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Two Fellows Use Online Resources to Boost Genetic Testing

April 16, 2022

Widespread germline testing in the United States could prevent cancer in hundreds of thousands of people. However, despite known benefits, uptake for genetic testing has been slow: only 1 in 5 individuals use recommended genetic services even when there is a significant family history of colorectal, breast, or ovarian cancer.

Tagawa Breaks Down FGFR Testing and the Use of Erdafitinib in Bladder Cancer

November 08, 2021

Dr. Tagawa discusses the incidence and identification of FGFR alterations in bladder cancer, the approval and use of erdafitinib in the second-line setting for patients with advanced bladder cancer, and research directions with the FGFR inhibitor in the field.

It’s Not a Small World for Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment

October 27, 2021

Isabel Preeshagul, DO, MBS; Catherine Ann Shu, MD; and Ashish Saxena, MD, PhD, discuss the latest findings in small cell lung cancer based on studies that were presented during the 2021 ESMO Congress, 2021 World Conference on Lung Cancer, and 2021 ASCO Annual Meeting.

Living In a Targeted Therapy Revolution of NSCLC

October 27, 2021

Isabel Preeshagul, DO, MBS; Catherine Ann Shu, MD; and Ashish Saxena, MD, PhD, share insight on the data with novel targeted agents with impressive efficacy in patients with lung cancer, as seen at the 2021 ESMO Congress and the 2021 World Conference on Lung Cancer.

Neoadjuvant and Stage IV Immunotherapy Data Shaking Up Lung Cancer Paradigm

October 27, 2021

Isabel Preeshagul, DO, MBS; Catherine Ann Shu, MD; and Ashish Saxena, MD, PhD, highlight results with immunotherapy in the neoadjuvant and stage IV setting in lung cancer that were presented at the 2021 World Conference on Lung Cancer and the 2021 ESMO Congress.

Adjuvant Immunotherapy Breakthroughs in Lung Cancer from ESMO 2021

October 27, 2021

Isabel Preeshagul, DO, MBS; Catherine Ann Shu, MD; and Ashish Saxena, MD, PhD, discuss breakthroughs in adjuvant immunotherapy in lung cancer from data presented at the 2021 ESMO Congress and 2021 World Conference on Lung Cancer.

A New Era of Precision Medicine Takes Shape in Prostate Cancer

October 26, 2021

Prostate cancer is a highly hetero-geneous disease, with individual tumor cells having distinct genomic and pheno-typic characteristics, resulting in a great deal of variability in patients’ disease course.

Tagawa Takes Stock of Future of Sacituzumab Govitecan in Urothelial Carcinoma

August 16, 2021

Sacituzumab govitecan-hziy, a Trop-2directed antibody-drug conjugate with an SN-38 payload, has carved out a role in the treatment landscape for patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial cancer following accelerated approval by the FDA.