By: Jane de Lartigue, PhD
Immunotherapies designed to exploit the host immune system to specifically target cancer cells exploded onto the oncology scene in the mid-1980s, when the first such agents started to show success in melanoma and renal cell carcinoma.
By: Jason Harris
Armando E. Giuliano, MD, a 2018 OncLive Giants of Cancer Care® award winner in Surgical Oncology, disrupted the treatment landscape for early breast cancer when he introduced sentinel lymph node biopsy. The result led to improved quality of life and reduced the need for radical breast cancer procedures for many patients.
By: Tony Berberabe, MPH
A new set of recommendations for the treatment of small bowel adenocarcinoma, a relatively rare type cancer of the gastrointestinal tract, have been created by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. The guidelines are the first in the United States and second in the world to recommend treatments specific to the malignancy, which is often diagnosed at advanced stages.
By: Jason Harris
In men with oligometastatic prostate cancer, treatment with stereotactic ablative radiation led to significant improvements in progression-free survival, especially in highrisk mutation-negative patients, and confirmed the value of tests for predicting benefit from SABR, according to findings from the phase II ORIOLE trial presented at the 61st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology.
By: Rachel Narozniak
A partnership between a healthcare system in Morristown, New Jersey, and a genomics research institute in Phoenix, Arizona, has led to the opening of a center dedicated to offering phase I cancer trials in community settings and improving access for patients with limited coverage.
By: Maurie Markman, MD
Even if a disease is diagnosed as “incurable,” or progression to a state of incurability subsequently develops, the time between diagnosis and death is being prolonged and the quality of life improved with novel oncologic interventions, such that continued therapeutic efforts are justified.