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Expert Point of View: Toni K. Choueiri, MD

At the Genitourinary Highlights session of the ASCO20 Virtual Scientific Program, Toni K. Choueiri, MD, Director of the Lank Center for Genitourinary Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, put these findings into perspective. “This is an important update. The initial publication was with ...

kidney cancer

Study Supports Pembrolizumab Plus Axitinib in Previously Untreated Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma

Extended analysis of the phase III KEYNOTE-426 study upholds pembrolizumab plus axitinib as a preferred front-line regimen over sunitinib in patients with advanced sporadic renal cell carcinoma.1 These updated results were presented at the ASCO20 Virtual Scientific Program by Elizabeth R. Plimack,...

Expert Point of View: David Wise, MD and Celestia S. “Tia” Higano, MD, FACP

“GnRH antagonists have several advantages over GnRH agonists,” explained David Wise, MD, of Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Health in New York. “There is no testosterone flare on initiation [as there is with leuprolide], no increase in cardiac toxicity, and faster onset of action. Currently ...

prostate cancer

Novel Androgen-Deprivation Therapy With Relugolix Causes Fewer Cardiac Events Than Leuprolide in Advanced Prostate Cancer

Men with prostate cancer on androgen-deprivation therapy are usually treated with leuprolide, a long-acting injectable luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) agonist requiring an every-3-month injection, but it may be possible for ADT to be delivered by a daily oral treatment, pending...

Expert Point of View: Taofeek Kunie Owonikoko, MD, PhD

Study discussant Taofeek Kunie Owonikoko, MD, PhD, Professor and Vice Chair of Hematology/Oncology, Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University, Atlanta, had praise for the design of KEYNOTE-604. He noted the adoption of the combination of pembrolizumab plus etoposide/platinum for the treatment of ...

lung cancer

First-Line Pembrolizumab Added to Standard Chemotherapy Improved Progression-Free Survival in Extensive-Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer

Pembrolizumab added to etoposide and platinum significantly improved progression-free survival compared with placebo and etoposide/platinum as first-line therapy in patients with newly diagnosed, extensive-stage small cell lung cancer (SCLC).1 These results from the randomized, double-blind, phase...

Expert Point of View: Scott N. Gettinger, MD

Discussant for the CheckMate 227 and CheckMate 9LA trials, Scott N. Gettinger, MD, of Yale Cancer Center in New Haven, Connecticut, said: “There is tremendous interest in lung cancer to combine nivolumab plus ipilimumab, driven by the melanoma experience. However, combinations of immunotherapy come ...

lung cancer

Positive Findings in NSCLC for First-Line Nivolumab Plus Ipilimumab With or Without Chemotherapy

It is becoming more challenging to select first-line therapy for advanced non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) for patients whose tumors have no EGFR or ALK alterations. The results of two different studies presented at the ASCO20 Virtual Scientific Program—CheckMate 227 and CheckMate 9LA—support the ...

multiple myeloma

Expert Point of View: Jesús G. Berdeja, MD

The importance of first-line therapy in multiple myeloma is that the first therapy typically achieves the most impact, and subsequent lines of therapy tend to be less effective, explained ENDURANCE study discussant Jesús G. Berdeja, MD, Director of Myeloma Research at the Sarah Cannon Research...

multiple myeloma

Carfilzomib Triplet Fails to Improve Outcomes vs Standard Bortezomib-Based Regimen in Newly Diagnosed Myeloma

For newly treated patients with standard- and intermediate-risk multiple myeloma who are not slated for immediate autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT), the triplet regimen of carfilzomib/lenalidomide/dexamethasone (KRd) failed to improve progression-free survival vs the current...

skin cancer
immunotherapy

Expert Point of View: Siwen Hu-Lieskovan, MD, PhD

Formal discussant of KEYNOTE-555, Siwen Hu-Lieskovan, MD, PhD, of Huntsman Cancer Institute, Salt Lake City, commented on the advantages of the new schedule. “Along with the promise of prolonged survival associated with checkpoint inhibitors, convenience, quality of life, and reducing health-care...

skin cancer
immunotherapy

KEYNOTE-555 Supports 6-Week Pembrolizumab Dosing Schedule in Melanoma

A less-frequent, more-convenient dosing schedule for pembrolizumab (400 mg every 6 weeks) was deemed safe and effective in patients with unresectable or metastatic melanoma, according to interim data from cohort B enrolled in the KEYNOTE-555 trial. These findings were presented at the 2020 Virtual...

breast cancer

Expert Point of View: Susan Domchek, MD, and Aditya Bardia, MD, MPH

“PARP inhibitors are a major advance in the treatment of BRCA1- and BRCA2-mutated tumors, including prostate, breast, ovarian, and pancreatic cancers,” said discussant Susan Domchek, MD, Director of the Basser Center for BRCA at Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center in Philadelphia. Nevertheless,...

breast cancer

Talazoparib Yields No Overall Survival Benefit in EMBRACA Trial Update

The poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase inhibitor talazoparib did not improve overall survival in women with metastatic HER2-negative breast cancer and mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, according to new results from the phase III EMBRACA trial presented at the 2020 American Association for Cancer...

solid tumors

Expert Point of View: David G. Huntsman, MD

Study discussant David G. Huntsman, MD, Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Contextual Genomics, noted the positive predictive value of DETECT-A was 19%, which increased to 41% with the addition of positron-emission tomography/computed tomography. He pointed out that most cancers detected by the...

solid tumors

Study Shows Blood Test Can Identify Multiple Cancers in Asymptomatic Women

A large, “first-of-its-kind” trial showed that a blood test could identify cancers in women with no history of cancer and who were asymptomatic. Of about 10,000 women enrolled in the study, 134 had positive results on blood screening; 26 of these women were found to have cancers. Conventional...

solid tumors

Expert Point of View: David G. Huntsman, MD

Discussant of the CCGA study, David Huntsman, MD, Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Contextual Genomics, said: “Screening is the peak [for the number of people who could benefit from early detection], but screening is the most challenging. It requires high sensitivity and specificity that is...

solid tumors

Study Finds Blood Test Detects Cancer and Tissue of Origin in Those With or Suspected to Have Cancer

A blood test based on cell-free DNA was able to detect cancer as well as the site of origin in patients with a clinical suspicion of cancer, according to results of the Circulating Cell-Free Genome Atlas (CCGA) study presented at the 2020 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Virtual...

leukemia
immunotherapy

Expert Point of View: Yvonne Chen, PhD, and Joseph Alvarnas, MD

Formal discussant Yvonne Chen, PhD, Associate Professor of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics at the University of California, Los Angeles, said the issue of toxicity was important, since high levels of toxicity were observed in this small group of five patients. “All five patients...

leukemia
immunotherapy

Off-the-Shelf CAR T-Cell Therapy Makes Inroads in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy known as TruUCAR GC027 may prove to be useful in the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) and potentially other hematologic malignancies. Preliminary results in a small number of patients...

prostate cancer

Expert Point of View: Scott T. Tagawa, MD, MS

Discussant Scott T. Tagawa, MD, MS, of Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, agreed that prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA)-targeted positron-emission tomography (PET) is the wave of the future, but data on long-term outcomes are needed, he said. “We are all aware of the deficiencies of imaging ...

prostate cancer

In Biochemically Recurrent Prostate Cancer, PSMA-Targeted PET/CT Imaging May Be Useful

Positron-emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) imaging with the prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA)-targeted radiotracer fluorine F-18 DCFPyL (PyL) successfully identified areas of occult metastasis in men with biochemically recurrent metastatic castration-resistant prostate...

Expert Point of View: Padmanee Sharma, MD, PhD

Discussant of the IMbassador250 trial, Padmanee Sharma, MD, PhD, of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, said: “These data indicate that neither anti–PD-1/PD-L1 monotherapy or the combination of anti–PD-1/PD-L1 with enzalutamide is likely to provide improved clinical benefit ...

prostate cancer

IMbassador250 Trial: No Survival Benefit With Atezolizumab and Enzalutamide in Metastatic Prostate Cancer

The addition of the checkpoint inhibitor atezolizumab to enzalutamide failed to improve overall survival compared with enzalutamide alone in men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer in the phase III IMbassador250 trial, according to results presented at the 2020 American Association ...

prostate cancer

Expert Point of View: Scott T. Tagawa, MD, MS

Discussant Scott T. Tagawa, MD, MS, of Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, congratulated Dr. Hofman and coauthors on this first randomized trial any PSMA-targeted therapy, and was cautiously optimistic about the targeted radioligand treatment being adopted as post-docetaxel therapy in men with...

prostate cancer

Lutetium-177–Labeled PSMA-617 Improves PSA Response in First Analysis From TheraP Trial in Metastatic Prostate Cancer

Initial results of the randomized phase II TheraP trial show that therapy directed to prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) with lutetium-177–labeled PSMA-617 (LuPSMA) significantly improved prostate-specific antigen (PSA) response compared with cabazitaxel in men with metastatic...

lung cancer

Expert Point of View: Lecia V. Sequist, MD

Lecia V. Sequist, MD, who was not involved in the ADAURA study, said this would be a practice-changing study. Dr. Sequist is the Landry Family Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Center for Innovation in Early Cancer Detection at Massachusetts General Hospital....

lung cancer

Adjuvant Osimertinib in Early-Stage EGFR-Positive NSCLC

Adjuvant osimertinib significantly improved disease-free survival compared with placebo in patients with stage IB to IIIA ­EGFR-mutated non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who underwent complete resection of primary tumor and received chemotherapy if indicated. These results from the first interim...

bladder cancer
immunotherapy

Expert Point of View: Jonathan E. Rosenberg, MD

“These data are solid, showing a 7-month improvement in overall survival in patients with stable disease or better after first-line chemotherapy. This is roughly a 50% improvement in survival, which is clinically meaningful. Also, progression-free survival was significantly increased with...

bladder cancer
immunotherapy

Maintenance Avelumab Improves Survival in Advanced Bladder Cancer

Maintenance therapy with avelu­mab and best supportive care significantly prolonged overall survival vs best supportive care alone in patients with advanced urothelial carcinoma that did not progress on first-line platinum-based chemotherapy, according to an interim analysis of the phase III...

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...

covid-19

Evolving Insights Into COVID-19 and Cancer Care

Pulling together the 2020 American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) Virtual Annual Meeting in less than 1 month was a Herculean task, and an important component was producing a session on COVID-19 and cancer care. This special session involved researchers from the front lines of the pandemic...

breast cancer
immunotherapy

Expert Point of View: Pamela N. Munster, MD

Formal I-SPY 2 trial discussant, Pamela N. Munster, MD, Professor in the Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, found the study promising but said confirmatory trials are needed. “What we know so far in preoperative therapy for breast cancer is that pathologic complete...

geriatric oncology

Expert Point of View: William Dale, MD, PhD

"We have known for a long time, based on good evidence, that geriatric assessment is good at accurately identifying patients at high risk for chemotherapy-induced toxicity, surgical complications, and increased hospitalizations. This study adds an intervention component based on the geriatric...

geriatric oncology

Geriatrician Assessment and Integrated Care May Help Older Patients as Well as the Health-Care System

A full geriatric assessment and geriatrician-led multidisciplinary care improved the quality of life of patients aged 70 and older undergoing chemotherapy, targeted therapy, or immunotherapy, according to results of a prospective, randomized, controlled, open-label trial, reported in a press...

skin cancer

Expert Point of View: Charles L. Sawyers, MD

Charles L. Sawyers, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, commented on the SWOG S1320 study presented at the 2020 American Association for Cancer Research Virtual Annual Meeting. “Intermittent therapy is standard with chemotherapy due to toxicity, but targeted therapies...

skin cancer

AACR 2020: Continuous Dosing of Dabrafenib Plus Trametinib Improves Progression-Free Survival vs Intermittent Dosing in Advanced Melanoma

Continuous dosing with dabrafenib and trametinib improved progression-free survival in patients with BRAF-mutated advanced melanoma compared with an intermittent-dosing strategy, according to results of the phase II SWOG S1320 randomized trial reported at the opening Plenary Session of the 2020...

hematologic malignancies
leukemia
lymphoma
multiple myeloma
myelodysplastic syndromes
immunotherapy

Highlights From ASH 2019 Included New Data in Leukemia, Lymphoma, Myeloma, and Myelodysplastic Syndromes

The 2019 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting & Exposition featured a cornucopia of sessions. It was impossible to attend all the lectures, symposia, oral presentations, poster presentations, and special events because many were concurrent. Below, we have selected some...

skin cancer
immunotherapy

Expert Point of View: Charles Sawyers, MD

“The hypothesis of combining kinase inhibitors with checkpoint inhibitors could be a fantastic idea,” said formal study discussant Charles Sawyers, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York. “This trial [IMspire150] is positive, and that is great news. Triple therapy is superior to...

skin cancer
immunotherapy

AACR 2020: Triplet Regimen Improves Progression-Free Survival in Advanced Melanoma in IMspire150 Trial

The addition of the checkpoint inhibitor atezolizumab to two targeted therapies (the BRAF inhibitor vemurafenib and the MEK inhibitor cobimetinib) as initial therapy improved outcomes compared with the two targeted therapies plus placebo in patients with newly diagnosed BRAF V600E/K–mutant advanced ...

immunotherapy
covid-19

Negotiating the Obstacles to Conducting Clinical Trials of Immunotherapy During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is perhaps the biggest challenge health-care systems have ever had to face. As part of a series of interviews The ASCO Post is conducting with oncologists, we talked with Charles G. Drake, MD, PhD, about the impact of COVID-19 on his practice and on the conduct...

breast cancer
immunotherapy

AACR 2020: I-SPY2 Trial: Durvalumab/Olaparib/Paclitaxel ‘Graduates’ in HER2-Negative Breast Cancer

The I-SPY2 trial found that the combination of the checkpoint inhibitor durvalumab, the PARP inhibitor olaparib, and the taxane paclitaxel followed by doxorubicin/cyclophosphamide as neoadjuvant therapy improved pathologic complete responses vs paclitaxel followed by doxorubicin/cyclophosphamide...

prostate cancer

Expert Point of View: Dana E. Rathkopf, MD

Study discussant Dana E. Rathkopf, MD, Director of Clinical Research, Prostate Cancer, at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, began her presentation by noting that the “complicated” landscape of metastatic prostate cancer can be approached like a chess game. She used a chess analogy...

prostate cancer

Upfront Apalutamide Delays Time to Second Progression in Metastatic Castration-Sensitive Prostate Cancer

The addition of apalutamide to androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) reduced the risk of second disease progression or death (PFS2) by 34% vs ADT alone in patients with metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer, in a post hoc analysis of the phase III TITAN trial presented at the 2020...

prostate cancer
bladder cancer
kidney cancer
immunotherapy

Brief Highlights on Novel Therapies for Prostate, Bladder, and Kidney Cancers

Attendees gathered at the 2020 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium in San Francisco to hear the latest news about treating patients with cancers of the prostate, bladder, kidneys, and testicles. In addition to the comprehensive coverage of the meeting in The ASCO Post, here are some brief highlights...

kidney cancer
immunotherapy

Adding Radiotherapy to Immunotherapy in Renal Cell Carcinoma: Studies Find Mixed Results

Despite recent enthusiasm for combining stereotactic body radiation therapy with immunotherapy in renal cell carcinoma, two preliminary studies presented at the 2020 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium suggest that it may not be the best path forward. In one study, the combination of nivolumab plus...

bladder cancer
immunotherapy

Expert Point of View: Philip J. Saylor, MD

Philip J. Saylor, MD, Attending Physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, Boston, commented on this study. “The results that were presented are clearly exciting and cause us to look forward to a likely phase III study of this strategy. The high...

bladder cancer
immunotherapy

Early Data Show Activity for Enfortumab Vedotin Plus Pembrolizumab in Advanced Bladder Cancer

It may be possible to use a platinum-free combination as first-line treatment for advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma in cisplatin-ineligible patients, if results of the phase Ib/II EV-103 trial hold up. The combination of the newly approved antibody-drug conjugate (enfortumab vedotin) and...

prostate cancer

Expert Point of View: Charles G. Drake, MD, PhD

“This is a great study. It is one of the largest series of prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) scans and covers many patient scenarios, including initial staging, restaging after surgery or radiation or hormonal therapy, and re-imaging in advanced disease,” said Charles G. Drake, MD, PhD, a...

prostate cancer

PSMA PET/CT May Have Major Impact on Treatment of Patients With Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer experts speaking at the 2020 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium alluded to the fact that prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) positron-emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) scanning is more sensitive than conventional imaging for the detection of occult lesions in men ...

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