ESMO Congress | Conference

Dr. Garassino on the Clinical Implications of Tepotinib in METex14-Altered NSCLC

September 24th 2021

Marina Chiara Garassino, MD, professor of Medicine, Hematology and Oncology, The University of Chicago Department of Medicine, discusses the clinical implications of the phase 2 VISION trial evaluating patients with MET exon 14 skipping mutation–positive non–small cell lung cancer.

Frontline Bevacizumab/Erlotinib Continues to Impress in EGFR-Mutated NSCLC

September 23rd 2021

The addition of bevacizumab to erlotinib continued to provide a significant progression-free survival benefit over erlotinib alone when used in the frontline treatment of patients with EGFR-mutated, nonsquamous non–small cell lung cancer, according to data from the final analysis of the phase 3 BEVERLY trial.

Regorafenib Confers No PFS Benefit in Advanced Chordoma

September 22nd 2021

Regorafenib did not show a benefit with progression-free survival in patients with advanced or metastatic chordoma.

Real-World PFS Benefit Reported With Durvalumab Regimen in Unresectable Stage III NSCLC

September 21st 2021

The median real-world progression-free survival with durvalumab was higher compared with the median progression-free survival reported in the durvalumab arm of the phase 3 PACIFIC trial in patients with stage III non–small cell lung cancer.

High HER2 Expression Is Linked With Improved Outcomes With Trastuzumab Deruxtecan in HER2+ mCRC

September 21st 2021

Fam-trastuzumab deruxtecan-nxki led to improved responses in patients with higher HER2 expression at baseline, whereas responses were seen irrespective of RAS- and PIK3CA mutation status and blood tumor mutational burden levels in patients with HER2-positive, metastatic colorectal cancer.

Adavosertib Improves PFS in RAS-/TP53-Mutant Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

September 21st 2021

Adavosertib demonstrated a 65% reduction in the risk of disease progression or death compared with active monitoring in patients with TP53-/RAS-mutant metastatic colorectal cancer following first-line chemotherapy.

Durvalumab Plus Chemotherapy Showcases Sustained OS Benefit in ES-SCLC

September 21st 2021

The addition of durvalumab to platinum/etoposide chemotherapy continued to demonstrate an overall survival benefit over chemotherapy alone with a favorable safety profile in patients with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer.

Giredestrant Induces Greater Ki-67 Suppression Vs Anastrozole in ER+/HER2– Early Breast Cancer

September 21st 2021

Giredestrant resulted in a greater relative reduction in Ki67 score from baseline to week 2 of a window of opportunity phase vs anastrozole in patients with estrogen receptor–positive, HER2-negative early breast cancer, according to results from an interim analysis of the phase 2 coopERA Breast Cancer trial.

Sitravatinib/Nivolumab Combo Results in Durable Response in Advanced NSCLC Following Checkpoint Inhibitors, Chemotherapy

September 21st 2021

Sitravatinib, a spectrum-selective TKI targeting TAM receptors and VEGFR2, administered in combination with nivolumab induced durable response and robust survival outcomes for patients with non-small cell lung cancer who progressed after deriving benefit from treatment with a checkpoint inhibitor and/or platinum doublet chemotherapy.

Blood-Based TMB Is Not Predictive of Benefit With Atezolizumab in NSCLC

September 21st 2021

Blood-based tumor mutational burden does not predict a benefit of first-line atezolizumab over chemotherapy in patients with non–small cell lung cancer.

Biomarkers May Predict Outcomes Following De-Escalated Neoadjuvant T-DM1 in HR+/HER2+ Early Breast Cancer

September 20th 2021

Baseline tumor immunogenicity may be associated with higher pathologic complete response rates and favorable outcomes in hormone receptor-positive, HER2-positive early stage breast cancer when comparing de-escalated neoadjuvant ado-trastuzumab emtansine with or without endocrine therapy, vs trastuzumab plus endocrine therapy.

Adjuvant Atezolizumab Shows Improvement in DFS, Time to Relapse in PD-L1+ Stage II-IIIA NSCLC Subgroups

September 20th 2021

Adjuvant treatment with atezolizumab led to an improvement in disease-free survival and time to locoregional and distant relapse compared with best supportive care in prespecified subgroups of PD-L1–positive patients with stage II to IIIA NSCLC, according to exploratory findings from the phase 3 IMpower010 trial.

Sunitinib Elicits Improved Efficacy Vs Placebo in Malignant Pheochromocytoma/Paragangliomas

September 20th 2021

First-line sunitinib was found to improve efficacy compared with placebo in patients with malignant pheochromocytoma and paragangliomas.

cLOD May Provide More Accurate Evaluation of Cell-Free DNA in Multi-Cancer Early Detection

September 19th 2021

Clinical limit of detection may be a reasonable metric for evaluating cell-free DNA for multi-cancer early detection.

Balstilimab Plus Zalifrelimab Displays Strong Efficacy, Survival Benefits in Recurrent/Metastatic Cervical Cancer

September 19th 2021

The anti-PD-1 antibody balstilimab in combination with the anti-CTLA-4 antibody zalifrelimab exhibited impressive response rates, duration of response, and overall survival in patients with previously treated recurrent/metastatic cervical cancer.

Dr. Luke on the Results of the Phase 3 KEYNOTE-716 Trial in Melanoma

September 19th 2021

Jason J. Luke, MD, FACP, discusses the results of the phase 3 KEYNOTE-716 trial in high-risk stage II melanoma.

Nivolumab/Chemo Combo Sustains Clinical Benefit in Frontline Gastric/GEJ Cancer, But Nivolumab/Ipilimumab Arm Misses Mark

September 19th 2021

The frontline combination of nivolumab and chemotherapy upheld its improvement in progression-free and overall survival vs chemotherapy alone with longer follow-up of patients with advanced gastric, gastroesophageal junction, or esophageal cancer, according to data from the phase 3 CheckMate-649 trial.

Tisotumab Vedotin Plus Frontline Carboplatin and Second-/Third-Line Pembrolizumab Demonstrates Notable Activity in Recurrent/Metastatic Cervical Cancer

September 19th 2021

Tisotumab vedotin elicited significant responses without prohibitive toxicity in combination with carboplatin as frontline therapy, as well as in combination with pembrolizumab as second- or third-line therapy in patients with recurrent or metastatic cervical cancer.

Survival Benefit Found With Abiraterone/Prednisolone-Based Combos in High-Risk Nonmetastatic Prostate Cancer

September 19th 2021

When added to androgen-deprivation therapy, abiraterone acetate and prednisolone with or without enzalutamide for 2 years improved survival outcomes in men with high-risk nonmetastatic prostate cancer.

Dr. Rugo on Overall Survival With First-Line Pembrolizumab in Metastatic TNBC

September 19th 2021

Hope S. Rugo, MD, discusses the overall survival data with first-line pembrolizumab plus chemotherapy as a treatment for patients with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer, as reported in the phase 3 KEYNOTE-355 trial.