AACR Virtual Annual Meeting 2020 II

Skin Cancer

Real-World Data Show Survival Benefit for Adjuvant Immunotherapy in Stage III Melanoma

Although ipilimumab is approved as adjuvant therapy for stage III melanoma and has been shown to improve survival when given after complete resection, a little more than one-third of eligible patients...

Issues in Oncology

Black Patients Are Underrepresented in Cancer Clinical Trials but More Likely to Be Enrolled in Public-Sponsored vs Pharmaceutical-Sponsored Studies

Black patients are better represented in taxpayer-funded cancer clinical trials compared to trials run by pharmaceutical companies, although they remain underrepresented in clinical trials, regardless...

Gynecologic Cancers

Lipophilic Statins May Reduce Mortality in Patients With Ovarian Cancer

Lipophilic statins—a type of medication commonly prescribed to lower blood cholesterol—were associated with reduced mortality in patients with ovarian cancer, according to a study presented by Kala Vi...

Issues in Oncology
Hematologic Malignancies

Survival Disparities Seen in Hispanic Patients With Blood Cancers Living Near the United States/Mexico Border

A study by Bencomo-Alvarez et al investigating the incidence and survival for Hispanic patients with hematologic malignancies living along the United States/Mexico border in El Paso, Texas, has found ...

Solid Tumors

Young Adults With Cancer May Benefit From Germline Genetic Testing

According to the National Cancer Institute, each year, about 70,000 adolescents and young adults (AYA)—those between the ages of 15 and 39—are diagnosed with cancer. Evidence suggests that some cancer...