Vol. 20/No. 22 | OncologyLive

Emerging Immunotherapy Combos Seek to Capitalize on the Powers of RT

November 20, 2019

A growing appreciation of the immunomodulatory properties of radiation therapy (RT) and their role in the rare, but highly sought-after “abscopal effect”—whereby localized RT elicits systemic antitumor effects—is fueling excitement in the radiation oncology field.

Prostate Cancer Consensus Panel to Script Testing Guidelines for Inherited Disease

November 19, 2019

Although the oncology community has made many advancements in understanding the role of germline mutations in prostate cancer, a pressing need exists for clarity in determining which genes should be included in testing panels and what steps should be taken to counsel patients at risk and their families.

ASCO Guidelines on VTE Add New Oral Agents

November 19, 2019

Updated venous thromboembolism (VTE) guidelines issued by the American Society of Clinical Oncology now include the use of direct oral anticoagulants for patients with cancer as a preventive measure against VTE recurrence.

New Therapies Set Stage for Dramatic Changes in Bladder Cancer

November 18, 2019

The number of new therapies that have shown singleagent activity in metastatic disease, the earlier use of immune checkpoint blockade, and our continued attempts to refine our knowledge of the pathogenesis of urothelial carcinoma are expected to dramatically change treatment algorithms and outcomes over the next 5 to 10 years.

Rapid Growth of Targeted Therapies in AML Spurs Need for More Learning

November 14, 2019

During a recent OncLive Peer Exchange® program, a panel of leukemia experts provided an overview of these agents and shared their perspectives on how clinicians can incorporate them into their clinical practice.

Cancer Research Versus Care: Just How Different Are the Goals?

November 13, 2019

The often intense and frequently highly focused effort to seek scientific purity in answering questions within cancer clinical trials raises serious concerns regarding the ethical foundation of certain studies.