

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 to swiftly work together to meet the needs of patients and health-care professionals in response to the COVID-19 crisis. In a letter to the President, Vice President,...

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 to likely affect every country in the world. In a few countries, the disease has peaked and is on the downward trend. In some, including the United States, the disease is on...

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...

Martin McCarter, MD, on Refinement of Surgical Treatment: Expert Perspective on ASCO’s 2020 Advance of the Year

COVID-19 May Remain Stable for Hours to Days in Aerosols and on Surfaces

The virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is stable for several hours to days in aerosols and on surfaces, according to a new study published as a research letter in The New England Journal of Medicine. A team of researchers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH); the Centers ...

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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...