Christin Melton, ELS


Bounty of New HCC Therapies Spurs Need for More Research

May 10th 2019

The optimal integration of new drugs into the treatment paradigm of HCC requires several key developments, including greater research into biomarkers that would help inform therapy choices, earlier treatment for patients diagnosed with HCC, and clinical trials that test combination strategies.

Novel Agents Ease Chemotherapy Burden in ALL, But Treating Older Patients Remains a Challenge

March 19th 2019

Immune-based approaches have revolutionized the treatment of acute lymphoblastic lymphoma, especially for patients unable to tolerate multiagent chemotherapy. Now, investigators are looking forward to seeing these agents move into frontline settings, perhaps leading to chemotherapy-free approaches.

Practical Treatment Questions Surface in HR-Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer

March 7th 2019

Novel and emerging agents are creating exciting new options for patients with hormone receptor–positive metastatic breast cancer, resulting in the need to consider how best to introduce and sequence these agents into the treatment timeline.

Progress and Challenges Mark the Myelofibrosis Landscape

December 12th 2018

A growing understanding about the underlying biology of myelofibrosis has helped improve the diagnosis and treatment of the disease during the past decade and is paving the way for further advancements.

Novel T-Cell Therapies Make Inroads Into Solid Tumors

November 28th 2018

Although CAR T-cell therapies have proved successful in certain hematologic malignancies, efforts to employ similar strategies in solid tumors have been challenging. Investigators are working on different forms of adoptive cell therapy in solid tumors and early signs are promising.

A New Front Line Is Taking Shape in Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma

October 3rd 2018

The dismal prognosis for patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma has fueled an earnest quest for more effective treatments, culminating in a better understanding of the disease and regulatory approval of several new drugs and therapeutic combinations.

Looking Beyond Overall Survival in Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

August 30th 2018

As investigators continue to look for ways to improve outcomes for the growing number of patients with CML, the primary goal has shifted from improving overall survival to helping patients achieve treatment-free remission.

Novel Frontline Regimens Are Emerging for Advanced Ovarian Cancer

August 2nd 2018

Bradley J. Monk, MD, and other gynecologic oncology experts from across the United States discussed how new evidence has affected their approach to treating advanced ovarian cancer.

Experts Anticipate a Growing Menu of Frontline Options in Liver Cancer

July 4th 2018

Panelists review data for lenvatinib (Lenvima), and novel drugs under investigation in the second line for HCC, such as cabozantinib (Cabometyx/Cometriq) and pembrolizumab (Keytruda).

New Upfront Strategies Emerge for Multiple Myeloma

May 18th 2018

A. Keith Stewart, MB, ChB, and a panel of hematology experts review data concerning emerging frontline strategies for multiple myeloma that were presented at the 2017 ASH Annual Meeting.

Immunotherapy Poised to Move Forward Into Stage III NSCLC

February 16th 2018

A panel of several of the world’s foremost experts on immunotherapy in lung cancer discuss durvalumab and other emerging approaches for stage III NSCLC.

Pancreatic Ductal Carcinoma: Slow Progress for a Hard-to-Treat Cancer

January 17th 2018

Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, which is considered incurable, accounts for more than 90% of pancreatic cancer cases.

Finding the Best Spot for PD-1/PD-L1 Antibodies in Advanced Lung Cancer

January 11th 2018

Amid rapid-fire developments in non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) research, the role of checkpoint immunotherapy continues to mature.

Experts Discuss Ways to Remove Barriers to Optimal Management of CINV

December 26th 2017

Despite the widespread availability of antiemetic regimens, between 30% and 50% of patients receiving chemotherapy experience treatment-related nausea and/or vomiting.

Global Collaboration Is Key to Progress in Gastroesophageal Cancers

October 25th 2017

The landscape for treating patients with gastroesophageal cancers is undergoing rapid change, and international cooperation among specialists is crucial to the advancement of care.

Experts Discuss Advanced Therapies in Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma

October 3rd 2017

The advent of new agents and new classes of agents for treating relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma, a notably complex disease state, has stimulated efforts to identify the optimal way to sequence or combine these therapies.

Experts Discuss Immunotherapy's Evolution in Bladder Cancer

July 15th 2017

The explosion of new checkpoint immunotherapy drugs has changed the paradigm of care for patients with urothelial carcinoma, the most common form of bladder cancer.

A Whirlwind of Changes in Kidney Cancer Brings Optimism

June 7th 2017

The pharmacologic treatment for advanced renal cell carcinoma has evolved considerably since the FDA approved interleukin-2 as the first systemic therapy for the tumor type in 1992. Since then, the FDA has approved more than 20 drugs for RCC in the past 12 years.

After a 10-Year Lull, Trials in Liver Cancer Show Promise

April 18th 2017

A panel of experts discusses standard treatments for early-stage and advanced liver cancer, reviews investigational second-line therapies, and expresses optimism that some of these therapies may one day improve outcomes for patients.

New Standards Are Emerging for Follicular Lymphoma and CLL

March 20th 2017

Controlling indolent non-Hodgkin lymphoma remains a priority as it has the potential to transform to aggressive or high-grade lymphoma.