A biologics license application seeking the approval of remestemcel-L has been resubmitted to the FDA for the treatment of pediatric patients with steroid-refractory, acute graft-vs-host-disease.
The treatment of patients with early-stage non–small cell lung cancer is rapidly evolving across the spectrum of care, particularly in the neoadjuvant setting, where evidence in favor of systemic chemoimmunotherapy regimens is growing.
Nicholas P. McAndrew, MD, MSCE, discusses the need for HER2-targeted TKIs specifically designed to penetrate the blood-brain barrier, updated clinical data on the safety and tolerability of DZD1516 monotherapy, and the implications of nonclinical data on DZD1516 for treating CNS metastases in HER2-positive breast cancer.
The FDA has granted orphan drug exclusivity to sodium thiosulfate injection, which is indicated to reduce the risk of platinum-induced ototoxicity in pediatric patients 1 month of age and older with localized, non-metastatic solid tumors.
Martin Dreyling, MD, discusses the safety and efficacy data from the TRIANGLE study done in patients with previously untreated MCL who are younger than 66 years, and the impact of these results on the use of ASCT in this population.
Basal cell carcinoma of the prostate is a rare variant of prostate cancer so uncommon that few physicians will ever treat the disease in their careers. Only 100 or so patients have been identified in the literature compared with more than 1 million diagnoses every year for adenocarcinoma.
Henry Ford Health + Michigan State University Health Sciences announced its funding of 5 cancer research grants of up to $100,000 each. These 5 grants follow an initial wave of funding from the partnership, in which 18 pilot grants of up to $25,000 each were funded in May 2022.
Mitul Gandhi, MD, discusses the rationale of combining brentuximab vedotin, nivolumab, dacarbazine, and doxorubicin for patients with early-stage classic Hodgkin lymphoma, the key findings from part C of the SGN35-027 trial, and the next steps for investigating this combination.
Accelerated regulatory approvals in the past 10 to 15 years, both of novel drugs and their use as part of newer strategies present a challenge to relatively simple drug development and clinical use paradigms.
Mridula George, MD, discusses the methods used to evaluate cardiotoxicity associated with adjuvant trastuzumab emtansine plus concurrent radiation therapy, and explains implications on the use of trastuzumab emtansine plus radiation in patients with early-stage HER2-positive breast cancer.
Dr Nair discusses a study evaluating the role of yoga as a complementary therapy in patients with breast cancer, how these results emphasize the importance of multidisciplinary breast cancer care, and the potential applications of these findings beyond breast cancer.
Nanvuranlat, a first-in-class LAT1 inhibitor, induced a statistically significant improvement in progression-free survival compared with placebo in patients with advanced, pretreated refractory biliary tract cancer.
The United Kingdom’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has issued draft guidance supporting the use of axicabtagene ciloleucel for adults with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and primary mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma following at least 2 previous lines of systemic therapy.
In a new study, scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute identify, for the first time, inherited genetic variations that place patients at high risk for these complications.
Ana Baramidze, MD, provides background on the FDA approvals of cemiplimab in NSCLC, expands on key efficacy and safety data with cemiplimab from EMPOWER-Lung 3, and discusses the current treatment landscape for patients with advanced NSCLC.
Jose Pablo Leone, MD, discusses the distinguishing features of male breast cancer, explains the benefits and limitations of current treatments, and emphasizes the importance of raising awareness about this breast cancer subset to propel further research.
Neoadjuvant pembrolizumab was found to have high clinical activity and an acceptable safety profile in patients with localized microsatellite instability–high/deficient mismatch repair solid tumors.
Shaji Kumar, MD, discusses the MAIA trial; key takeaways regarding the long-term safety and efficacy of daratumumab, lenalidomide, and dexamethasone, in transplant-ineligible patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma; and the implications of this research on clinical practice.
The FDA has approved elacestrant (Orserdu) for the treatment of postmenopausal women or adult men with estrogen receptor–positive, HER2-negative, ESR1-mutated advanced or metastatic breast cancer with disease progression following at least 1 line of endocrine therapy.
The FDA has approved pirtobrutinib (Jaypirca) for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory mantle cell lymphoma following at least 2 lines of systemic therapy, including a BTK inhibitor.