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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.

AUA, ASTRO Issue Updated Guidelines for Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer

May 17th 2022

The American Urologic Association in collaboration with the American Society for Radiation Oncology has issued new practice guidelines for the management of clinically localized prostate cancer.

Toripalimab Produces Promising Clinical Activity in Metastatic Urothelial Cancer

May 17th 2022

The recombinant humanized anti–PD-1 monoclonal antibody toripalimab elicited an encouraging objective response rate with an acceptable toxicity profile in patients with metastatic urothelial cancer who were refractory to frontline chemotherapy.

Tisagenlecleucel Approved in Europe for Relapsed/Refractory Follicular Lymphoma

May 17th 2022

The European Commission has approved the CD19-targeting chimeric antigen receptor T-cell agent tisagenlecleucel for the treatment of adults with relapsed/refractory follicular lymphoma following at least 2 lines of systemic therapy.

Sabizabulin Yields Encouraging rPFS, Tolerable Toxicity Profile in Previously Treated mCRPC

May 17th 2022

The utilization of sabizabulin in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer who progressed on androgen receptor-targeting therapy yielded significant and durable objective tumor responses, according to results of a phase 1b/2 trial (NCT03752099).

Immunotherapy Plus Nadofaragene Firadenovec Could Display Synergistic Activity in NMIBC

May 17th 2022

Nadofaragene firadenovec combined with immune checkpoint inhibitors such as pembrolizumab may play a synergistic role in the treatment of patients with Bacillus Calmette–Guérin-unresponsive non–muscle invasive bladder cancer.

Finding the Underlying Mutations Driving CAR-T Failure

May 17th 2022

New research illuminates the mechanisms that make B-cell lymphomas resistant to important immunotherapy

The Saga of Regional Therapy in the Treatment of Ovarian Cancer

May 17th 2022

Despite numerous well-designed and conducted randomized trials, a definitive answer to the role of specific disease management remains unclear, particularly in the discussions of the optimal role for the regional delivery of cytotoxic chemotherapy in the treatment of patients with ovarian cancer.

Broader Testing Options Pave the Way for Increasingly Tailored Lung Cancer Treatments

May 17th 2022

The efficacy of targeted therapies for patients with lung cancer relies on detailed testing approaches found only in DNA- and RNA-based sequencing assays to identify specific mutations.

Antegrade Administration of Mitomycin Gel Provides Safe, Effective Approach in Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinoma

May 16th 2022

Data from a retrospective analysis demonstrated that mitomycin gel was safe and effective when administered using an antegrade approach in real-world populations of patients with low-grade upper tract urothelial cancer.

Neoadjuvant Tislelizumab/Nab-Paclitaxel Combo Produces Early Activity in MIBC

May 16th 2022

The combination of neoadjuvant tislelizumab and nab-paclitaxel elicited a high rate of pathologic complete response in patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer, according to preliminary findings from the phase 2 TRUCE-01 trial.

Frontline Nivolumab/Ipilimumab Misses OS End Point in PD-L1+ Unresectable or Metastatic Urothelial Carcinoma

May 16th 2022

The combination of nivolumab plus ipilimumab was not found to significantly improve overall survival over standard-of-care chemotherapy when used in the first-line treatment of patients with unresectable or metastatic urothelial carcinoma with a PD-L1 expression of 1% or higher.

Isatuximab Combo Significantly Improves PFS in Relapsed Multiple Myeloma

May 16th 2022

The addition of isatuximab-irfc to carfilzomib and dexamethasone resulted in a significant improvement in progression-free survival vs carfilzomib plus dexamethasone alone in patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma.

TROP-2, Nectin-4 Are Highly Expressed in Urothelial, Variant Histology Bladder Cancer

May 16th 2022

TROP-2 and Nectin-4, surface cell targets of sacituzumab govitecan and enfortumab vedotin, respectively, are highly expressed in urothelial cancer and variant histology bladder cancer.

Infigratinib Generates Activity in FGFR-Mutated Urothelial Carcinoma

May 16th 2022

Infigratinib yielded notable activity and tolerability in patients with localized upper tract urothelial carcinoma harboring FGFR1/2/3 mutations.

IS-002 Improves Prostate Cancer Visualization Prior to Robotic Prostatectomy

May 16th 2022

The novel, near-infrared, prostate-specific membrane antigen-targeted fluorophore IS-002 was safe, well-tolerated, and allowed for enhanced intraoperative tumor detection in patients undergoing robotic prostatectomy.

Quality of Life Is Maintained With Mitomycin Gel in Low-Grade Non–Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer

May 16th 2022

Patients with low-grade non-muscle invasive bladder cancer who received the chemoablative reverse thermal gel UGN-102 were found to have maintained health-related quality-of-life outcomes.

Neoadjuvant Axitinib Effective in Subgroup of Patients with Renal Cell Carcinoma

May 16th 2022

Neoadjuvant axitinib facilitated partial nephrectomy in patients with clear cell renal cell carcinoma and complex masses with an imperative indication for nephron-sparing surgery but no viable pathway to receive the procedure.

Darolutamide Added to ADT/Docetaxel Shows No Increased Toxicity in mHSPC

May 16th 2022

The combination of darolutamide plus androgen deprivation therapy and docetaxel presents adverse effects that are similar to those experienced with ADT plus docetaxel alone in patients with metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer.

Positive Harm-Benefit Data Found in PSA Screening for Black Patients With Prostate Cancer

May 15th 2022

Complementary approaches to quantifying overdiagnosis generated a more beneficial harm-benefit tradeoff of prostate-specific antigen screening, compared with previous estimates that used shorter follow-up from the introduction of screening.

Co-Treatment With Vitamin C Increases Therapeutic Effect of Chemotherapy in Cisplatin-Ineligible MIBC

May 15th 2022

Cisplatin-ineligible patients with locally advanced muscle invasive bladder cancer undergoing chemotherapy may benefit from simultaneous treatment with intravenous vitamin C.