Fox Chase Cancer Center physicians Hossein Borghaei, DO, MS, and Elizabeth Plimack, MD, MS, have been named to the 2022 list of Highly Cited Researchers by Clarivate.
Although the incidence, location, and histology of esophageal cancer vary globally, patients in the Western World typically develop esophageal cancer in the distal esophagus or at the gastroesophageal junction.
Daniel King, MD, PhD, discusses the results of an institutional review evaluating socioeconomic factors associated with disparities for germline genetic testing in patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma, why germline testing is necessary for thi population, and how he is addressing gaps in germline testing in his own practice.
Rachna T. Shroff, MD, MS, expands on the rationale for evaluating the addition of nab-paclitaxel to gemcitabine/cisplatin in patients with newly diagnosed biliary tract cancers, data presented from SWOG 1815, and how this study may pave the way for future research efforts in the paradigm.
The World Health Organization has released new framework guidelines with the goal of saving 2.5 million lives from breast cancer by 2040 through a combination of early detection, timely diagnosis, and comprehensive management.
Andrzej Jakubowiak, MD, PhD, highlighted several key studies that influenced the development and design of the ATLAS trial, introduced conclusions from the initial efficacy data, and discussed how ongoing analysis could further contextualize and inform post-transplant treatment approaches in multiple myeloma.
To synthesize advancements in the detection, treatment, and prevention of kidney cancer and summarize their effects globally, Fox Chase Cancer Center Urologic Oncology Fellow Laura Bukavina, MD, MPH, spearheaded a recent review on the topic.
The FDA has approved sacituzumab govitecan-hziy (Trodelvy) for the treatment of adult patients with unresectable locally advanced or metastatic hormone receptor–positive, HER2-negative breast cancer who have received endocrine-based therapy and at least 2 additional systemic therapies in the metastatic setting.
The combination of pembrolizumab plus carboplatin and paclitaxel demonstrated a statistically significant and clinically meaningful improvement in progression-free survival vs chemotherapy alone in the first-line treatment of patients with stage III/IV or recurrent endometrial cancer.
The MOUNTAINEER-03 trial is designed to evaluate the efficacy of tucatinib and trastuzumab plus modified leucovorin calcium, fluorouracil, and oxaliplatin, compared with standard-of-care, first-line therapy for metastatic HER2-positive colorectal cancer.
Ryan Jacobs, MD, highlighted the updated safety and efficacy results from the minimal residual disease cohort of the CAPTIVATE trial, discussed unanswered questions regarding minimal residual disease as a predictive vs prognostic tool in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, and outlined areas that are ripe for further exploration.
Radiation plus docetaxel improved disease-free survival and overall survival vs radiation alone in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma unsuitable for cisplatin-based chemoradiation, regardless of patients’ prespecified prognostic groups, according to findings from a phase 2/3 trial.
Dr Rosenthal discusses the care of adolescent and young adult patients with Hodgkin lymphoma, the discrepancies between pediatric and adult oncologists that result in differing treatment approaches, and common concerns these patients have as they navigate their diagnosis and treatment alongside other life changes.
Laura Dawson, MD, FRCPC, discusses data from the NRG/RTOG 1112 trial examining the addition of stereotactic body radiation therapy to sorafenib, the implications of the data for the locally advanced hepatocellular carcinoma treatment paradigm, and next steps for research.
Timothy Burns, MD, PhD, discusses the evolution of EGFR-targeted non–small cell lung cancer treatments, the importance of delineating small cell lung cancer subtypes, and the advantages of continued antibody-drug conjugate development across all areas of lung cancer.
Amar U. Kishan, MD, discusses the safety results of MRI-guided SBRT compared with the current standard of care, highlights the benefits of using an MRI to guide radiation for patients with prostate cancer, and explains other areas where MRI-guided SBRT could explored.
A new study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that undergoing more frequent computed tomography scans was not associated with improved outcomes following lung cancer surgery.
Stephanie A. Berg, DO, discussed the implications of these findings on the urothelial cancer treatment paradigm and how updated results may further influence the use of immunotherapy combinations in this population.
For Kevin Kalinsky, MD, MS, director of breast medical oncology at the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, his work on the RxPONDER trial serves as one of a few accomplishments for which he is grateful that have impacted clinical care.
In recommendations released January 27, 2023, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network now advises physicians to consider neratinib for patients with HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer, regardless of estrogen receptor status, with activating mutations in the HER2 gene as detected by next-generation sequencing of tumor tissue or circulating tumor DNA.
Six weeks of preoperative oxaliplatin-fluoropyrimidine chemotherapy did not increase perioperative morbidity in patients with radiologically staged T3-4, N0-2, M0 colon cancer, according to findings from the international phase 2/3 FOxTROT trial.