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Jennifer C. King, PhD, Named CSO of GO2 Foundation

GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer (GO2 Foundation) has promoted Jennifer C. King, PhD, to the role of Chief Scientific Officer. In her new position, Dr. King will be responsible for leading scientific and research priorities for a global patient advocacy group dedicated to saving, extending, and...

cns cancers
covid-19

Brain Cancer Prepared Me for the Isolation and Uncertainty of the COVID-19 Pandemic

The symptoms of low-grade oligodendroglioma first appeared in the summer of 2003, when I was 12, but they were vague enough—mild headaches and occasional weird sensations on my right side—to ignore. In the fall, I tripped and fell during a game of rollerblade hockey with my classmates and started...

The Arc of Therapy—From Cure to Humbling Legacy

The ASCO Post is pleased to reproduce installments of Art of Oncology as published previously in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. These articles focus on the experience of suffering from cancer or of caring for people diagnosed with cancer, and they include narratives, topical essays, historical...

covid-19

COVID-19 Evidence Accelerator Leverages Real-World Data

The Reagan-Udall Foundation for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in collaboration with Friends of Cancer Research recently announced the COVID-19 Evidence Accelerator, an expansive public-private partnership combining the efforts of academic, government, and private sector organizations...

Researcher and Leader in Cancer Center Administration, John W. Yarbro, MD, PhD, Dies at 88

Most who leave a mark in life are noted for a single contribution; few are remembered for the breadth of their contributions. Such a man was John W. Yarbro, MD, PhD, who, near the end of his rich life, stepped foot on Antarctica, completing his desire to have visited all of the world’s seven...

issues in oncology

What Have I Learned in More Than Half a Century in Cancer Medicine?

My journey in cancer medicine started in June 1968, when I traveled from Lebanon to New York to begin my fellowship in medical oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Since then, and on a daily basis, I have been actively engaged in the treatment of patients with cancer and in cancer...

The Story of Three Patients With Leukemia

The human drama within the oncology world is a never-ending story of triumph, tragedy, and all of the valiant efforts and human emotions in between. The doctor-patient relationship in oncology is deeper and longer than in most medical specialties due to the life-and-death stakes at play after a...

Ancestry and Molecular Makeup of Cancer Evaluated in New Study

A new study by researchers from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Genome Analysis Network, a collaborative group with investigators in the United States, Canada and Europe, provides the most comprehensive look to date at the effect of ancestry on the molecular makeup of normal and...

Artificial Blood Substitute

The text and photograph here are excerpted from a four-volume series of books titled Oncology: Tumors & Treatment, A Photographic History, The Radium Era: 1916–1945 by Stanley B. Burns, MD, FACS, and Elizabeth A. Burns. The photograph appears courtesy of Stanley B. Burns, MD, and The Burns...

gynecologic cancers
covid-19

Gynecologic Oncologist Describes His New Normal in a New York Hospital

During the COVID-19 pandemic, The ASCO Post will be interviewing oncologists on how they and their centers are dealing with the crisis. Here, we speak with Alexander Melamed, MD, MPH, a gynecologic oncologist and Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia...

covid-19

NIH Begins ­Clinical Trial of Combination Regimen to Treat COVID-19

A clinical trial has begun to evaluate whether the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, given together with the antibiotic azithromycin, can prevent hospitalization and death from COVID-19. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health...

Indiana University Researcher Receives $1.6 Million NCI Grant for Multiple Myeloma

G. David Roodman, MD, PhD, of Indiana University (IU) Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been awarded a 5-year, $1.6 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to study ways to build bone and decrease tumor growth in multiple myeloma bone disease. Dr. Roodman is...

American Academy of Arts & Sciences Inducts Members of Class of 2020

The American Academy of Arts & Sciences recently announced its newest members, with the election of 276 artists, scholars, scientists, and leaders in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors. Among those inducted were numerous researchers and scientists involved in the care of patients with...

covid-19

Novel Imaging Application Illuminates Processes in Cancer, COVID-19

Medical images for a wide range of diseases, including COVID-19, can now be more easily viewed, compared, and analyzed using a Web-based imaging platform developed by Massachusetts General Hospital and collaborating researchers. The Open Health Imaging Foundation (OHIF) Web viewer was originally...

immunotherapy
covid-19

Roswell Park Investigators Study Immunotherapy Combination in Patients With Cancer Infected With COVID-19

A clinical trial investigating a two-drug immunotherapy combination will soon be available to patients with cancer infected with COVID-19 at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized clinical researchers at the center to conduct...

leukemia
covid-19

Treating Patients With Leukemia During the COVID-19 Era at MD Anderson Cancer Center

As part of a series of interviews with cancer experts during the COVID-19 pandemic, The ASCO Post spoke with Hagop Kantarjian, MD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Leukemia at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, about the impact of the pandemic on treatment of...

ECOG-ACRIN Conducts Smoking Cessation Study in Patients With Cancer

During the outbreak of the coronavirus disease, patients with cancer are at high risk of severe respiratory illness from infection because cancer and its treatments weaken their immune systems. Patients who smoke may be even more immunocompromised and at greater risk of COVID-19. A research study...

covid-19

NIH Aims to Quantify Undetected Cases of Coronavirus Infection

A new study has begun recruiting at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, to determine how many adults in the United States without a confirmed history of infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, have antibodies to the virus. The presence of antibodies in...

OneOncology Names Jeff Patton, MD, Chief Executive Officer

Jeff Patton, MD, has been named Chief Executive Officer of OneOncology, a national partnership of independent community oncologists. Dr. Patton has been Acting Chief Executive Officer and President of Physician Services since February. Dr. Patton will continue as Executive Chairman of the Board of ...

Melanoma Research Alliance Announces $11 Million for Grant Awards

In recognition of Melanoma Awareness Month, the Melanoma Research Alliance has announced funding for 26 research awards, totaling $10.9 million. These grant awards are made possible through the significant contributions of individuals, families, institutions, and corporate allies. The 26 awards...

Robert Bona, MD, Named Director of Benign Hematology Program at Yale Cancer Center Smilow Cancer Hospital

Yale Cancer Center has announced the appointment of Robert Bona, MD, as Professor of Medicine (Hematology) and inaugural Director of the Benign Hematology Program at Smilow Cancer Hospital. He will also join as Medical Director of the Hemophilia Treatment Center for the Pediatric Hematology &...

cns cancers

Despites Advances, Treatment-Related Sequelae Remain Problematic in Pediatric Neuro-oncology

The management of pediatric brain and spinal cord tumors is extremely complex, as are the survivorship issues in this highly vulnerable patient population. To shed light on the current clinical reality in this setting, The ASCO Post recently spoke with Katherine E. Warren, MD, an internationally...

Being Interviewed on Zoom? Here Are Some Professional Tips

You’ve agreed to be interviewed on Zoom. If you’re like most people, the technology itself isn’t a barrier. (And if it is, you can consult our step-by-step guide to using Zoom at https://bit.ly/2yxcTN0.) However, you might be less sure about what you can do to make the best impression (and the most ...

Martin F. Dietrich, MD, PhD, Joins Florida Cancer Institute

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute of Lake Mary, Florida has announced that medical oncologist Martin F. Dietrich, MD, PhD, has joined the cancer specialty group. Dr. Dietrich is Board-certified in internal medicine and medical oncology. In his clinical practice, he addresses all...

Moffitt Appoints John Cleveland, PhD, as New Director

The Moffitt Cancer Center has announced the appointment of John Cleveland, PhD, as Center Director and Executive Vice President of the Tampa-based, National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center. Dr. Cleveland joined Moffitt in 2014 as Associate Center Director of Basic...

covid-19

How the COVID-19 Pandemic Is Propelling the Delivery of Home Care for Patients With Cancer

In 2019, the Penn Center for Cancer Care Innovation at the University of Pennsylvania’s Abramson Cancer Center began planning a demonstration program, called Cancer Care at Home, to broaden the delivery of oncology treatments to patients in the home setting. The existing services offered by Penn...

Yale Cancer Center Announces Hematology Leadership Appointments

The Yale Cancer Center has announced the appointments of Thomas Prebet, MD, PhD, as Disease Aligned Research Team (DART) Leader for Myeloid Malignancies and Amer Zeidan, MBBS, as Director of the Hematology Early Therapeutics Program. In these new roles, Drs. Prebet and Zeidan will work closely with ...

City of Hope Welcomes Stanley Hamilton, MD, and Alexey Danilov, MD, PhD

City of Hope has announced the addition of pathologist Stanley Hamilton, MD, and researcher Alexey Danilov, MD, PhD, to the National Medical Center in Duarte, California. Dr. Hamilton is a recognized leader in pathology who helped develop pathology and laboratory medicine into a world-class...

Breast Surgeon Eric A. Brown, MD, FACS, Joins Staff at Karmanos Cancer Institute

The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute recently announced that breast surgeon Eric A. Brown, MD, FACS, has joined its medical team. Board-certified in general surgery and breast ultrasound, Dr. Brown will serve as co-leader of the Breast Cancer Multidisciplinary Team, alongside Michael Simon,...

issues in oncology

ASCO’s President-Elect Aims to Ensure Equitable Cancer Care for Every Patient

The desire to pursue a career in medicine took root when Lori J. Pierce, MD, FASTRO, FASCO, was a young child visiting family in segregated Ahoskie, North Carolina. She witnessed firsthand the impact the town’s lone African American family physician had on the community. When it came time to...

AACR Virtual Annual Meeting I Draws Over 61,000 Registrants

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) announced that its first-ever Virtual Annual Meeting attracted a vast worldwide audience, with more than 61,000 registrants from 140 countries. Held April 27 and 28, the 2-day meeting featured practice-changing clinical trials, innovative basic...

gynecologic cancers

Expert Point of View: Shannon N. Westin, MD, MPH, FACOG and Alexander Melamed, MD, MPH

Discussant of the abstract on the WEE1 inhibitor adavosertib, Shannon N. Westin, MD, MPH, FACOG, Associate Professor and clinical investigator at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, called the interaction between P53 and WEE1 an “opportunity for synthetic lethality.” She continued:...

issues in oncology
covid-19

Overcoming the Challenges of Presenting the ASCO Annual Meeting During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As the worldwide cases of the coronavirus started to mount in February and March, medical societies and organizations monitoring the escalating COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on international and domestic travel made the difficult decision to postpone or cancel their scientific conferences. On...

issues in oncology

United Against Cancer to Accelerate Progress for Patients

When I chose my Presidential theme for the 2020 ASCO Annual Meeting, “Unite and Conquer: Accelerating Progress Together,” in early 2019, I never imagined it would take on a new meaning 12 months later. The world is grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic, and, even as we practice social distancing, I...

bladder cancer
immunotherapy

Metastatic Urothelial Cancer: A Conversation on State-of-the-Art Treatment Before the ASCO20 Virtual Scientific Program

As Thomas Powles, MD, PhD, of Queen Mary University of London, prepares to deliver his late-breaking presentation at the ASCO20 Virtual Scientific Program (LBA-1), he talks with Christopher Sweeney, MBBS, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, about current therapy: PD1/PDL1 inhibition in second-line...

covid-19

ASTRO Survey Finds Fewer Patients Visiting Radiation Oncology Clinics, Despite Enhanced COVID-19 Safety Measures

Despite facing challenges such as limited access to personal protective equipment (PPE) following the COVID-19 outbreak, radiation oncology clinics quickly implemented safety and process enhancements that allowed them to continue caring for patients, according to a new national survey conducted by...

gynecologic cancers

Prevalence of Endosalpingiosis and Association With Ovarian Cancer

Over the last decade, researchers have become concerned about a possible link between a benign gynecologic lesion called endosalpingiosis and ovarian cancer. However, using a diagnostic method typically reserved for specimens suspected of being cancerous, a team has found the prevalence of...

issues in oncology

Exposure to Fine Particulate Matter May Increase Mortality Among Pediatric and AYA Patients With Certain Cancers

An analysis of nearly 16,000 pediatric and adolescent/young adult (AYA) patients with cancer in Utah revealed that exposure to fine particulate matter was associated with increased mortality at 5 and 10 years after diagnosis of certain cancers, according to a study published by Ou et al in Cancer...

covid-19

Lessons Learned on Rotation at COVID-19 Inpatient Service at New York City Hospital

AS I WRITE TO YOU, I am happy to report I have just completed a 7-day rotation at the COVID-19 inpatient service at my hospital in New York City! Overall, it was a positive experience, despite the occasional sad and scary moments. I left the service feeling uplifted and fulfilled. I am glad to have ...

lung cancer
genomics/genetics

Germline Genetic Variants in ATM and Lung Cancer Susceptibility

An international consortium of researchers has identified a mutation involved in a person’s susceptibility to lung cancer. This variant could help identify certain populations at greater risk for lung cancer, according to results reported by Ji et al in Nature Communications. ATM Variant Their...

skin cancer

Antihistamines May Improve Survival Among Patients With Malignant Melanoma

In a research letter published by Fritz et al in the journal Allergy, researchers reported that the common allergy medications desloratadine and loratadine may be associated with improved survival in patients with malignant melanoma. “Previous studies have shown that the same antihistamines have...

covid-19

ASCO Special Report Provides Guidance to Oncology Practices on Resuming Cancer Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic

ASCO has released the ASCO Special Report: A Guide to Cancer Care Delivery During the COVID-19 Pandemic, which provides detailed guidance to oncology practices on the immediate and short-term steps that could be taken to help protect the safety of patients and health-care staff before resuming more ...

prostate cancer
covid-19

Do Men Treated With ADT for Prostate Cancer Have a Lower Risk of Acquiring COVID-19?

A study of 4,532 men in the Veneto region of Italy has found that those who were being treated for prostate cancer with androgen-deprivation therapies (ADT) were less likely to develop COVID-19, and if they were infected, their disease tended to be less severe. This research was published by...

prostate cancer

FDA Approves Olaparib for HRR Gene–Mutated Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

On May 19, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved olaparib (Lynparza) for adult patients with deleterious or suspected deleterious germline or somatic homologous recombination repair (HRR) gene–mutated metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer who have had disease progression...

bladder cancer

Low-Intensity Surveillance as an Option for Some Patients With Non–Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer

Low-intensity cystoscopic surveillance may be a viable option for patients with high-risk, non–muscle invasive bladder cancer, according to data from a paper presented to the media during a special session moderated by the American Urological Association (AUA) on May 15. The research was also...

lung cancer
immunotherapy

FDA Approves Atezolizumab for the First-Line Treatment of Patients With Metastatic NSCLC and High PD-L1 Expression

On May 18, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved atezolizumab (Tecentriq) for the first-line treatment of adult patients with metastatic non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors have high programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1) expression (PD-L1 stained ≥ 50% of tumor cells or...

hepatobiliary cancer

Andrew X. Zhu, MD, PhD, on Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Atezolizumab Combined With Bevacizumab

Andrew X. Zhu, MD, PhD, of Massachusetts General Hospital, discusses an exploratory analysis seeking to identify tumor-based molecular biomarkers that may be associated with clinical response or resistance to the combination treatment of atezolizumab and bevacizumab in patients with advanced...

lung cancer
immunotherapy

Qi Liu, PhD, on NSCLC: Pneumonitis, Immunotherapy, and Chemotherapy

Qi Liu, PhD, of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, discusses data that suggest that patients with advanced non–small cell lung cancer who had a past medical history of pneumonitis were more likely to experience treatment-associated pneumonitis in response to immune checkpoint inhibitors or...

gastrointestinal cancer
lung cancer
leukemia
hepatobiliary cancer
kidney cancer
immunotherapy

FDA Pipeline: Two Breakthrough Therapy Designations for Fam-Trastuzumab Deruxtecan-nxki, and More

Over the past few weeks, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy designations for an antibody-drug conjugate in the treatment of gastric and lung cancers. The Agency has also issued Orphan Drug designations for agents being investigated in chronic myeloid...

prostate cancer

FDA Approves Rucaparib in BRCA-Mutated Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

On May 15, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval to rucaparib (Rubraca) for patients with deleterious BRCA mutation (germline and/or somatic)-associated metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer who have been treated with androgen receptor–directed therapy...

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