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The OncLive® News page includes the latest in clinical oncology news, including breaking regulatory decisions, clinical trial findings, pivotal and practice-changing data published in academic peer-reviewed journals, and more across solid and hematologic malignancies. Regulatory news includes new drug approvals by the FDA and European Union, priority review and breakthrough therapy designations, and orphan drug and fast track statuses.

FDA Extends Review Period for Pacritinib in Myelofibrosis With Severe Thrombocytopenia

November 30th 2021

The FDA has extended the review period for the new drug application for pacritinib as a treatment for adult patients with intermediate- or high-risk primary or secondary (post-polycythemia vera or post-essential thrombocythemia) myelofibrosis and severe thrombocytopenia with a baseline platelet count of 50 x 109/L.

Niraparib Demonstrates PFS Benefit in Chinese Population With Advanced Ovarian Cancer

November 30th 2021

First-line maintenance treatment with the PARP inhibitor niraparib yielded a clinically meaningful and statistically significant improvement in progression-free survival vs placebo in Chinese patients with platinum-responsive advanced ovarian cancer, regardless of biomarker status, according to data from the phase 3 PRIME trial.

Frontline Pembrolizumab Plus Chemotherapy Approved in Japan for Esophageal Carcinoma

November 30th 2021

The Japan Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency has approved the PD-1 inhibitor pembrolizumab for frontline use in combination with 5-fluorouracil plus cisplatin chemotherapy in patients with radically unresectable, advanced, or recurrent esophageal carcinoma.

Pembrolizumab/Axitinib Improves Outcomes in Japanese mRCC Subgroup

November 30th 2021

The combination of pembrolizumab and axitinib demonstrated comparable activity and safety vs sunitinib in Japanese patients vs the global population of patients with newly diagnosed metastatic renal cell carcinoma enrolled in the phase 3 KEYNOTE-426 trial.

Mirvetuximab Soravtansine Shows Promising Topline Results in FRα-High, Platinum-Resistant Ovarian Cancer

November 30th 2021

The antibody-drug conjugate mirvetuximab soravtansine has shown promising response rates and a favorable toxicity profile in patients with folate receptor alpha-high, platinum-resistant ovarian cancer who have received previous treatment with bevacizumab.

FDA Grants Priority Review to Olaparib for BRCA+, High-Risk Early Breast Cancer

November 30th 2021

The FDA has granted a priority review designation to a supplemental new drug application for the use of olaparib as adjuvant therapy in patients with BRCA-mutated, high-risk, HER2-negative early breast cancer who have previously received neoadjuvant or adjuvant chemotherapy.

Abiraterone/Docetaxel Combo Associated With Improved QOL Vs Docetaxel in mHSPC

November 30th 2021

Patients with locally advanced or metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer who received docetaxel and abiraterone acetate plus prednisone or prednisolone and standard of care androgen deprivation therapy had superior patient-reported quality of life compared with patients who received docetaxel plus ADT, although the improvement narrowly missed the predefined value for clinical significance.

Hochster Shares Best Practices on Molecular Markers and Sequencing in Gastric Cancer

November 29th 2021

Howard S. Hochster, MD, discusses molecular markers for patients with gastric cancer, using gene expression profiles as biomarkers, and choosing between anti–PD-1 and anti–CTLA-4 agents.

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute Celebrates Opening of New State-of-the-Art Cancer Center in Bradenton

November 29th 2021

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of its new state-of-the-art cancer center in Manatee County.

Pembrolizumab/Lenvatinib Approved in Europe for Frontline RCC

November 29th 2021

The European Commission has approved the combination of pembrolizumab and lenvatinib for the treatment of patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma.

European Commission Approves Pembrolizumab/Lenvatinib for Advanced or Recurrent Endometrial Cancer

November 29th 2021

The European Commission has granted an approval to the combination of pembrolizumab and lenvatinib for the treatment of patients with advanced or recurrent endometrial carcinoma who have disease progression on or following prior platinum-containing therapy in any setting and who are not eligible for curative surgery or radiation.

CG0070 Plus Pembrolizumab Shows Early Tolerability and Activity in BCG-Unresponsive Non–Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer

November 29th 2021

The combination of CG0070 and pembrolizumab was well tolerated and demonstrated early signals of activity in patients with Bacille Calmette-Guérin-unresponsive non–muscle invasive bladder cancer.

Experts Review Key Data From ESMO Congress 2021

November 29th 2021

Several leading experts discussed a variety of tumor types set to influence the next wave of investigative directions and change the standard of care for patients in abstracts at the European Society for Medical Oncology Congress 2021.

Lisocabtagene Maraleucel Displays Durable Remissions in Relapsed/Refractory LBCL

November 29th 2021

Lisocabtagene maraleucel demonstrated durable responses and a favorable safety profile in patients with relapsed/refractory large B-cell lymphoma.

Novel Therapies Propel the Paradigms of Breast and Gynecologic Cancers Forward

November 28th 2021

Panelists discuss the latest advances in targeting HER2-positive breast cancer, the rapidly evolving landscape of triple-negative breast cancer, the role of maintenance therapy in ovarian cancer, and recent updates in the treatment of patients with endometrial and cervical cancers.

Investigators Set Their Sets on Novel Targets in Genitourinary Malignancies

November 27th 2021

Manojkumar Bupathi, MD, MS, shares the main highlights from the meeting, which centered on frontline, second, and later-line treatment of metastatic urothelial carcinoma and metastatic renal cell carcinoma.

Frontline Cabozantinib Plus Atezolizumab Shows Favorable Survival in Advanced HCC

November 26th 2021

The combination of cabozantinib and atezolizumab led to a statistically significant improvement in progression-free survival and a numerical improvement in overall survival vs sorafenib as frontline treatment in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma, according to findings from the first planned analysis of the phase 3 COSMIC-312 trial.

Multigene Panel Testing Identifies Actionable Germline Mutations in Newly Diagnosed Endometrial Cancer

November 26th 2021

Investigators identified potentially actionable germline variants in 10% of unselected women with newly diagnosed endometrial cancer, supporting the use of upfront multigene panel testing for all in the population.

Practice Recommendations Make Room for Telemedicine in Oncology Care

November 25th 2021

Telemedicine solidified its role as a new standard in patient care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

FDA Grants Fast Track Status to Arfolitixorin for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

November 24th 2021

The FDA has granted a fast track designation to arfolitixorin as a potential therapeutic option for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer.