Vol. 21/No. 9 | OncologyLive

AI System Helps Guide Care for High-Risk Patients in Oncology

May 06, 2020

In an era of value-based care, the ability to triage the needs of patients with cancer who are most likely to experience significant difficulties is becoming a priority for community oncology practices and hospital systems.

Breast Cancer Guidelines Carve Out Category for Low ER Expression

May 04, 2020

The American Society of Clinical Oncology and College of American Pathologists have further refined their recommendations for estrogen receptor and progesterone receptor testing protocols in patients with breast cancer.

Agents Targeting ROS1 Gain Traction in NSCLC

May 01, 2020

The past 2 decades have been transformative for the treatment of non–small cell lung cancer; two-thirds of patients have been found to harbor molecular drivers, and a growing proportion of these are now targetable with FDA-approved drugs.

Investigators Seek to Supplant Oropharyngeal SOC With Proton Therapy

April 30, 2020

Hoping to minimize the off-target effects associated with radiation in patients with oropharyngeal cancer, investigators are testing the hypothesis that intensitymodulated proton therapy can deliver doses as effectively as the current standard of care with less damage to surrounding tissue.

No COVID-19 Detour for Global Hematology Therapies

April 29, 2020

With travel restrictions and reduced transportation options, the global spread of coronavirus disease 2019 has disrupted international networks that supply patients with biological materials needed for sophisticated hematologic therapies.

New Therapeutic Era Sparks Fresh Questions About Nephrectomy in RCC

April 25, 2020

Although fewer patients are undergoing cytoreductive nephrectomy as systemic treatments for renal cell carcinoma improve, the modality still has a vital role to play in the treatment paradigm—even in the modern age of immune checkpoint inhibitors.

MCL Treatments Step Away From Chemotherapy, Closer to a Cure

April 24, 2020

During a recent OncLive Peer Exchange®, a panel of hematologic cancer experts discussed several novel treatments that are changing the relapsed/refractory mantle cell lymphoma treatment landscape, including Bruton tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitors, BTK combinations, and chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy.

Value-Based Oncology Models Loop In Patients and Referring Physicians

April 24, 2020

Given the national push for value-based care, oncology practices such as Minnesota Oncology are modifying their treatment models to better coordinate care not only with patients but also with referring physicians.

CD19 CAR T-Cell Therapy Shows Efficacy in Real-World Setting

April 22, 2020

Investigators at Montefiore showed that axicabtagene-ciloleucel can be used successfully in ethnically diverse patients with high-risk, relapsed/refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma at an inner-city hospital.

COVID-19 Pandemic Exposes Faults in System, But May Prompt Advances in Telehealth and Research

April 21, 2020

What was simply unimaginable just a few weeks earlier regarding the potential impact of an infectious illness in the United States on jobs, schools, the economy, and personal and family safety has become a stream of daily pronouncements about the severity of the pandemic and how best to respond.