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The Need for Solid Data During a Global Pandemic

The rapid outbreak of COVID-19 disease on a global scale found the community of clinicians and scientists largely unprepared to face the devastating effects of the pandemic. The stress on health-care systems revealed their weaknesses and brought about associated financial crises. Defining the...

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Giorgio V. Scagliotti, MD, PhD, on the Oncoming Waves of COVID-19: Italy’s Experience

Giorgio V. Scagliotti, MD, PhD, of the University of Turin, talks about the progression of COVID-19 through his community and how, in nursing homes, lack of experience dealing with a pandemic is fueling a third wave of the virus in Italy. Filmed April 15, 2020.

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Giorgio V. Scagliotti, MD, PhD, on the Ongoing Battle Against COVID-19: Update From Italy

Giorgio V. Scagliotti, MD, PhD, of the University of Turin, talks about the ways in which coronavirus reshaped Italian hospitals, mistakes made, and lessons learned. Filmed April 15, 2020.

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Continuous Coverage of COVID-19

The staff of The ASCO Post recognizes the steady flow of news on the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. Here, we've compiled a list of links to articles and resources on the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have a report you'd like to share, please e-mail it to us at editor@ascopost.com. Direct From ASCO:...

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WCLC 2018: Nintedanib Plus Pemetrexed/Cisplatin Does Not Improve PFS or OS in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma of Epithelioid Subtype

Findings from a recent study demonstrate that the triple angiokinase inhibitor nintedanib combined with standard-of-care pemetrexed (Alimta)/cisplatin does not impact progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) for patients with unresectable malignant pleural mesothelioma with...

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WCLC 2016: Phase II LUME-Meso Trial on Oral Nintedanib in Mesothelioma Demonstrates Meaningful Clinical Benefit

The LUME-Meso phase II trial in patients with unresectable malignant pleural mesothelioma met its primary endpoint of progression-free survival. The data, presented at the 17th IASLC World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) in Vienna (Abstract 4191 #OA22.02), showed nintedanib (Ofev) plus...

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Studies Confirm Ceritinib’s Benefit in ALK-Positive Patients

For patients with advanced non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) harboring the ALK gene rearrangement, ceritinib (Zykadia) provided longer progression-free survival than chemotherapy in patients previously treated with chemotherapy and crizotinib (Xalkori), but gastrointestinal toxicity was...

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Giorgio V. Scagliotti, MD, PhD, on ALK-Rearranged NSCLC: Results From the ASCEND-5 Trial (Italian Language Version)

Giorgio V. Scagliotti, MD, PhD, of the University of Torino, discusses in Italian study findings on ceritinib vs chemotherapy in patients with advanced ALK-rearranged non–small cell lung cancer previously treated with chemotherapy and crizotinib.

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Giorgio V. Scagliotti, MD, PhD, on ALK-Rearranged NSCLC: Results From the ASCEND-5 Trial

Giorgio V. Scagliotti, MD, PhD, of the University of Torino, discusses study findings on ceritinib vs chemotherapy in patients with advanced ALK-rearranged non-small cell lung cancer previously treated with chemotherapy and crizotinib. (Abstract LBA42)

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No Improvement in Overall Survival, Worse Toxicity with Motesanib Added to Chemotherapy in Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer

Two trials (E4599 and AVAiL) have suggested a benefit to adding the anti–vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) monoclonal antibody bevacizumab (Avastin) to chemotherapy in patients with advanced nonsquamous non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Bevacizumab acts by binding directly to circulating...

Expert Point of View: Giorgio V. Scagliotti, MD, PhD

Formal discussant Giorgio V. Scagliotti, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair of Medical Oncology at the University of Turin and San Luigi Hospital, Orbassano, Italy, tackled each of the studies presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) session on metastatic non–small cell lung cancer...

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