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Sarah Crafton, MD, discusses the ongoing development of agents targeting key biomarkers in ovarian cancer, such as FRα and HER2; expands on the integration of mirvetuximab soravtansine into clinical practice and its investigation in earlier lines; and emphasizes the importance of continued patient enrollment onto ongoing or planned ADC trials in ovarian cancer.
Eirwen M. Miller, MD, highlights data that have impacted the treatment armamentarium for patients with endometrial cancer and mismatch repair–deficient or mismatch repair–proficient disease throughout the course of 2023.
The Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute announced today that it has established one of the region’s first clinics dedicated to precision cancer medicine and has appointed nationally recognized medical oncologist Ariel Lopez-Chavez, MD, MS, to serve as director of the new clinic.
A phase 1/2 study will assess the safety and efficacy of azeliragon in patients refractory to first-line treatment of metastatic pancreatic cancer.
Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute’s (AHNCI) Radiation Oncology program recently attained accreditation from the American Society for Radiation Oncology APEx - Accreditation Program for Excellence® for all 13 of its radiation oncology facilities.
Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute unveiled its new, state-of-the-art Skin Cancer Center at West Penn Hospital, featuring a first-in-the-region full-body 3D imaging system that provides custom digital surveillance for skin abnormalities.
Interventional Radiologists at Allegheny Health Network's West Penn Hospital are the first in the region, and among the first in the country, to use a cutting-edge new technology called the Aliya Pulsed Electrical Field system, to target and eradicate cancer cells while preserving healthy adjacent tissues.
More surgeons are having in-depth conversations with their patients with breast cancer and prophylactic patients about the fact that nerves will have to be cut during their mastectomy, how that will impact sensation and quality of life, and how surgeon collaboration and breast neurotization can help restore sensation.
Suzanne B. Coopey, MD, FACS, discusses the benefits seen with the de-escalation of axillary lymph node surgery for patients with breast cancer, as well as current recommendations for the de-escalation or omission of this procedure.
Christie J. Hilton, DO, discusses the first-line standard of care and changes in the second-line SOC, including key findings from the phase 3 DESTINY-Breast03 trial, in patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer.
Suzanne B. Coopey, MD, FACS, discusses the de-escalation of axillary lymph node surgery, shifts in the use of radiation oncology, and changes in the treatment paradigm for HER2-positive breast cancer.
Christie J. Hilton, DO, details the evolving role of trastuzumab deruxtecan in HER2-positive breast cancer and the potential to de-escalate therapy in early-stage disease.
Christie J. Hilton, DO, discusses the impact of trastuzumab deruxtecan on the treatment of patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer and ongoing research with the agent in this patient population.
In this sixth episode of OncChats: Immunotherapy and You, John Nakayama, MD, and Ali Amjad, MD, highlight the success seen with checkpoint inhibitors in gynecologic cancers, biomarkers of interest, and recent approvals in the space.
In this fifth episode of OncChats: Immunotherapy and You, John Nakayama, MD, and Ali Amjad, MD, discuss PD-1 blockade, potential biomarkers of response to treatment with immunotherapy, and the potential for these agents in the neoadjuvant setting.
In this fourth episode of OncChats: Immunotherapy and You, John Nakayama, MD, and Ali Amjad, MD, highlight long-term survival data reported with immunotherapy approaches in patients with gynecologic cancers.
The benefit of PARP maintenance therapy for patients with advanced ovarian cancer differs depending on a number of factors, including the homologous recombination and BRCA mutation status of the tumor.