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Frontline Cabozantinib Plus Atezolizumab Shows Favorable Survival in Advanced HCC

November 26, 2021

The combination of cabozantinib and atezolizumab led to a statistically significant improvement in progression-free survival and a numerical improvement in overall survival vs sorafenib as frontline treatment in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma, according to findings from the first planned analysis of the phase 3 COSMIC-312 trial.

Investigators Aim to Identify New Treatment Targets with Cancer Cell Map Initiative

November 16, 2021

The Cancer Cell Map Initiative, developed by investigators at the University of California San Francisco and the University of California San Diego, has successfully charted how hundreds of genetic mutations involved in breast cancer and cancers of the head and neck affect the activity of proteins that ultimately lead to disease.

Investigators Look to Overcome Resistance in Advanced HCC With Triplet Combinations

September 05, 2021

Triplet regimens leveraging novel agents targeted at overcoming mechanisms of resistance in combination with immune checkpoint inhibitors and anti-angiogenic therapies represent the next frontier in hepatocellular carcinoma.

Nab-paclitaxel Plus Gemcitabine Boosts Survival for Pancreatic Cancer in 5-year Follow-Up

July 29, 2021

Updated overall survival data from the APACT trial suggest improved outcomes for patients with resected pancreatic cancer who receive adjuvant nab-paclitaxel plus gemcitabine despite missing the primary end point in earlier analysis.

Emerging Quadruplets, Novel Targets, and Immunotherapy Advances Personalized Medicine in Multiple Myeloma

July 20, 2021

Thomas G. Martin, MD, discusses the latest news in frontline, early relapsed, and heavily pretreated multiple myeloma, including the growing promise of quadruplets, emerging targets beyond BCMA, and the potential emergence of quadruplets, venetoclax, and antiviral therapy in amyloidosis.

Adoption of BCMA-Directed CAR T-Cell Therapy Kickstarts A New Era in Multiple Myeloma

May 10, 2021

Nina Shah, MD, discusses the newfound role of BCMA-directed CAR T-cell therapies in multiple myeloma, how the field may select between ide-cel and cilta-cel if the latter is approved, and novel cellular therapies in clinical development.