This week, we’ll be discussing research highlights in lung cancer presented at the ESMO Congress 2019, including the FLAURA trial of osimertinib in EGFR-mutated non–small cell lung cancer; the CheckMate 227 of nivolumab plus ipilimumab vs chemotherapy in non–small cell lung cancer with a PD-L1 expression of 1% or more; and the ASCEND-7 trial of ceritinib for ALK-positive non–small cell lung cancer that has spread to the brain.
This week, we review two studies from a Presidential Symposium at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress 2019 focusing on the efficacy of poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitors in patients with newly diagnosed ovarian cancer.
This week, we review a presentation on the benefit of daratumumab across populations with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma. We also talk about a study on racial disparities in colorectal cancer mortality. Lastly, we discuss the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s recent approval of apalutamide in metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer.
This week, we’ll be going over news from the 2019 American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting, including an analysis of the effect of long-term hormonal therapy on men with low prostate-specific antigen levels treated with early salvage radiotherapy after radical prostatectomy and an update on the landmark PACIFIC trial in non–small cell lung cancer. We also discuss the launch of Project Orbis, which led to a joint approval from the FDA, the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration, and Health Canada for lenvatinib in combination with pembrolizumab in the treatment of some patients with advanced endometrial carcinoma.
This week, we’ll be discussing findings presented at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) World Conference on Lung Cancer and the ASCO Quality Care Symposium, including a pooled analysis on 5-year overall survival rates in patients with previously treated non-small cell lung cancer receiving nivolumab vs docetaxel; the effect of out-of-pocket costs of tyrosine kinase inhibitors on survival in patients with lung cancer; and the relationship between participation in a clinical trial and overall survival in patients with advanced lung cancer.
This week, we’ll be talking about an extended follow-up of a phase III trial that investigated first-line nivolumab and ipilimumab vs sunitinib in advanced renal cell carcinoma. Then we’ll go over a research letter that identified strong predictors of response to immune checkpoint inhibitor treatment. Lastly, we’ll review a report on e-cigarette secondhand smoke exposure experienced by middle and high school students.
This week, we review a pooled analysis of long-term survival rates in patients with previously treated non–small cell lung cancer treated with nivolumab. We then turn to the recently reported USPSTF recommendation on risk assessment, genetic counseling, and genetic testing for BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations. Lastly, we discuss the recent FDA approval of entrectinib for NTRK-fusion cancers and ROS1-positive NSCLC.
This week, we review the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation against screening for pancreatic cancer in adults with no symptoms. We also talk about the discovery of a germline mutation that has been newly associated with pancreatic cancer. Lastly, we discuss a U.S. Food and Drug Administration review which concluded a common Parkinson’s disease drug does not contribute to the development of prostate cancer.
This week, we review a report on the combination of ibrutinib and rituximab vs standard chemoimmunotherapy in some patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL); a study on cancer statistics in adults aged 85 and older; and a decision from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on coverage of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy for Medicare beneficiaries.
This week, we review a phase II trial of erdafitinib in urothelial carcinoma with an FGFR alteration. We also talk about a report from the World Health Organization on tobacco use worldwide. Then, we discuss two recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration approvals in prostate cancer and a rare joint tumor.
This week, we discuss an interim analysis of the MONALEESA-7 trial of the addition of ribociclib to endocrine therapy in pre- or perimenopausal women with advanced hormone receptor–positive, HER2-negative breast cancer. We also talk about a study that examined the relationship between the duration of chemotherapy and body mass index and the development of lymphedema in some patients with breast cancer. Lastly, we present three recent approvals and regulatory communications from the FDA.
This week, we discuss a study that found a disconnect between rates of colonoscopy and recent increases in colorectal cancer incidence in younger adults. In addition, Kimmie Ng, MD, MPH, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, offers her insights on the rising rates of colorectal cancer in young adults. Then, we turn to a report on the relationship between androgen-deprivation therapy and rates of Alzheimer disease and dementia in elderly patients with prostate cancer.
This week, we discuss long-term results from an extended analysis of the National Lung Screening Trial, and Dr. James Mulshine of Rush University offers his thoughts on these findings. We also review a report on radioactive iodine treatment for hyperthyroidism and long-term risk of death from solid cancers.
We discuss two studies on colorectal cancer that were presented at the ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer. We also talk about a recently published study on the prevalence of pain among cancer survivors in the U.S.
In this episode, The ASCO Post's Editor-in-Chief Dr. James Armitage talks about the International Conference on Malignant Lymphoma (ICML), which he attended recently in Lugano, Switzerland; in particular, Dr. Armitage shares insight from a workshop on bridging liquid biopsy into the management of patients with lymphoma. He also discusses two studies from the plenary session looking at the impact of adding lenalidomide to R-CHOP in the management of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.
Later in the podcast, we discuss findings from the PHARE trial on adjuvant trastuzumab dosing in HER2-positive breast cancer and we report two recent approvals by the FDA.
In this episode, we discuss news from the Annual Congress of the European Hematology Association in multiple myeloma, catch up on a study presented at ASCO on gastric cancer, and review a recently published paper on prostate cancer development in World Trade Center first responders.
In this episode, we discuss more news from the ASCO Annual Meeting, including findings from a study with relevance to surgical oncology, a summary of a study in HER2-positive breast cancer, and a third study on discrimination among hematology/oncology fellows. We also discuss two FDA approvals that took place in the past week.
In this episode, we discuss more news from the ASCO Annual Meeting, sharing interviews with experts on studies in pancreatic, urothelial, and cervical cancers. We’ll also tell you about a couple of new drug approvals announced this week by the FDA.
In this debut episode of The ASCO Post Podcast, experts in breast, prostate, and lung cancers and multiple myeloma provide clinical insights about selected studies presented at the recent ASCO Annual Meeting, plus news from the FDA.