Tony Berberabe, MPH


Infigratinib Generates Activity in FGFR-Mutated Urothelial Carcinoma

May 16th 2022

Infigratinib yielded notable activity and tolerability in patients with localized upper tract urothelial carcinoma harboring FGFR1/2/3 mutations.

Quality of Life Is Maintained With Mitomycin Gel in Low-Grade Non–Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer

May 16th 2022

Patients with low-grade non-muscle invasive bladder cancer who received the chemoablative reverse thermal gel UGN-102 were found to have maintained health-related quality-of-life outcomes.

Axi-cel Demonstrates Durable Responses in Indolent Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

April 25th 2022

Axicabtagene ciloleucel continued to elicit high response rates and durable activity in patients with relapsed/refractory follicular lymphoma and marginal zone lymphoma, according to updated findings from the phase 2 ZUMA-5 trial.

Sotigalimab Plus Pembrolizumab Elicits Broad Immune Activity in Metastatic Melanoma

April 13th 2022

The combination of the CD40 agonist antibody sotigalimab and pembrolizumab demonstrated a favorable safety profile and led to immunologic changes that correlated with clinical response in patients with unresectable stage III or IV metastatic melanoma.

Second-Line Cabozantinib Produces Similar Outcomes in RCC, Regardless of Frontline Immunotherapy Choice

February 19th 2022

Treatment with cabozantinib (Cabometyx, Cometriq) in the second-line setting generated similar time-to-event end points and response rates in patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma, regardless of frontline immune-oncology combinations.

Niraparib Plus Cabozantinib Shows Early Promise in Advanced Urothelial and Kidney Cancer

February 18th 2022

Niraparib in combination with cabozantinib demonstrated a manageable safety profile, with preliminary efficacy observed in heavily pretreated patients with metastatic urothelial carcinoma.

Regorafenib Plus Pembrolizumab Misses PFS End Point in Microsatellite Stable CRC

January 22nd 2022

Pembrolizumab plus regorafenib failed to demonstrate a significant improvement in progression-free survival in pretreated patients with microsatellite stable colorectal cancer (MSSCRC), missing the primary end point of the phase 1/2 trial.

Daratumumab Plus RVd Demonstrates Sustained Improvements in Response in Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma

December 15th 2021

The addition of daratumumab to lenalidomide, bortezomib, and dexamethasone continued to elicit improved outcomes vs RVd alone in patients with newly diagnosed, transplant-eligible multiple myeloma, according to findings from the extended 2-year follow-up analysis of the phase 2 GRIFFIN trial.

IPSS, JAK2 Status May Identify Risk for Thrombosis in Primary Myelofibrosis

December 12th 2021

The use of the International Prognostic Scoring System score and JAK2 mutation status may identify patients at risk for major arterial and venous thrombosis in primary myelofibrosis, and suggests appropriate anti-thrombotic prophylaxis.

Pyrotinib Plus Capecitabine Shows Improved OS Over Lapatinib in HER2+ Breast Cancer

December 9th 2021

Pyrotinib plus capecitabine exhibited longer overall survival (OS), compared with lapatinib plus capecitabine, in patients with HER2-positive breast cancer

Higher Oncotype DX Scores Predict for Improved Endocrine Therapy Compliance in ER+ Breast Cancer

December 8th 2021

Higher Oncotype DX recurrence scores were associated with prolonged persistence to 5 years of endocrine therapy vs lower Oncotype DX recurrence scores in patients with low-risk, estrogen receptor-positive/progesterone receptor–positive breast cancer, according to findings from a retrospective review.

CAR T-Cell Therapies Show Promise Across Indolent Lymphomas

September 10th 2021

CAR T-cell products targeting CD19 are eliciting clinical activity in patients with indolent non-Hodgkin lymphoma, as seen in the ZUMA-5, SCHOLAR-5, and ELARA trials, but longer follow-up will showcase the true potential of this treatment in this subpopulation.

Higher Rates of Respiratory Disorders Retrospectively Identified in Polycythemia Vera

September 9th 2021

Estimated 4-year mortality rates were greater than 10% in patients with polycythemia vera and vascular complications led to approximately one-third of these deaths, according to a retrospective analysis of the prospective REVEAL trial (NCT02252159) presented during the Society of Hematologic Oncology (SOHO) 2021 Annual Meeting.

Targeted Therapies, Immunotherapies Slated to Propel T-cell ALL Treatment Paradigm Forward

September 8th 2021

The cure rate for patients with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia has improved dramatically over the past few decades, with outcomes becoming comparable to what is observed in those with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Rituximab Maintenance Improves Time-to-Next Treatment and OS in Patients With Mantle Cell Lymphoma

June 11th 2021

Time-to-next treatment and overall survival were improved in a real-world study evaluating patients who received rituximab maintenance after first-line treatment with bendamustine and rituximab or R-CHOP in patients with mantle cell lymphoma.

Improved Responses Sustained With Pembrolizumab in Treatment-Naïve Melanoma, But Not in Rechallenged Patients

June 6th 2021

Patients with stage III melanoma who progressed following placebo-based treatment in the first part of the phase 3 EORTC 1325/KEYNOTE-054 trial and crossed over to receive pembrolizumab post-recurrence derived a 38.8% overall response rate and a 32% overall 3-year progression-free survival rate.

TNO155 Demonstrates Manageable Safety and Consistent SHP2 Inhibition in Advanced Solid Tumors

June 4th 2021

The investigational SHP2 inhibitor TNO155 demonstrated encouraging safety and tolerability, and consistent evidence of SHP2 inhibition in patients with advanced solid tumors.

Dostarlimab Triplet Shows Antitumor Activity, Tolerability in Ovarian Cancer

March 20th 2021

Dostarlimab plus niraparib and bevacizumab showcased favorable antitumor activity and tolerability in patients with platinum-resistant ovarian cancer.

Enfortumab Vedotin Showcases Impressive Safety, Efficacy in Cisplatin-Ineligible Urothelial Cancer

February 13th 2021

February 12, 2021 - Enfortumab vedotin elicited the highest response rates observed for any regimen examined in cisplatin-ineligible patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial cancer who received prior PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors.

Ruxolitinib Induces Improved Responses in Chronic GVHD

February 12th 2021

February 12, 2021 - Ruxolitinib demonstrated a significantly higher overall response rate compared with best available therapy among adolescent and adult patients with chronic graft-versus-host disease.