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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.

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.

Up-Front Avelumab Maintenance Improves OS in Urothelial Carcinoma

May 14th 2022

Avelumab plus best supportive care produced a benefit in overall survival in patients with advanced urothelial carcinoma that had not progressed with first-line platinum-based chemotherapy.

Darolutamide Maintains OS Benefit in Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

May 14th 2022

Darolutamide elicited consistent benefits in overall survival and prostate-specific antigen outcomes, irrespective of prior local therapy with radiotherapy or radical prostatectomy, in patients with nonmetastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.

Relugolix Shows Acceptable Safety in Patients With Advanced Prostate Cancer Enrolled to HERO Trial

May 14th 2022

Results from a detailed safety analysis of the pivotal phase 3 HERO trial showed that relugolix, an oral gonadotropin-releasing hormone receptor antagonist, had an acceptable toxicity profile with favorable tolerability in patients with advanced prostate cancer.

Enzalutamide/ADT Shows Long-Term Survival Benefit in mHSPC Regardless of Prior Local Treatment

May 14th 2022

Enzalutamide added to androgen deprivation therapy demonstrated a benefit in overall survival, radiographic progression-free survival, undetectable prostate-specific antigen rates, objective response rates, and other end points vs placebo/ADT in patients with metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer regardless of whether or not they received prior local therapy.

ARAFOR Data Reveal Favorable Safety, Tolerability With Long-Term Darolutamide Exposure in mCRPC

May 14th 2022

Darolutamide was found to have a favorable safety and tolerability profile in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer who were enrolled to the phase 1 ARAFOR study and received extended treatment with the agent for more than 4 years.

Niraparib Plus Abiraterone Acetate/Prednisone Achieves Responses in HRR Gene–Altered mCRPC

May 14th 2022

The addition of niraparib to abiraterone acetate and prednisone achieved for promising response rates in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer and homologous recombination repair gene alterations who had progressed on prior treatment with an androgen receptor–targeted therapy.

Nivolumab Offers Long-Term DFS Benefits in Urothelial Carcinoma

May 14th 2022

According to longer follow-up data from the phase 3 CheckMate 274 trial, patients with high-risk, muscle-invasive urothelial carcinoma continued to experience clinically meaningful improvements in disease-free survival when treated with adjuvant nivolumab vs placebo.

18F-rhPSMA-7.3 Increases Upstaging of Disease in Recurrent Prostate Cancer

May 13th 2022

PET/CT scans conducted with 18F-rhPSMA-7.3 frequently resulted in post-scan disease upstaging compared with baseline conventional imaging in patients with prostate cancer recurrence.

N-803 Plus BCG Produces Clinically Meaningful Benefit in BCG-Unresponsive Bladder Cancer

May 13th 2022

The addition of the IL15RaFc superagonist N-803 to Bacillus Calmette–Guérin led to prolonged complete responses and disease-free survival (DFS) in patients with BCG-unresponsive non–muscle invasive bladder cancer with carcinoma in situ and papillary histology, respectively.

Immune-Related Adverse Effects Linked to Longer Survival With Pembrolizumab in Metastatic Urothelial Carcinoma

May 13th 2022

Patients with metastatic urothelial carcinoma who received pembrolizumab achieved prolonged median progression-free and overall survival after experiencing an immune-related adverse effect.

Stanford Faculty Break Down Advancements in Women’s Cancer Care

May 13th 2022

Advancements in treatment options across the spectrum on women’s cancers include de-escalating therapy in HER2-positive breast cancer, using tisotumab vedotin-tftv in cervical cancer, shifting therapies to the frontline setting in endometrial cancer, and using checkpoint inhibitors in ovarian cancer.

Sotigalimab Plus Nivolumab Shows Encouraging Activity in Anti–PD-1 Refractory Melanoma

May 13th 2022

The combination of sotigalimab and nivolumab elicited durable responses with a reasonable safety profile in patients with melanoma who were refractory to anti–PD-1 therapy, according to data from a phase 2 trial.

Precision Medicine Advances in Cancer Treatment Highlighted at Inaugural Sylvester Conference

May 13th 2022

Innovative advances in personalized care, immunotherapy, and targeted treatment for people with many types of cancer were the focus of the inaugural Miami Precision Medicine Conference, held April 2 at the Ritz-Carlton in Fort Lauderdale.

Navicixizumab/Paclitaxel Combo Demonstrates Early Promise in Platinum-Resistant Ovarian Cancer

May 13th 2022

The addition of navicixizumab to paclitaxel produced encouraging responses with manageable toxicity in patients with platinum-resistant ovarian cancer irrespective of prior treatment with bevacizumab.

Emerging Targeted Therapies Continue to Shift Paradigm in EGFR Exon 20–Mutated NSCLC

May 12th 2022

Edward Kim, MD, MBA, discussed the facets of each presentation from the meeting, featuring other emerging targeted therapies in NSCLC, biomarker testing in the space, frontline immunotherapy in NSCLC, and the current management of small cell lung cancer.

Pilot Study Shows Promising Results With CPX-351 in Relapsed/Refractory ALL

May 12th 2022

Bijal Shah, MD, MS, discusses the results of a phase 2 pilot study investigating CPX-351 in adults with high-risk relapsed/refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia, as well as next steps for research in this patient population.

Sexual Harassment Rates Across Oncology Call for Improved Policies and Protections

May 12th 2022

Seventy percent of practicing oncologists had experienced sexual harassment by peers or superiors within 1 year, highlighting a substantial issue for both women and men, according to findings from a study that were published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Ovarian Suppression with GnRH Agonists Can Aid Fertility Preservation in Breast Cancer

May 12th 2022

Treatment regimens that include ovarian suppression with a gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist have gained momentum in recent years as a potential solution to address treatment-related early menopause for women with breast cancer.