Prostate Cancer

Biomarker-Driven Treatment Selection for Prostate and Other Genitourinary Cancers

As the Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan wrote, “The times they are a-changin’.” Heather Cheng, MD, PhD, quoted this line in regard to biomarkers for molecularly driven therapy...

Bladder Cancer

Does the Addition of Ramucirumab to Docetaxel Improve Overall Survival in Previously Treated Urothelial Carcinoma?

The phase III RANGE trial has shown no significant improvement in overall survival with the addition of ramucirumab to docetaxel...

Hepatobiliary Cancer
Breast Cancer

Reports From the ESMO Asia Congress 2019

This week on The ASCO Post Podcast, we summarize two studies presented at the recent ESMO Asia Congress—one on a novel combination therapy for unresectable liver cancer, and the second on the activity of a Chinese-manufactured trastuzumab biosimilar. We’ll also discuss last week’s FDA approval of acalabrutinib for chronic lymphocytic leukemia or small lymphocytic lymphoma.



Supportive Care

Checkpoint Inhibitor Pneumonitis: A Pulmonologist’s Perspective

At CHEST 2019, specialists shared their insights in the treatment of patients with non-small cell lung cancer with pneumonitis, noting that diagnosis and treatment can be difficult...

Colorectal Cancer

Meta-Analysis of Overall Survival With Laparoscopic vs Open Resection for Colorectal Liver Metastases

Syn et al found that laparoscopic resection vs open surgery was associated with significantly improved overall survival...


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Skin Cancer

Georgina V. Long, MD, PhD, on Melanoma Brain Metastases: Nivolumab Alone or Nivolumab/Ipilimumab

FDA Approves Voxelotor for Sickle Cell Disease

On November 25, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval to voxelotor (Oxbryta) for adults and pediatric patients 12 years of age and older with sickle cell disease. “[Voxelotor] is an inhibitor of deoxygenated sickle hemoglobin polymerization, which is the...


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...

Gynecologic Cancers

Isabelle Ray-Coquard, MD, PhD, on Ovarian Cancer: Olaparib Plus Bevacizumab

Hepatobiliary Cancer

ESMO Asia 2019: Combination of Atezolizumab and Bevacizumab for Unresectable Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Combination therapy with the programmed cell death ligand 1 inhibitor atezolizumab and the VEGF inhibitor bevacizumab significantly improved overall and progression-free survival in patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) compared to sorafenib, according to findings from the phase ...

Issues in Oncology
Pain Management

Opioid Prescriptions in Patients With Cancer in Southwest Virginia

In a study in residents of rural southwest Virginia reported in the Journal of Oncology Practice, Virginia T. LeBaron, PhD, and colleagues found that most patients with cancer never received a prescription opioid medication, that few patients were admitted to hospital for opioid use disorders, and...

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...


Nitin Jain, MD, on CLL: Is There a Role for Chemoimmunotherapy?

Head and Neck Cancer

PIK3CA Mutation Status and Disease-Free Survival in Patients With HPV-Associated Head and Neck Cancer Treated With Deintensified Chemoradiotherapy

In a study reported in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Beaty et al found that the presence of a PIK3CA mutation was associated with poorer disease-free survival among patients receiving deintensified definitive chemoradiotherapy for human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated oropharyngeal...


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...