Latest from UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

Sara A. Hurvitz, MD, Neelima Denduluri, MD, and Madelaine Kuiper, MSN, RN, discuss the rise of HER2-targeted therapies and their implications on the field.
Zev A. Wainberg, MD discusses the efficacy findings of pembrolizumab monotherapy versus chemotherapy for patients with PD-L1–positive advanced gastric and gastroesophageal junction cancer of high combined positive score in cohort 1 of the phase II KEYNOTE-059 and in the phase III KEYNOTE-061 and KEYNOTE-062 studies.
Pembrolizumab monotherapy in the first and later lines of therapy leads to more durable responses and meaningfully improves overall survival compared with chemotherapy in patients with advanced gastric/gastroesophageal junction cancer with a high number of PD-L1–expressing cells in the tumor, lymphocytes, and macrophages.
Sara A. Hurvitz, MD, associate professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) medical director of the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center Clinical Research Unit, co-director of the Santa Monica-UCLA Outpatient Oncology Practices, and director, Breast Cancer Clinical Trials Program, UCLA, discusses the evolution of treatment in metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer.
Sara A. Hurvitz, MD, discusses treatment options for patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer.
Madelaine Kuiper, MSN, RN, discusses the adverse event of interstitial lung disease, which can occur in patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer who have received fam-trastuzumab deruxtecan-nxki.
Sarah A. Hurvitz, MD, medical oncologist, medical director, Clinical Research Unit for University of California, Los Angeles Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses the findings in the DESTINY-Breast01 trial of patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer.
Joshua P. Sasine, MD, PhD, discusses the challenges in predicting a patient’s individual benefit with CAR T-cell therapy in hematologic malignancies. 
 
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