Vol. 21/No. 23 | OncologyLive

Overcoming Clinical Challenges Associated With TP53-Mutant MDS, AML

December 15, 2020

TP53-mutant myelodysplastic syndromes and acute myeloid leukemia represent a molecularly distinct, poor-risk patient subgroup frequently associated with complex karyotypes, high propensity for relapse, and inferior overall survival.

Biomarkers Drive ICIs in Colon Cancer

December 14, 2020

December 14, 2020 - Immunotherapy agents have shown efficacy in malignant melanoma, kidney cancer, and non–small cell lung cancer, and investigators are examining the efficacy of checkpoint inhibitors in less immunogenic tumors such as colon cancer, particularly in tumors with high microsatellite instability and deficient mismatch repair genes.

COVID-19 Sharpens Focus on Drug Holidays

December 03, 2020

Having patients go on drug holidays or intermittent therapy is a common strategy during treatment of prostate cancer and several other malignancies, whether to provide temporary relief from adverse effects influencing quality of life, to prevent long-term health impacts, or to lessen drug resistance that would render the therapy ineffective.

Pandemic Heightens Stress of Cancer Diagnosis

December 01, 2020

From the Editor

The repercussions of delays in diagnosing cancer, either through screening or the presence of early symptoms, and of required modifications in standard-of-care management paradigms in the COVID-19 era are only now beginning to be fully appreciated.