TON - April 2022 Vol 15, No 2

According to results presented at the 2021 ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition, new sequencing technologies may overcome previous limitations of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) profiling in patients with central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma. Read More ›

The development of biosimilar medicines has provided an opportunity for patient utilization of oncology treatments at a lower cost, particularly in individuals for whom biologicals play a predominant role in providing effective therapeutic and supportive care. Read More ›

Data related to health-related quality of life (QOL), including financial toxicity, for patients with cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) who are receiving targeted therapies are limited. Read More ›

Dermatologic and ocular adverse events require appropriate and timely referral, and circulating tumor (ct) DNA analysis may not detect genomic fusions, as discussed in Session VI, “Molecularly Targeted Therapies in CCA,” at the 3rd Annual CCA Summit. Read More ›

At the 2022 Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation (CCF) Annual Conference on February 22-25, Melinda Bachini, Director of Advocacy of CCF, provided an update about the foundation’s advocacy and patient support initiatives. Read More ›

With better insights into the biology of cancer and other diseases, genetic medicine is entering “a whole new ballgame,” said Scott Gottlieb, MD, Former FDA Commissioner, during the keynote session at the 11th Annual Summit of the Association for Value-Based Cancer Care in 2021. Read More ›

Community-based providers remain at the core of the oncology care delivery system. A panel moderated by Barbara McAneny, MD, Chief Executive Officer, New Mexico Oncology Hematology Consultants, Albuquerque, at the 11th Annual Summit of the Association for Value-Based Cancer Care in 2021 explored the road ahead for community practices in terms of balancing value and delivering optimal access to care for patients. Read More ›

The neoadjuvant combination of avelumab (Bavencio) and axitinib (Inlyta) resulted in a partial response (PR) rate of 30% in patients with localized renal-cell carcinoma (RCC) at high risk for relapse after nephrectomy, according to results from the phase 2 NeoAvAx clinical trial. Read More ›

Neoadjuvant enfortumab vedotin (Padcev) showed promising antitumor activity in patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC) who were ineligible for cisplatin therapy, according to preliminary findings from cohort H of the phase 1b/2 EV-103 clinical trial. Read More ›

Continuous enzalutamide (Xtandi) treatment in combination with docetaxel significantly improved progression-free survival (PFS) compared with placebo plus docetaxel in men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer who had disease progression on enzalutamide alone, according to results from the phase 3b PRESIDE clinical trial. Read More ›

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