Yara Abdou, MD, discusses key updates in breast cancer research, including paradigm shifts on the horizon for trastuzumab deruxtecan, key data regarding capivasertib in the hormone receptor–positive, HER2-negative setting, and the importance of weighing the efficacy benefits of these agents with the risks for serious associated toxicities.
Lower rates of diarrhea and overall bowel dysfunction were reported with the use of neoadjuvant fluorouracil and oxaliplatin vs neoadjuvant pelvic chemoradiation with fluorouracil (5FCURT) in patients with locally advanced rectal cancer. However, lower rates of other toxicities were reported in patients treated with 5FCURT.
Lisa M. Carey, MD, ScM, FASCO, discusses upcoming treatments that could impact standard-of-care practices and the continually evolving role of antibody-drug conjugates role in the breast cancer treatment paradigm.
Hyman B. Muss, MD, discusses the potential benefits of metronomic chemotherapy and which patients with metastatic breast cancer could be candidates, as well as how to approach end-of-life conversations and decisions for patients.
Yara Abdou, MD, discusses the racial and clinical analysis of the RxPONDER trial, the need to further investigate the factors that create racial disparities in breast cancer, and the importance of enrolling minority populations onto clinical trials.
For Kevin Kalinsky, MD, MS, director of breast medical oncology at the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, his work on the RxPONDER trial serves as one of a few accomplishments for which he is grateful that have impacted clinical care.
The combination of PDS0101 and pembrolizumab led to encouraging responses and favorable safety with no grade 3 or greater treatment-related adverse effects in patients with checkpoint inhibitor–naïve HPV16-positive recurrent or metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, according to findings from a prespecified interim analysis of the phase 2 VERSATILE-002 study.
Dr Coombs discusses research that was presented at the 2021 ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition in chronic lymphocytic leukemia, including that with covalent and noncovalent BTK inhibitors, COVID-19 vaccinations, and time-limited combinations.
Jared Weiss, MD, sheds light on the exploration of adagrasib as a monotherapy and in combination with cetuximab in patients with KRAS G12C–mutated metastatic colorectal cancer, key findings from the KRYSTAL-1 study, and next steps for research.
Dr. Coombs discusses research that will be presented at the upcoming 2021 ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition in chronic lymphocytic leukemia, including that with covalent and noncovalent BTK inhibitors, COVID-19 vaccinations, and time-limited combinations.
Lisa A. Carey, MD, FASCO, discusses the updated results of the phase 3 PALOMA-3 trial in hormone receptor–positive, HER2-positive breast cancer.
Joshua F. Zeidner, MD, discusses the role that HMAs have played in the MDS treatment landscape and shared data reported with promising emerging agents like pevonedistat that can be combined with HMAs to improve outcomes for certain patient subsets.