High-Intensity Ultrasound Device for Prostate Surgery Clears FDA Hurdle
The FDA has issued a de novo clearance for a minimally invasive high-intensity focused ultrasound for prostate tissue ablation called Sonablate 450 and marketed by SonaCare Medical, LLC.
Adjuvant Radiation Therapy Extends Survival in TNBC
Adjuvant radiation therapy was shown to improve overall survival and disease-specific survival following lumpectomy for elderly women with early stage triple-negative breast cancer.
Ten Years After Sorafenib, TKIs Are Still Advancing Kidney Cancer Treatment
Robert Figlin, MD, discusses the evolution of TKIs in renal cell carcinoma, the novel agents and changes to established therapies he is most excited about, and the challenges that still remain.
Multigene Panel May Allow Some HR+/HER2- Breast Cancer Patients to Avoid Chemotherapy
Patients with hormone receptor (HR)–positive, HER2-negative breast cancer who have a favorable gene-expression profile may be able to avert chemotherapy and receive endocrine treatment alone.
ASCO Releases Provisional Recommendation for RAS Testing in mCRC
ASCO has recommended extended RAS testing as a predictive biomarker of response for anti-EGFR monoclonal antibodies, further stressing the importance of broader molecular analyses for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer.
FDA Expands Nivolumab Lung Cancer Approval
Acting 3 months ahead of schedule, the FDA approved nivolumab for patients with nonsquamous non–small cell lung cancer previously treated with platinum-based chemotherapy.
Adjuvant HER2+ Breast Cancer Care Evolves, But Questions Remain
Mohammad Jahanzeb, MD, discusses therapeutic agents that may fit into the adjuvant setting treatment paradigm for HER2-positive breast cancer, the increasing importance of genomic testing, and individualized treatments as multiple agents emerge.
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