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Researchers are hoping the immunotherapy revolution occurring across several cancer types will extend to the field of sarcoma.
The addition of PEGPH20 to standard nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine demonstrated improvements in progression-free survival compared with nab-paclitaxel/gemcitabine alone for untreated patients with advanced pancreatic cancer.
Several challenges remain in the treatment landscape of soft tissue sarcoma, a disease whose diagnosis can range from one that is quite indolent for patients, to a more life-threatening, metastatic, aggressive cancer.
Seth M. Pollack, assistant professor, Division of Oncology, University of Washington, and attending physician, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, discusses the role of radiomics in the treatment landscape of sarcoma.
Renato G. Martins, MD, medical director of Outpatient General Oncology/Hematology at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, medical director of Thoracic/Head and Neck Oncology, and professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine, discusses side effects that are associated with lenvatinib (Lenvima).
Renato G. Martins, MD, MPH, medical director, Outpatient General Oncology/Hematology, Thoracic/Head and Neck Oncology, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, professor, University of Washington School of Medicine, discusses patient selection for nivolumab (Opdivo) as a treatment for patients with non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
When compared with the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) breast cancer guidelines, the corresponding prostate cancer guidelines fall short in one distinct characteristic—the lack of a molecular test in tissue-based platforms at this point in time.
As the class of agents targeting the PD-1/PD-L1 pathway expands in non–small cell lung cancer, so does the potential population of patients who would be candidates for the groundbreaking immunotherapy.
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