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Pembrolizumab Triplet Prolongs PFS and OS Across Subgroups in Persistent, Recurrent, and Metastatic Cervical Cancer

June 06, 2022

Pembrolizumab plus chemotherapy with or without bevacizumab prolonged progression-free survival and overall survival in key subgroups of patients with persistent, recurrent, or metastatic cervical cancer, displaying benefits similar to those seen in the broader patient population.

BTK Inhibitors Represent the Preferred Frontline Regimen in CLL

August 13, 2021

The majority of patients with newly diagnosed chronic lymphocytic leukemia have better outcomes with BTK inhibitors compared with standard chemoimmunotherapy, making them the logical choice for frontline therapy.

Dr. Ou on the FDA Approval of Pembrolizumab in SCLC

June 18, 2019

Sai-Hong Ignatius Ou, MD, PhD, Health Science Associate Clinical Professor, University of California, Irvine, Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California, discusses the FDA approval of pembrolizumab (Keytruda) in small cell lung cancer (SCLC).

Fulvestrant/Anastrozole Combo Improves Survival in Metastatic HR+ Breast Cancer

March 29, 2019

The frontline combination of fulvestrant and anastrozole resulted in a sustained benefit in progression-free survival and a significant improvement in overall survival compared with anastrozole alone in patients with postmenopausal, HR–positive metastatic breast cancer, according to long-term results of the SWOG S0226 trial.

Dr. Ou on the Use of Crizotinib in Patients With ROS1-Rearranged NSCLC

May 05, 2018

Sai-Hong I. Ou, MD, professor, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, discusses the use of crizotinib (Xalkori) in the treatment of patients with ROS1-rearranged non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

BTK Inhibitors Mushroom in Blood Cancer Field

January 20, 2017

It was little more than 3 years ago that ibrutinib became the first Bruton tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor to gain the FDA’s approval with a second-line indication for patients with mantle cell lymphoma.

Dr. Susan O'Brien Compares Ibrutinib With Chemoimmunotherapy in Frontline CLL

August 11, 2016

Susan M. O'Brien, MD, associate director for Clinical Science for the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, medical director of the Sue and Ralph Stern Center for Cancer Clinical Trials and Research, UC Irvine Health, discusses how ibrutinib (Imbruvica) compares with chemoimmunotherapy as a frontline treatment for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

Expert Sheds Light on Role of Next-Generation Agents in CLL

June 01, 2016

Susan M. O'Brien, MD, discusses upcoming novel treatments in relapsed/refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia, such as the next generation of inhibition with BTK, SYK, and PI3K, as well as the outcomes of the recent RESONATE-2 trial.

Dr. Ou on Alectinib as Treatment for NSCLC

September 16, 2014

Sai-Hong Ignatius Ou, MD, PhD, Health Science Associate Clinical Professor, University of California, Irvine, Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California, discusses data on alectinib as treatment for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with brain metastases.