TON - December 2021 Vol 14, No 6

From The Editors December 2021
In the December issue of The Oncology Nurse-APN/PA (TON), we feature a variety of articles that specifically address topics of interest for nurses, navigators, and advanced practice providers caring for patients with cancer. Read More ›

Rush University Cancer Center in Chicago, IL, is well known for providing patients with outstanding cancer care, including immunotherapies, targeted therapies, and minimally invasive surgical options. Read More ›



A single dose of ciltacabtagene autoleucel (cilta-cel), an investigational B-cell maturation antigen–directed CAR T-cell therapy, resulted in early, deep, and durable responses in heavily pretreated patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma, according to updated results from the phase 1b/2 CARTITUDE-1 clinical trial. Read More ›

This section provides a brief overview of new cancer drugs and new indications approved by the FDA between September 20, 2021, and October 29, 2021. Read More ›

Early results from the CheckMate-648 clinical trial, which evaluated the efficacy and safety of Opdivo (nivolumab), a PD-1 inhibitor, plus Yervoy (ipilimumab), a CTLA-4 inhibitor, or nivolumab plus chemotherapy, suggest a potential new standard of care for the first-line treatment of patients with advanced esophageal squamous-cell carcinoma (ESCC). Read More ›

The use of the PARP inhibitor olaparib (Lynparza) for 1 year after receiving standard chemotherapy in the neoadjuvant or the adjuvant setting significantly improved invasive disease-free survival in patients with high-risk, early-stage, HER2-negative breast cancer and BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations, according to results presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology 2021 virtual annual meeting. Read More ›


Dual EGFR targeting with amivantamab-vmjw (Rybrevant) plus lazertinib (Leclaza) led to durable responses in more than one-third of chemotherapy-naïve patients with EGFR-positive non–small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose disease had progressed on osimertinib (Tagrisso) therapy, according to a cohort analysis of the CHRYSALIS trial, presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology 2021 virtual annual meeting. Read More ›

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