Yale Cancer Center (YCC) is one of only 54 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the nation and the only such center in Connecticut. Cancer treatment for patients is available at Smilow Cancer Hospital through 13 multidisciplinary teams and at 15 Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Centers in Connecticut and Rhode Island. Comprehensive cancer centers play a vital role in the advancement of the NCI’s goal of reducing morbidity and mortality from cancer through scientific research, cancer prevention, and innovative cancer treatment.
David Braun, MD, PhD, discusses the findings from the phase 3 CONTACT-03 trial investigating immunotherapy rechallenge in patients with renal cell carcinoma and the implications of these findings on the RCC treatment paradigm.
Sarah Goldberg, MD, MPH, highlights the mechanism of action of VIC-1911, expands on its ongoing investigation in the phase 1 trial, and sheds light on next steps planned for the agent’s investigation in KRAS G12C–mutant non–small cell lung cancer.
While progress in outcomes has been greater in non–small cell lung cancer, recent advances, including molecularly targeted therapies against EGFR and ALK, checkpoint inhibitors that boost immune response, improved staging, and video-assisted surgery have all contributed to progress in treatment of all types of lung cancer, including in SCLC.
Stacey Stein, MD, discusses key considerations when selecting a first-line treatment approach for higher-risk patients with hepatocellular carcinoma, and in what scenarios the combination of atezolizumab and bevacizumab is a viable approach in this population.
Drs Garcia-Manero and Zeidan discuss the significance of efficacy and safety data from the COMMANDS trial in myelodysplastic syndrome, takeaways from the subgroup analyses, and expectations around treatment sequencing in the lower-risk population.
Daniel P. Petrylak, MD, discusses strategies he and his colleagues at Yale Cancer Center have employed to reduce the effect of the current chemotherapy shortage on patients, and emphasizes the need to reassess current manufacturing strategies in an effort to potentially mitigate future drug shortages.
Alessandro Santin, MD, discusses the rationale and design of a phase 2 trial of sacituzumab govitecan in patients with persistent or recurrent endometrial cancer; unmet needs for patients with this disease; and key findings from the stage 1 portion of the trial.
Paul Stockhammer, MD, PhD, discusses research into the association between alterations in multiple tumor suppressor genes and poorer outcomes in patients with EGFR-mutant lung cancer, which was presented at the 2023 ASCO Annual Meeting.
Michael Cecchini, MD, discusses the phase 3 PROSPECT trial of neoadjuvant chemoradiation vs neoadjuvant fluorouracil, leucovorin, and oxaliplatin chemotherapy with selective use of chemoradiation, followed by total mesorectal excision in patients with locally advanced rectal cancer, and how this regimen may fit into the current treatment landscape for rectal cancer.
Pamela Kunz, MD, details key clinical trial updates across the gastrointestinal cancer arena presented during the 2023 ASCO Annual Meeting, including the phase 3 PROSPECT trial in locally advanced rectal cancer and the phase 3 IMbrave050 trial in patients with resected in hepatocellular carcinoma at high risk of recurrence.
Sarah Goldberg, MD, MPH, discusses the design and key objectives of an ongoing phase 1a/b study of VIC-1911 as a monotherapy and in combination with sotorasib in KRAS G12C–mutant non–small cell lung cancer.
Amin Nassar, MD, discusses findings from a retrospective study of the use of EGFR TKI therapy, durvalumab, or observation following concurrent chemoradiation in patients with unresectable, stage III non–small cell lung cancer harboring EGFR mutations.
OncLive® will be LIVE with OncLive® News Network: On Location at the 2023 ASCO Annual Meeting. Each day, we will broadcast a series of interviews with top thought leaders, to learn their thoughts and reactions to data presented across hematologic oncology during the conference.
Roy S. Herbst, MD, PhD, discusses findings from the overall survival analysis of the phase 3 ADAURA trial of adjuvant osimertinib in patients with stage IB to IIIA resected non–small cell lung cancer harboring EGFR mutations.
Treatment with adjuvant osimertinib produced a statistically significant and clinically meaningful improvement in overall survival compared with placebo in patients with resected, EGFR-mutated, stage IB to IIIA non–small cell lung cancer.
Henry S. Park, MD, MPH, discusses the importance of considering radiation therapy in patients with non–small cell lung cancer and how this therapeutic approach can work in concert with targeted therapy and other systemic therapies.
Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital scientists and clinicians will present new research at the 2023 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, June 2nd to June 6th at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.