Ranee Mehra, MD, discusses the significance of 5-year follow-up data and the subgroup analysis from KEYNOTE-048, the benefits and limitations of IO therapy in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, and research aiming to expand the role of IO combination regimens in this space.
Joshua Brody, MD, discusses unmet needs in patient subgroups within Hodgkin lymphoma, recent advancements in the use of antibody-drug conjugates such as brentuximab vedotin and anti–PD-1 therapies in earlier lines of therapy, and future avenues for expanding the use of immunotherapy in this tumor type.
Alexander E. Perl, MD, MS, associate professor, medicine, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, discusses why genetic testing is important for determining targeted therapies for patients with acute myeloid leukemia.
The combination of nivolumab and ipilimumab have shown overall survival benefit in patients with metastatic melanoma, according to long-term follow-up data, and other studies’ results highlight the efficacy and toxicity benefits of different sequences of the combination.
Diane Reidy-Lagunes, MD, discussed the role of next-generation sequencing paired with systemic therapies and the option of peptide receptor radionuclide therapy in neuroendocrine malignancies.
Emerging novel therapies, new stratification factors, and sequencing challenges because of the new classifications for patients with breast cancer will be topics of discussion at the 40th Annual Chemotherapy Foundation Symposium® during the breast cancer sessions.
Clinicians treating patients with newly diagnosed acute lymphocytic leukemia now have multiple options at their disposal, including tyrosine kinase inhibitors, blinatumomab, and multiagent chemotherapy-based regimens, with more options aiming to enter the treatment paradigm.
The treatment algorithm in metastatic colorectal cancer has gone from accounting only for the sidedness of the primary tumor, performance status, volume of disease, and potential resectability to also include the genetics of the tumor, particularly for patients in need of second-line therapy.
Expanding the definition of personalized medicine to include social determinants of health disparities is needed to ensure patients with cancer receive optimal care, said Karen Winkfield, MD, PhD, who added that lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic have sparked a new wave of enthusiasm to advocate for change and bridge existing gaps in oncology.
Increases investigative efforts into bispecific monoclonal antibodies could lead to their availability to treat a broad range of hematologic and solid cancers. Their current use in practice is limited to non–small cell lung cancer, leukemia, and hemophilia.
The management of endometrial cancer, a molecularly driven malignancy with 4 distinct subtypes, has witnessed significant progress with recent regulatory approvals of checkpoint blockade alone and in combination, said Bhavana Pothuri, MD, MS.