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ASCO, Conquer Cancer Congratulate 2019 Grant and Award Recipients

Conquer Cancer®, the ASCO Foundation, presented more than $7 million in grants and awards to exceptional oncology researchers at the 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting. ASCO and Conquer Cancer congratulate the recipients and offer their profound thanks to those who generously supported these awards. Visit...

hematologic malignancies
lymphoma

AUGMENT Trial: Addition of Lenalidomide to Rituximab in Relapsed or Refractory Indolent Lymphoma

In the phase III AUGMENT trial, reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, John P. Leonard, MD, of Meyer Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, and colleagues found that the addition of lenalidomide to rituximab significantly prolonged progression-free survival...

lymphoma
immunotherapy

AUGMENT: Addition of Lenalidomide to Rituximab in Relapsed or Refractory Indolent Lymphoma

In the phase III AUGMENT trial reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Leonard et al found that the addition of lenalidomide to rituximab significantly prolonged progression-free survival in patients with relapsed or refractory indolent lymphoma. Study Details The double-blind trial...

lymphoma

John P. Leonard, MD, on NHL: Results From the AUGMENT Trial

John P. Leonard, MD, of Weill Cornell Medicine/Cornell University, discusses phase III findings on lenalidomide plus rituximab vs rituximab plus placebo for people with relapsed or refractory indolent non-Hodgkin lymphoma (Abstract 445).

ASCO, Conquer Cancer Congratulate 2018 Grant and Award Recipients

ASCO’s Conquer Cancer Foundation presented more than $7.3 million in grants and awards to exceptional oncology researchers at the 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting. ASCO and Conquer Cancer congratulate the recipients and offer their profound thanks to those who generously supported these awards. Visit...

issues in oncology
cost of care

Tackling the High Cost of Cancer Care

AT THE 2017 ASCO ANNUAL MEETING, the leaders of the newly formed Value in Cancer Care Consortium (vi3c; vi3c.org) met to discuss the group’s plan to study how to improve the affordability of cancer drugs and make them more accessible to patients. The goal of the Value in Cancer Care Consortium is...

Journal of Clinical Oncology Literature Update

STAYING UP-TO-DATE in the fast-paced world of oncology literature is a daunting task at best. To assist with that task, The ASCO Post has assembled an assortment of studies recently published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.  Sorafenib Dosing and Outcomes in Hepatocellular Cancer  IN A...

lymphoma

Addition of Bortezomib to R-CHOP in Non–Germinal Center B-Cell–Like Lymphoma

A phase II trial reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology by Leonard et al showed no significant progression-free survival benefit of adding bortezomib (Velcade) to R-CHOP (rituximab [Rituxan], cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone) in previously untreated patients with...

ASCO, CCF Congratulate 2017 Grant and Award Recipients

The Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO (CCF) presented more than $6.3 million in grants and awards to 247 promising oncology researchers at the 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting. CCF and ASCO congratulate the recipients on their contributions to the field of oncology and offer their profound thanks to the...

lymphoma

Expert Point of View: Brad S. Kahl, MD

Speaking about the GALLIUM study in the ASH News Daily, Brad S. Kahl, MD, of Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, commented, “It is a potentially practice-changing study that clearly shows an 8% absolute improvement in progression-free survival at 2 years for the patients getting...

ASCO, Conquer Cancer Foundation Congratulate 2016 Grant and Award Recipients

The Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO (CCF) presented more than $6.1 million in grants and awards to nearly 250 promising oncology researchers at the 2016 ASCO Annual Meeting. The Conquer Cancer Foundation and ASCO congratulate the recipients on their contributions to the field of oncology and...

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...

issues in oncology

Symposium Focuses on Policy Issues in Personalized Cancer Care

“What is the biggest barrier to progress in personalized medicine?” asked moderator Anna Barker, PhD, leading a panel discussion at a recent meeting convened by the Washington-based advocacy group, the Personalized Medicine Coalition, with the American Association for Cancer Research and Feinstein...

lymphoma

John P. Leonard, MD, Leads NCI's Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Lymphoma Committee

John P. Leonard, MD, a hematology and oncology expert specializing in the treatment of lymphomas at Weill Cornell Medical College, has been named Chair of the Lymphoma Committee for the National Cancer Institute (NCI)-sponsored group, the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology. Dr. Leonard is the ...

lymphoma

B-cell Receptor Signaling Inhibitors Moving Forward in Lymphoma 

Though still in early-phase studies, novel B-cell receptor signaling inhibitors look very promising for the treatment of lymphoma, according to reports from the 2013 ASCO Annual Meeting. Idelalisib in Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma In non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), idelalisib looked impressive as both a single...

Richard Pazdur, MD, and Anthony S. Fauci, MD, Included in Fortune’s List of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders

Richard Pazdur, MD, Director of the Office of Oncology and Hematology Products at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was named one of the world’s 50 greatest leaders by Fortune Magazine. The list also included names such as Pope Francis, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Chief Justice of the United...

issues in oncology

Taking the Trauma Out of Cancer Care for Children and Adolescents

Getting a cancer diagnosis and going through treatment are difficult for patients of any age, but the experience can be especially traumatizing for the nearly 16,000 infants, children, and adolescents diagnosed each year with cancer,1 especially during the early days of treatment. Young cancer...

A Tribute to James F. Holland, MD, in Celebration of His 90th Birthday

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. —Theodore Roosevelt   Longevity, in and of itself, is not an accomplishment. Luck and good genes are just human lottery tickets. Most people fortunate enough to live long lives have a productive sweet ...

ASCO, Conquer Cancer Foundation Congratulate 2015 Grant and Award Recipients

The Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO presented more than $6.7 million in grants and awards to more than 200 promising oncology researchers at the 2015 ASCO Annual Meeting. The Conquer Cancer Foundation and ASCO congratulate the recipients on their contributions to the field of oncology and offer...

Cancer Researchers and Clinicians Elected as 2015 AAAS Fellows

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Council elected 347 fellows for 2015, in recognition of their contributions to innovation, education, and scientific leadership. The tradition of electing AAAS fellows began in 1874 to recognize members for their scientifically or...

lymphoma

John Leonard, MD, on DLBCL: Results From the Pyramid Trial

John Leonard, MD, of Weill Cornell Medical College, discusses this phase II study of R-CHOP with or without bortezomib in patients with untreated non-germinal center B-cell-like subtype diffuse large cell lymphoma (Abstract 811).

lymphoma

Phase II Trial Shows Greater Activity With Lenalidomide/Rituximab vs Lenalidomide in Recurrent Follicular Lymphoma

In a phase II trial (Cancer and Leukemia Group B 50401/Alliance) reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Leonard et al found that the addition of rituximab (Rituxan) to lenalidomide (Revlimid) produced a higher response rate and longer time to progression than lenalidomide alone in patients...

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