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FDA Issues Warning on Severe Lung Inflammation With CDK4/6 Inhibitors in Breast Cancer
The FDA is updating the prescribing information and Patient Package Insert for CDK4/6 inhibitors to include a warning that the treatments in rare cases may cause severe inflammation of the lungs.
Checkpoint Inhibition Before HSCT Improves PFS Without Increasing Toxicity in R/R Hodgkin Lymphoma
The use of checkpoint inhibitors prior to haploidentical stem cell transplantation improved progression-free survival and reduced the risk for relapse for patients with relapsed or refractory Hodgkin lymphoma, according to results from a retrospective study presented at the 2019 SOHO Annual Meeting.
Fixed-Dose Subcutaneous Pertuzumab Combo Shows Noninferiority in HER2+ Breast Cancer
A fixed-dose subcutaneous injection of pertuzumab and trastuzumab with hyaluronidase in combination with intravenous chemotherapy demonstrated noninferior pharmacokinetics compared with the standard IV infusions of the regimen in patients with HER2-positive early breast cancer, meeting the primary endpoint of the phase III FeDeriCa trial (NCT03493854).
TOCA 511 and Toca FC Treatment Misses OS Endpoint in Glioma Trial
Treatment with Toca 511 and Toca FC did not improve overall survival compared with standard therapy in patients with recurrent high-grade glioma undergoing resection, missing the primary endpoint of the phase III Toca 5 trial.
Liposomal Irinotecan Active in Small Cell Lung Cancer
Liposomal irinotecan achieved disease control in almost half of patients as a second-line treatment for small cell lung cancer, according to findings from Part 1 of the phase II/III RESILIENT trial presented at the 2019 World Conference on Lung Cancer.
Maintenance CC-486 Improves OS in Newly Diagnosed AML
Maintenance therapy with CC-486 (oral azacitidine) led to a highly statistically significant and clinically meaningful improvement in overall survival compared with placebo in patients with newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia who achieved first complete response or CR with incomplete blood count recovery with induction therapy.
JAK Inhibition Continues to Push Progress in Myelofibrosis
Ruben Mesa, MD, discusses the JAKARTA and JAKARTA-2 studies and the implications their data have on the field of myelofibrosis.
New Approaches Are Needed to Boost CAR Therapies in ALL
Novel strategies are needed to enhance the efficacy of CAR T-cell therapies in patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, including new constructs that target more than 1 antigen. 
Liquid Biopsy Matches Tissue for NSCLC Treatment Guidance
Patients with advanced non–small cell lung cancer and actionable mutations had similar progression-free survival whether treatment guidance came from tissue or circulating tumor (ct)DNA analysis using the Guardant360 assay, a matched retrospective comparison showed.
DS-1062 Elicits Intriguing Early-Phase Data in Advanced NSCLC
The investigational Trop-2–targeting antibody-drug conjugate DS-1062 demonstrated antitumor activity in unselected patients with unresectable, advanced non–small cell lung cancer.
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