Vol. 20/No. 23 | OncologyLive

New Perioperative Strategies Emerge for High-Risk, Resectable RCC

December 04, 2019

The current management of metastatic renal cell carcinoma reflects the progress of medical oncology throughout the past several decades. The standard of care has evolved from cytokine-based therapies to targeted molecular therapies and immune checkpoint inhibitor–based strategies.

Novel HER2-Targeted Agent May Improve Options in Recurrent Metastatic Breast Cancer

December 03, 2019

In an effort to expand treatment options for patients with recurrent HER2-positive breast cancer, investigators are testing a novel antibody-drug conjugate: [fam-] trastuzumab deruxtecan (DS-8201a). The drug has achieved breakthrough therapy status.

Genomic Era Trials Drive Discovery

December 02, 2019

Innovative clinical trials designed to exploit the explosion of data on the drivers of cancer are demonstrating value as tools to explore potential signals of efficacy across tumor types, according to oncology experts. These studies have become a feature of the drug discovery landscape in oncology and are likely to remain part of the fabric of clinical research in the genomic era.

ASTRO Presents First Guideline for RT in Pancreatic Cancer

November 30, 2019

Recent strides in systemic treatment approaches and the broader application of stereotactic radiation led the American Society for Radiation Oncology to issue its first guideline regarding radiation therapy in patients with pancreatic cancer.

Healthcare "Hot-Spotting" Generates Big Savings in Oncology

November 28, 2019

Focusing on the needs of patients with cancer who were likely to be “superutilizers” of healthcare resources resulted in lower costs, fewer hospital admissions, and higher patient satisfaction scores for Crystal Run Healthcare.

FDA Label Change Takes a Bite Out of Prescriptions

November 26, 2019

Immunotherapy prescriptions for patients with metastatic bladder cancer declined rapidly after the FDA altered the indications of 2 drugs, suggesting that oncologists can keep pace with changes associated with the agency’s accelerated approval program.

A Society That Worries About Risks Should Consider Cancer Prevention

November 23, 2019

When discussing the topic of vaccination to prevent serious childhood illness, an increasing number of individuals refuse to accept the unequivocally demonstrated value of this public health strategy despite the very low risk of harm.