All Oncology News

D-0316 Shows Encouraging Efficacy in EGFR T790M+ NSCLC Subsets

April 12th 2021

Treatment with D-0316 demonstrated encouraging clinical activity in select patients with EGFR T790M-positive non–small cell lung cancer who progressed on prior therapy.

Twice-Daily Poziotinib Improves Efficacy, Tolerability in EGFR- or HER2 Exon 20–Positive NSCLC

April 12th 2021

Administering the investigational TKI poziotinib at a twice-daily dose compared with once-daily dosing showed a reduction in both grade 3 or higher treatment emergent adverse effects and dose interruptions, as well as improved efficacy in patients with EGFR- or HER2 exon 20–positive non–small cell lung cancer.

Talazoparib Plus Carboplatin Induces Synergistic Activity in Multiple TNBC Cell Lines

April 12th 2021

The combination of the PARP inhibitor talazoparib and carboplatin demonstrated synergistic activity in 7 cell lines of triple-negative breast cancer, with greater DNA damage and cell death observed in PARP inhibitor–resistant cell lines and at lower concentrations of talazoparib when combined with carboplatin.

Dabrafenib Plus Trametinib Provides Benefit Across Glioma Subtypes

April 12th 2021

Dual inhibition of the MAPK pathway using the BRAF and MEK inhibitors dabrafenib and trametinib, respectively, resulted in durable clinical benefit for patients with BRAF V600E mutant low- and high-grade glioma.

Adavosertib/Irinotecan Shows Early Activity in Pediatric Neuroblastoma

April 12th 2021

Adavosertib plus irinotecan showed early activity in a cohort of pediatric patients with neuroblastoma, thus meeting the protocol-defined efficacy end point of the 1/2 ADVL1312 trial.

FDA Authorizes Marketing of First AI Device to Detect Signs of Colon Cancer

April 12th 2021

The FDA has authorized the marketing of the first device that utilizes artificial intelligence based on machine learning to help clinicians detect lesions like polyps or suspected tumors in the colon in real time during a colonoscopy.

Novel Combinations Under Study in Advanced RCC

April 12th 2021

The activity and safety of investigational combinations will be subject to study in patients with advanced clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) as part of a phase 1b/2 umbrella platform trial.

Future Is Wide Open for HER2+ Breast Cancer

April 12th 2021

As longer-term follow-up data become available for several agents approved for HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer, investigators are looking closely at the characteristics of patients enrolled in those clinical trials to determine appropriate treatment strategies in the third-line setting and beyond.

AMG 176/Gilteritinib Combo Shows Preclinical Activity in FLT3-ITD+ AML

April 12th 2021

The combination of the selective MCL-1 inhibitor AMG 176 plus gilteritinib was found to synergistically target preclinical models of FLT3 internal tandem duplication–mutated acute myeloid leukemia.

Neratinib Plus Fulvestrant Fails to Meet Efficacy Threshold in ER+ Metastatic Breast Cancer

April 12th 2021

Neratinib in combination with fulvestrant was active in heavily pretreated patients with estrogen receptor-positive, metastatic breast cancer, although the clinical benefit rate did not meet the predefined efficacy criteria.

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