Norman E. Sharpless, MD, discusses the impact of the CheckMate-069 trial, the toxicities that are associated with nivolumab (Opdivo)/ipilimumab (Yervoy), and what the future holds for immunotherapy combinations in the field of melanoma.
Hyman B. Muss, MD, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina (UNC)-Chapel Hill, Breast Cancer, Geriatric Oncology Program, Mary Jones Hudson Distinguished Professorship in Geriatric Oncology, discusses assessing treatment response in patients with metastatic breast cancer.
Lisa A. Carey, MD, comments on the recent I-SPY 2 and KRISTINE findings, the I-SPY 2 program as a whole, and the work ahead in the neoadjuvant landscape of HER2-positive breast cancer.
Norman E. Sharpless, MD, professor of Medicine and Genetics, chair, the University of North Carolina (UNC) Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, UNC School of Medicine, discusses how oncologists can best manage toxicities associated with the combination of nivolumab (Opdivo) and ipilimumab (Yervoy) for the treatment of patients with melanoma.
Jose P. Zevallos, MD, MPH, FACS, assistant professor, director of Oncologic Research, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, discusses a study that examined the molecular profile of patients with HPV-positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) stratified by smoking status.
Peter Voorhees, MD, associate professor, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina (UNC)-Chapel Hill, Clinical Research, Leukemia, Lymphoma, and Myeloma Program, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses the triplet regimen of pomalidomide, dexamethasone, and ixazomib in patients with double refractory multiple myeloma.
Steven I. Park, MD, director, Lymphoma Program, associate professor of Medicine, Leukemia, Lymphoma, and Myeloma Program, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Clinical Research, discusses how alisertib induces synthetic lethality and overcomes chemoresistance in Myc-overexpressing lymphoma cells.
The primary analysis of the phase III CALGB 40601 trial found that pathologic complete response to dual HER2 blockade was not statistically higher than anti-HER2 monotherapy. However, there was a high level of intertumoral heterogeneity, and patients with the HER2-enriched subtype had a high pCR with both single and dual anti-HER2 therapy.