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Researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital are attempting to improve personalized medicine by analyzing DNA samples for known cancer biomarkers. 
In follow-up results to data first presented in December 2016, investigators found that the combination of olaparib (Lynparza) and cediranib maleate continued to show superior progression-free survival compared with olaparib alone for women with BRCA-negative recurrent platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer.
Toni K. Choueiri, MD, clinical director, Lank Center for Genitourinary Oncology, director, Kidney Cancer Center, senior physician, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discusses phase I results of axitinib (Inlyta) plus avelumab (Bavencio) for the treatment of patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC).
Combining the PD-L1 inhibitor avelumab (Bavencio) with the VEGF inhibitor axitinib (Inlyta) as a frontline regimen induced a response rate of 58.2% in patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma, according to findings from the phase Ib JAVELIN Renal 100 trial presented at the 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting. 
Sara M. Tolaney, MD, MPH, instructor of medicine, Harvard Medical School, attending physician of medical oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discusses the results of a phase II trial exploring the efficacy of abemaciclib as a treatment of brain metastases that are secondary in patients with hormone receptor (HR)-positive,HER2-negative breast cancer.
Anna Farago, MD, PhD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, discusses opportunities for the development of biomarkers for patients with small cell lung cancer (SCLC).
Results from the KEYNOTE-028 study showed that pembrolizumab (Keytruda) was associated with a median duration of response of 6 months and a 6-month progression-free survival rate of 40.4% in women with advanced PD-L1–positive endometrial cancer.
Ursula A. Matulonis, MD, professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, medical director of Gynecologic Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discusses toxicities associated with PARP inhibitors in ovarian cancer.
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