Dr Feigin discusses findings from a study on the varying effects of the benzodiazepines lorazepam and alprazolam on progression-free survival outcomes for patients with pancreatic cancer.
Jens Hillengass, MD, PhD, discusses the rationale for investigating exercise and its effect on functional performance in multiple myeloma, and highlights the methods utilized in this study.
Michael Feigin, PhD, discusses findings from a retrospective study investigating the association between benzodiazepines and survival outcomes in patients with pancreatic cancer.
In a 14-to-6 vote, the FDA’s Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee voted sufficient evidence has been provided to demonstrate the event-free survival benefit of eflornithine to reduce the risk of relapse in pediatric patients with high-risk neuroblastoma.
Exercises such as resistance training and walking were safe and effective interventions that were associated with improved frailty scores in patients with multiple myeloma receiving systemic treatment.
The benzodiazepines lorazepam and alprazolam had differing effects on progression-free survival (PFS) outcomes among patients with pancreatic cancer, with lorazepam demonstrating an association with decreased PFS and alprazolam prolonging PFS.
Addressing socioeconomic health disparities has been a crucial objective of health policy in the United States. The relationship between cancer incidence and mortality and socioeconomic status varies across malignancies.
Eunice Wang, MD, discusses the current standards for classifying and treating unfit patients with AML, treatment considerations for patients unfit for hypomethylating agents, and the potential role of investigational menin inhibitors and immunotherapies in this population.
Christos Fountzilas, MD, FACP, discusses findings from a study of molecular characterization in patients with colorectal cancer treated with cetuximab, an EGFR inhibitor, and pembrolizumab, a PD-1 inhibitor.
Although the incidence, location, and histology of esophageal cancer vary globally, patients in the Western World typically develop esophageal cancer in the distal esophagus or at the gastroesophageal junction.
Dr Dy discusses the development of CEACAM5-directed antibody-drug conjugates in non–small cell lung cancer, ongoing research with tusamitamab ravtansine, and the potential role of competing docetaxel-based combination strategies in the second-line setting.
Benjamin P. Levy, MD; Bhuvana Ramkumar, MD; and Neil Morganstein, MD, discuss the challenges with tissue testing facing care teams, as well as multilevel hurdles in procurement, analysis of results, and insurance.
Early experience with a newly designed pancreatic cancer multidisciplinary clinic workflow at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, New York, showed significant improvement in terms of time to subspecialty evaluation.
A targeted therapy for children with high-risk Hodgkin lymphoma was shown to significantly reduce relapse rates when tested in a clinical trial conducted by the Children’s Oncology Group and led by pediatric oncologists at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.
Courtney DiNardo, MD, MSCE; Eunice Wang, MD; and Jessica Altman, MD, discuss the scientific achievements they have witnessed in the field of leukemia and their hopes for the future of treating this disease.
Courtney DiNardo, MD, MSCE; Eunice Wang, MD; and Jessica Altman, MD, discuss how they turned career obstacles into opportunities and what they have learned from being women in the leukemia field.
Courtney DiNardo, MD, MSCE; Eunice Wang, MD; and Jessica Altman, MD, discuss the importance of strong mentorship relationships and the unique growth opportunities they found at different points of their careers.
Courtney DiNardo, MD, MSCE; Eunice Wang, MD; and Jessica Altman, MD, discuss the toughest challenges they faced in the leukemia field at the start of their fellowships and careers.
Drs DiNardo, Wang, and Altman discuss the challenges they faced in their early careers, the rollout of molecular profiling and targeted therapy in the early 2000s, and their growth from protégés to mentors.
Smoking is associated with the most widely known cancer causing carcinogen across the world. However, a second, more insidious factor has been increasingly recognized for its role in promoting cancer growth: obesity.
Study establishes rationale for combination approaches targeting multiple proteins — therapy produces responses in 70% of study participants, including those who who relapsed after prior CAR T therapy.
Eunice Wang, MD, discusses the long-term results of a phase 2 trial investigating crenolanib plus chemotherapy in adult patients with newly diagnosed FLT3-mutant acute myeloid leukemia.