The addition of the investigational anti-CD39 antibody TTX-030 to frontline treatment with the PD-L1 inhibitor budigalimab and mFOLFOX6 was determined to be safe and tolerable in patients with locally advanced or metastatic HER2-negative gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma.
Sara A. Hurvitz, MD, medical oncologist and medical director at the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center Clinical Research Unit, discussed pivotal findings in the HER2-positive treatment landscape that possess the potential to change practice.
The integration of HER2-targeted therapies into the treatment paradigm for patients with early-stage breast cancer, specifically the standard trastuzumab, has shifted focus away from whether patients should receive to how and when they should receive treatment with these agents.
Dr Hurvitz sheds light on shifts in practice patterns in HER2-positive breast cancer in light of data that emerged in 2021, remaining questions regarding treatment sequencing, the importance of updates to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines in metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer, and future directions to keep an eye on in 2022.
Although pembrolizumab monotherapy showed noninferiority to chemotherapy for overall survival in patients with advanced gastric or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma and a PD-L1 combined positive score of 1 or higher, and a clinically meaningful benefit over chemotherapy in those with a CPS of 10 or higher, pembrolizumab plus chemotherapy failed to show superiority over chemotherapy alone in either subset.
The addition of ADXS-503 to the treatment of patients with metastatic non–small cell lung cancer who were progressing on pembrolizumab (Keytruda) resulted in encouraging responses and durable disease control, according to findings from the phase 1/2 trial.
The use of androgen deprivation therapy and prolongation of adjuvant ADT to at least 18 months in conjunction with definitive radiotherapy provides clinically meaningful benefit for patients with localized prostate cancer, irrespective of radiation dose.