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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.

Frontline Tislelizumab/Chemo Combo Improves OS in Advanced Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma

April 27th 2022

The combination of tislelizumab and chemotherapy resulted in a significant improvement in overall survival compared with chemotherapy alone in patients with locally advanced, recurrent or metastatic esophageal squamous cell carcinoma, irrespective of PD-L1 expression.

FDA Grants Fast Track Designation to VB-111 for Platinum-Resistant Ovarian Cancer

April 27th 2022

The FDA has granted a fast track designation to VB-111, a targeted anticancer viral gene therapy, for use as a potential therapeutic option in patients with platinum-resistant ovarian cancer.

FDA Grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation to Trastuzumab Deruxtecan for HER2-Low Metastatic Breast Cancer

April 27th 2022

The FDA has granted a breakthrough therapy designation to trastuzumab deruxtecan for the treatment of adult patients with unresectable or metastatic HER2-low breast cancer who have received a prior systemic therapy in the metastatic setting or developed disease recurrence during or within 6 months of completing adjuvant chemotherapy.

COVID-19 Vaccine Elicits Varied Immune Responses in cGVHD

April 27th 2022

Administration of the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine resulted in heterogeneous immune response in patients with chronic graft-vs-host disease (cGVHD), further highlighting concerns about protection against infection or severe COVID-19 disease in this population

Novel Agents Continue to Drive Treatment of NSCLC With EGFR, MET, and ALK Abnormalities

April 27th 2022

Jun Zhang, MD, PhD, discusses key clinical trials utilizing immunotherapy in non–small cell lung cancer, the continued importance of biomarker testing to help inform treatment decisions, and targeted therapies for EGFR, MET, and ALK mutations.

Beyond the Clinic: Leveraging Research to Tackle Lung Cancer Disparities

April 27th 2022

Lung cancer remains the most common cause of cancer death in the United States.

Vaccine Protects Most Cancer Patients From COVID-19, But Risk Remains Higher for Patients With Blood Cancers

April 27th 2022

A researcher at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center found the COVID-19 vaccine protected most cancer patients from getting COVID. However, patients with certain types of cancer have a higher and widely varied risk of breakthrough COVID infections after receiving the COVID vaccine.

Cancer-Specific Mortality Is Higher Among Younger Black Female Patients With Breast Cancer

April 27th 2022

The risk of cancer-specific mortality in breast cancer was increased for younger adult Black female patients compared with younger adult White female patients.

Neoadjuvant Pembrolizumab/Chemo Followed by Adjuvant Pembrolizumab Approaches EU Approval for High-Risk, Early-Stage TNBC

April 26th 2022

The European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use has recommended the approval of neoadjuvant pembrolizumab plus chemotherapy, followed by adjuvant pembrolizumab alone after surgery for adult patients with locally advanced or early-stage triple-negative breast cancer who are at a high risk for recurrence.

Nemvaleukin Alone and in Combination with Pembrolizumab Produces Efficacy in Advanced RCC

April 26th 2022

The IL-2 variant immunotherapy nemvaleukin alfa elicited responses and demonstrated safety as a single agent and in combination with pembrolizumab in patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma.

Matched Sibling Donor Transplant Shows Improved OS at 2 Years in Relapsed/Refractory ALL

April 26th 2022

Patients with relapsed/refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia who underwent matched sibling donor transplants had a significantly higher overall survival at 2 years compared with those who underwent haploidentical stem cell transplant.

Iomab-B Yields Beneficial Rates of HCT in Relapsed/Refractory AML

April 26th 2022

The use of 131-iodine generated high rates of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation in patients with relapsed/refractory acute myeloid leukemia who did not achieve a complete response following standard therapy.

Momelotinib Shows Promising JAK and ALK2 Inhibition in Myelofibrosis With Anemia

April 26th 2022

Srdan Verstovsek, MD, PhD, discusses the preliminary results of the MOMENTUM study and the potential for ALK2 inhibitor success in the larger anemia treatment landscape.

Tissue Is Still the Issue: Pathology Expert Discusses Clinical Needs in the Molecular Era

April 26th 2022

Lynette M. Sholl, MD, discusses why cancer pathologists still want better tissue samples.

Administration of RP1 Through Intratumoral Injection Offers Unique Advantages in Melanoma Treatment

April 26th 2022

Oncolytic immunotherapy with talimogene laherparepvec and vusolimogene oderparepvec has the potential to provide unique clinical benefits in patients with melanoma through direct intratumoral administration.

Itolizumab Generates Rapid Responses, Lowers Surface CD6 Levels in aGVHD

April 25th 2022

Itolizumab decreased levels of cell surface CD6 and increased soluble CD6 in serum in patients with acute graft-vs-host-disease.

CAR NK Cell Therapies Show Preliminary Safety and Efficacy in AML, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

April 25th 2022

The novel allogeneic CAR-engineered natural killer cell therapies, NKX101 and NKX01, showcased early signs of safety and efficacy when utilized in the treatment of heavily pretreated patients with acute myeloid leukemia and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Mosunetuzumab Approaches EU Approval for Relapsed or Refractory Follicular Lymphoma

April 25th 2022

The European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use has recommended approval under conditional marketing authorization for mosunetuzumab for use in adult patients with relapsed or refractory follicular lymphoma who have previously received at least 2 therapies.

Ruxolitinib Could Prevent Serious GVHD Following Allogeneic HCT

April 25th 2022

The use of ruxolitinib following an allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation was associated with the prevention of serious graft-versus-host disease.

Match-Adjusted Comparison Shows Comparable Efficacy Outcomes for Axi-cel and Tisa-cel in Follicular Lymphoma

April 25th 2022

Results of a match-adjusted analysis of patients with follicular lymphoma treated with axicabtagene ciloleucel in ZUMA-5 trial vs those treated with tisagenlecleucel in ELARA showed a similar efficacy profile between the 2 cellular therapies.