Lisa Astor


Lifileucel Yields Durable Responses in Pretreated Advanced Melanoma

April 11th 2021

The tumor-infiltrating lymphocyte therapy lifileucel was found to elicit durable responses in patients with advanced melanoma who were previously treated with an immune checkpoint inhibitor.

Daratumumab Plus Rd Prolongs PFS in Frail, Newly Diagnosed, Transplant-Ineligible Myeloma

March 18th 2021

The addition of daratumumab to lenalidomide and dexamethasone resulted in improved progression-free survival vs Rd alone in patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma who were not eligible for transplant—even in frail patients.

Off-the-Shelf NK Immunotherapy With Chemotherapy and Transplant Shows Early Activity in B-Cell NHL

February 17th 2021

February 17, 2021 — Cord blood–derived natural killer immunotherapy, when paired with high-dose chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplant, showcased early antitumor activity in patients with B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Frontline Nivolumab/Cabozantinib Maintains Survival Benefit Over Sunitinib in Advanced RCC

February 13th 2021

February 12, 2021 - The combination of nivolumab and cabozantinib continued to showcase a superior survival benefit over single-agent sunitinib when used as first-line treatment in patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma.

Enfortumab Vedotin Shows Superior Efficacy Over Chemo in Previously Treated Urothelial Carcinoma

February 13th 2021

February 13, 2021 - Enfortumab vedotin was found to have superior efficacy over chemotherapy when used in patients with advanced urothelial carcinoma who had received prior platinum-based chemotherapy and PD-1/L1 inhibition.

Apamistamab Conditioning Treatment Induces High Rates of HCT Success in AML

February 11th 2021

February 11, 2021 — Apamistamab conditioning treatment with targeted radioimmunotherapy to the bone marrow resulted in high rates of successful allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplants in patients with active, relapsed, or refractory acute myeloid leukemia.

Neoadjuvant Atezolizumab Elicits Impressive Responses in Resectable NSCLC

January 30th 2021

January 30, 2021 - Neoadjuvant atezolizumab followed by surgery resulted in a major pathologic response in 21% of patients with resectable stage IB-IIIB non–small cell lung cancer, as well as significant surgical outcomes with a high rate of R0 resection.

COVID-19 Pandemic Has Led to Decrease in Lung Cancer Diagnoses and Increase in Mortality Rate, Study Shows

January 29th 2021

January 29, 2021 - Thirty percent fewer new lung cancer cases have been diagnosed during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic versus pre-pandemic, with more symptomatic and severe cases of non–small cell lung cancer diagnosed during this period.

Trastuzumab Deruxtecan Shows Antitumor Activity in HER2-Overexpressing NSCLC

January 29th 2021

January 29, 2021 - The antibody-drug conjugate fam-trastuzumab deruxtecan-nxki demonstrated antitumor activity in patients with HER2-overexpressing non–small cell lung cancer, irrespective of expression levels.

TAS-102 Plus Bevacizumab Improves OS in mCRC Ineligible for Intensive Therapy

January 17th 2021

January 16, 2021 - Trifluridine/tipiracil, when used in combination with bevacizumab, led to an improvement in overall survival over capecitabine/bevacizumab in the frontline treatment of patients with unresectable metastatic colorectal cancer who are not eligible for standard chemotherapy.