Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium (ASCO GI) | Conference

Pembrolizumab Induces Antitumor Activity in Previously Untreated HCC

January 18th 2021

Single-agent pembrolizumab demonstrated durable antitumor activity among patients with treatment-naïve hepatocellular carcinoma, suggesting that the checkpoint inhibitor may have additional utility in this space, according to findings from a phase 2 trial presented during the 2021 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium.

Second-Line Pembrolizumab Has Maintained Survival Benefit in Advanced HCC

January 18th 2021

January 17, 2021 - Pembrolizumab demonstrated maintained numerical improvements in overall survival and progression-free survival compared with placebo in patients with previously treated advanced hepatocellular carcinoma.

Atezolizumab/Bevacizumab Combo Maintains Survival Advantage in Advanced HCC

January 17th 2021

January 17, 2021 - The combination of atezolizumab and bevacizumab continued to display improved survival compared with sorafenib in previously untreated patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma.

Axitinib/Octreotide Combo Fails to Improve PFS in Pancreatic NETs

January 17th 2021

January 17, 2021 - Axitinib plus octreotide LAR failed to demonstrate a significant improvement in progression-free survival (PFS) compared with placebo plus octreotide LAR in patients with advanced G1-2 extra-pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors.

Infigratinib Shows Promising Anticancer Activity in Chemo-Refractory, FGFR2+ Cholangiocarcinoma

January 17th 2021

January 17, 2021 - Infigratinib was found to be associated with encouraging clinical activity with a manageable safety profile in patients with chemotherapy-refractory cholangiocarcinoma whose tumors harbor FGFR2 fusions.

Ivosidenib Induces OS Benefit in Advanced IDH1+ Cholangiocarcinoma

January 17th 2021

January 17, 2021 — Ivosidenib tablets led to a 21% reduction in the risk of death compared with placebo in previously treated patients with IDH1-mutant cholangiocarcinoma, according to the final overall survival analysis of the phase 3 ClarIDHy trial.

Dr. Harding on the Results of the SUMMIT Trial in HER2+ Biliary Tract Cancers

January 17th 2021

James J. Harding, MD, discusses the results of the ongoing, phase 2 SUMMIT basket trial in HER2-mutant advanced biliary tract cancers.

Dr. Zhu on the OS Results of the ClarIDHy Trial in IDH1+ Cholangiocarcinoma

January 17th 2021

Andrew Zhu, MD, PhD, discusses the final overall survival results from the phase 3 ClarIDHy trial in previously treated patients with IDH1-mutated cholangiocarcinoma.

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.

Dr. Wainberg on the FIGHT Trial Results in FGFR2b+ Gastric/GEJ Cancer

January 16th 2021

Zev A. Wainberg, MD, of University of California, Los Angeles, discusses the results of the phase 2 FIGHT trial (NCT03343301) in FGFR2b-positive gastric/gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) cancer.