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FDA Warns Against Single-Agent Checkpoint Inhibition for PD-L1-Low Untreated Urothelial Carcinoma
The FDA has issued a drug safety notification warning against the use of frontline single-agent immune checkpoint inhibition for patients with PD-L1–low expressing platinum-eligible urothelial carcinoma.
Debating Value Versus Cost for Immunotherapy
In March, the President’s Cancer Panel issued a report acknowledging the financial toxicity associated with cancer care across the spectrum of treatments and suggesting potential remedies.
The quest continues to identify a predictive biomarker of response to more precisely treat patients with checkpoint inhibitors that, while markedly beneficial to some patients, are not without their own costs and associated immune-related adverse effects.
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network has developed its first set of recommendations to help clinicians manage toxicities in the recognition of the  variety of immune-related adverse events that patients receiving checkpoint blockade immunotherapy may experience.
Toni K. Choueiri, MD, discusses recent advancements and shares his insight on the future treatment landscape of patients with kidney cancer.
Atezolizumab, Cobimetinib Combo Falls Short in Phase III mCRC Trial
Combination therapy with the PD-L1 inhibitor atezolizumab and the MEK inhibitor cobimetinib failed to improve overall survival versus regorafenib in previously treated patients with locally advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer, according to topline findings from the phase III IMblaze370 study.
Expert Underscores Importance of AE Management in GU Cancers
Xiao X. Wei, MD, MAS, discusses managing possible adverse events of different systemic therapies in kidney and bladder cancer.
Sonpavde Navigates the Evolving Bladder Cancer Landscape
Guru P. Sonpavde, MD, navigates through the treatment landscape of urothelial carcinoma. 
FDA Grants Frontline Atezolizumab Priority Review for NSCLC
The FDA has granted a priority review to a supplemental biologics license application for atezolizumab for use in combination with bevacizumab, carboplatin, and paclitaxel for the first-line treatment of patients with metastatic nonsquamous non–small cell lung cancer.
FDA Approval Sought for Frontline Pembrolizumab Combo in Squamous NSCLC

A supplemental biologics license application has been submitted to the FDA for the use of pembrolizumab in combination with standard chemotherapy as a treatment for patients with metastatic squamous non–small cell lung cancer.
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