Vol. 21/No. 6 | OncologyLive

Experts Weigh In on Top Abstracts From Genitourinary Cancers Symposium

March 18, 2020

How to best pair immune checkpoint inhibitors with other agents known to have efficacy in genitourinary cancers was a key avenue of inquiry of many of the studies presented at the 2020 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium.

Moving to Electronic Prior Authorization Requires Incremental Steps

March 18, 2020

In a time of tremendous technological advancement, how is it that 90% of communications between providers and payers for prior authorizations are still done by phone or fax, and how do we move to more automated processes?1

Automated Prior Authorization Catches On

March 17, 2020

In January, America’s Health Insurance Plans in collaboration with payers representing 60 million covered individuals launched the Fast Prior Authorization Technology Highway to improve the prior authorization process.

Taking a Practical Approach to Acute GVHD

March 17, 2020

Although acute graft-versus-host disease remains potentially fatal for patients who undergo allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, prevention and treatment strategies for this complication are evolving.

AXL Kinase Becomes a Therapeutic Target in Its Own Right

March 17, 2020

Despite being implicated across the spectrum of cancer hallmarks, aberrant AXL signaling is just starting to emerge as a distinct anticancer target, with a growing focus on specific inhibitors as well as alternative novel drug designs.

Investigators Pursue Less-Toxic Treatment in Frontline CLL

March 16, 2020

Investigators are evaluating whether the addition of venetoclax to a standard doublet regimen in chronic lymphocytic leukemia can induce responses deep enough to allow patients to not only suspend long-term treatment but also avoid associated toxicity.

Updated Guideline Moves Genetic Testing Beyond BRCA

March 13, 2020

Driven by advances in genetic testing methods and the discovery of actionable mutations beyond BRCA, an update to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network’s Guidelines for genetic testing in breast, ovarian, and pancreatic cancers encompasses a much broader range of genes that predict risk for disease occurrence.

Vaccines Show Promise and Pitfalls of Public Health Strategies

March 13, 2020

Segments of the population have apparently rejected the well-documented clinical utility of vaccination for protecting individual and public health. An immediate specific concern is the contentious matter of measles vaccination, which has been well-reported in the lay press.