Dr Oppong discusses factors that contribute to the ongoing disparity in breast cancer deaths among Black women vs White women, the importance of increased access to high-quality screening, and the need for more inclusive research efforts to close the gaps in breast cancer diagnosis and care.
Future advances in melanoma and other skin cancers should focus on team-oriented care and increasingly informed treatment sequencing regarding the roles of immunotherapy, targeted therapy, and surgery.
Bridget A. Oppong, MD, discussed the importance of recognizing and addressing gaps in outcomes between patients with breast cancer in different racial groups. She also addressed the need for better advocacy for Black patients and advocated for improved screening guidelines to close the gap in racial disparities in breast cancer care.
Treatment with ibrutinib for at least 5 years showed favorable complete response rates and tolerability in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma who were randomized to receive the BTK inhibitor in the phase 3 RESONATE-2 trial.
Anne M. Noonan, MBBCh, discusses prominent new therapies in hepatocellular carcinoma, the benefits of immunotherapy in gastric cancer, chemotherapy developments in pancreatic cancer, and the importance of considering HER2-targeted therapy in metastatic colorectal cancer.
A panel of hematology experts discuss use of steroids in the first-line setting as well as several subsequent-line treatments that have recently received FDA approval for patients with steroid-refractory chronic GVHD, which affects up to 50% of patients.
Nemtabrutinib, a potent, non-covalent BTK inhibitor, continued to demonstrate antitumor activity with an acceptable safety profile in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia and small lymphocytic lymphoma.
The FDA has approved pembrolizumab in patients with advanced endometrial cancer that is microsatellite instability-high or mismatch repair–deficient and who have disease progression following prior systemic therapy and are not candidates for curative surgery or radiation.
The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute has recruited Marcos J. de Lima, MD, to lead its Blood and Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapy programs, two key leadership positions within central Ohio’s only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and largest freestanding hospital.