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colorectal cancer

Impact of Consensus Molecular Subtype on Outcome in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

In a study reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Innocenti et al found that consensus molecular subtype of colorectal cancers was highly prognostic for outcomes in patients receiving first-line treatment for advanced disease in the phase III CALGB/SWOG 80405/Alliance trial. CALGB/SWOG...

pancreatic cancer

Heinz-Josef Lenz, MD, on Pancreatic Cancer Tumor Profiling and Treatment Response: Results From the COMPASS Trial

Heinz-Josef Lenz, MD, discusses molecular profiling and response to chemotherapy in the COMPASS study, which was designed to evaluate the feasibility of using genomic sequencing in pancreatic cancer care (Abstract 188).

hepatobiliary cancer

Heinz-Josef Lenz, MD, on BRAF V600E–Mutated Biliary Tract Cancer: Results From the ROAR Basket Trial

Heinz-Josef Lenz, MD, of the University of Southern California Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses the efficacy and safety of dabrafenib and trametinib in patients with BRAF V600E–mutated biliary tract cancer (Abstract 187).

gastrointestinal cancer
colorectal cancer
immunotherapy

First-Line Immunotherapy Shows Benefit in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Subset

In previously untreated patients with metastatic colorectal cancer and tumors demonstrating microsatellite instability–high (MSI-high) or mismatch repair deficiency (dMMR), immunotherapy with nivolumab (Opdivo) and low-dose ipilimumab (Yervoy) produced a durable clinical benefit in the...

colorectal cancer
immunotherapy

ESMO 2018: CheckMate-142 Reports New Data on First-Line Nivolumab Plus Low-Dose Ipilimumab in MSI-H/dMMR Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

The combination of nivolumab (Opdivo) and low-dose ipilimumab (Yervoy) could become a new first-line treatment in patients with microsatellite instability–high (MSI-H), mismatch repair–deficient (dMMR) metastatic colorectal cancer, following results from the CheckMate-142 trial reported ...

colorectal cancer
immunotherapy

FDA Approves Nivolumab Plus Low-Dose Ipilimumab for Second-Line Treatment of MSI-H/dMMR Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved  nivolumab (Opdivo) plus low-dose ipilimumab (Yervoy) for the treatment of adult and pediatric patients aged 12 years and older with microsatellite instability–high (MSI-H) or mismatch repair–deficient (dMMR)...

colorectal cancer

FDA Approves Nivolumab in MSI-H or dMMR Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved nivolumab (Opdivo) injection for intravenous use for the treatment of adult and pediatric (12 years and older) patients with microsatellite instability–high (MSI-H) or mismatch repair deficient (dMMR) metastatic colorectal cancer...

gastrointestinal cancer

Expert Point of View: Heinz-Josef Lenz, MD

Heinz-Josef Lenz, MD, of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, said the results of the ONO-4538 trial were impressive in light of this challenging patient population. “You see a significant benefit in a highly refractory gastric cancer population,” he said. Dr. Lenz cautioned:...

colorectal cancer

Heinz-Josef Lenz, MD, on Colon Cancer: Sidedness and Treatment Update

Heinz-Josef Lenz, MD, of the University of Southern California Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses the importance of tumor location, and its implications for treatment, in right-sided and left-sided metastatic colon cancer.

2016 ASCO Annual Meeting Planning Committees

The ASCO Annual Meeting highlights the latest research and treatment advances in oncology, with nearly 30,000 oncology professionals attending each year. ASCO wishes to acknowledge the volunteers on this year’s Cancer Education and Scientific Program Committees and thank them for their time and...

colorectal cancer

Heinz-Josef Lenz, MD, and Marc Ychou, MD, on Treating mCRC With Initially Nonresectable Liver Metastases

Heinz-Josef Lenz, MD, of the University of Southern California, and Marc Ychou, MD, of the Centre Régional de Lutte Contre Le Cancer, discuss study findings on FOLFIRINOX combined with targeted therapy according to RAS status for colorectal cancer patients with initially nonresectable liver...

neuroendocrine tumors

Heinz-Josef Lenz, MD, and Jonathan R. Strosberg, MD, on the NETTER-1 Trial for Midgut Neuroendocrine Tumors

Heinz-Josef Lenz, MD, of the University of Southern California, and Jonathan R. Strosberg, MD, of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, discuss efficacy and safety results in patients with midgut neuroendocrine tumors treated with lutetium Lu-177 dotatate (Abstract 4005).

colorectal cancer

Studies Evaluate Bevacizumab-Containing Regimens in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

Two trials reported at the 2016 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium evaluated bevacizumab (Avastin)-containing regimens in the first-line treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer and supported some, but not all, previous findings. The STEAM trial found some numerical differences but no...

colorectal cancer

Heinz-Josef Lenz, MD, on Metastatic Colorectal Cancer: Results of the MAVERICC Study (German Language Version)

Heinz-Josef Lenz, MD, of the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses in German the findings of this phase II study of mFOLFOX6/bevacizumab vs FOLFIRI/bevacizumab with biomarker stratification in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (Abstract 493).

colorectal cancer

Heinz-Josef Lenz, MD, on Metastatic Colorectal Cancer: Results of the MAVERICC Study

Heinz-Josef Lenz, MD, of the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses the findings of this phase II study of mFOLFOX6/bevacizumab vs FOLFIRI/bevacizumab with biomarker stratification in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (Abstract 493). To view the German language version of this...

colorectal cancer

All-RAS Testing in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer: Just the First Step

Now that clinicians know to “think beyond KRAS” in metastatic colorectal cancer—and test for all RAS mutations, not just those in exon 2—it seems this is still not sufficient for selecting the best drugs. At the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2014 Congress in Madrid, a proffered paper ...

colorectal cancer

Left-Sided Primary Tumor Location More Common and Associated With Better Survival in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

In a study reported in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Loupakis et al found that most treatment-naive patients with metastatic colorectal cancer had left-sided primary tumor location and that left-sided tumor location was associated with improved overall survival. Study Details The...

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