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Expert commentaries on the latest practice-influencing developments from international congresses.


2019 ASCO Annual Meeting

19-06-2019 | Radiotherapy | ASCO 2019 | Article

Researcher comment: Fewer AEs with proton versus photon radiotherapy

Brian Baumann presents their comparative analysis of the adverse event profiles of proton and photon radiotherapy in nonmetastatic patients receiving chemoradiotherapy with curative intent for various solid tumors, including lung cancer (5:28).

13-06-2019 | Screening | ASCO 2019 | Article

Researcher comment: Screening underserved groups with the Lung Bus

Mellisa Wheeler talks about how their mobile low dose-CT lung scanning unit – the Lung Bus – is helping to reach underserved populations in North Carolina, USA. She also comments on the issues of access to care and overscreening, and outlines the next steps (3:54).

12-06-2019 | Urothelial cancer | ASCO 2019 | Article

Expert comment: Phase II trial of enfortumab vedotin in urothelial cancer

ASCO expert Robert Dreicer gives his quick take on why the enfortumab vedotin data reported at the meeting hold so much promise for advanced urothelial carcinoma patients who have progressed on prior therapy (1:25).

12-06-2019 | Urothelial cancer | ASCO 2019 | Article

Researcher comment: Enfortumab vedotin active in advanced urothelial carcinoma

Investigator Daniel Petrylak summarizes the key results of the phase II EV-201 trial of the antibody–drug conjugate enfortumab vedotin in patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial cancer (2:42).

04-06-2019 | Non-small cell lung cancer | ASCO 2019 | Article

Expert comment: 5-year update of KEYNOTE-001

ASCO expert David Graham tells us just why he thinks the 5-year survival data from the advanced non-small-cell lung cancer patients enrolled in the phase Ib KEYNOTE-001 trial are so remarkable (1:26).

04-06-2019 | Castration-sensitive prostate cancer | ASCO 2019 | Article

Expert comment: ENZAMET and TITAN trials

Earle Burgess provides an independent commentary on the ENZAMET and TITAN results presented at the 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting, and discusses what these data mean for patients and physicians (2:57).

04-06-2019 | Castration-sensitive prostate cancer | ASCO 2019 | Article

Researcher comment: OS boost with enzalutamide in metastatic CSPC setting

Christopher Sweeney presents the main findings of the ENZAMET trial, which evaluated the impact of supplementing androgen deprivation therapy with enzalutamide in men with advanced castration-sensitive prostate cancer (3:10).

03-06-2019 | Non-small cell lung cancer | ASCO 2019 | Article

Researcher comment: 5-year KEYNOTE-001 results show long-lasting survival for some advanced NSCLC patients

Edward Garon presents the 5-year follow-up results of the advanced non-small-cell lung cancer cohort of the phase I KEYNOTE-001 trial of pembrolizumab monotherapy (4:12).

01-06-2019 | Lung cancer | ASCO 2019 | Article

Expert highlights: Lung cancer at ASCO 2019

Advisory Board member Ross Camidge comments on his picks for the most exciting lung cancer research being presented at the 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting, including the RELAY trial and the ARROW trial of the RET inhibitor BLU-667 (3:13).

01-06-2019 | Castration-sensitive prostate cancer | ASCO 2019 | Article

Researcher comment: Apalutamide addition improves metastatic CSPC survival

Study author Axel Merseburger takes us through the TITAN trial investigating the addition of apalutamide to androgen deprivation therapy in the metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer setting, and also addresses the key question of how physicians should choose between the available treatment options (3:03).

AACR Annual Meeting 2019

02-04-2019 | Immunotherapy | Video | Article

Researcher comment: The impact of lifestyle factors on the gut microbiome and immunotherapy response

Christine Spencer outlines her study investigating the effect of diet and supplements on gut microbiota and response to anti-PD-1 therapy in patients with metastatic melanoma, and discusses how the findings may be relevant to other tumor types (3:43).

02-04-2019 | Non-small cell lung cancer | Video | Article

Researcher comment: Liquid biopsy noninferior to tissue biopsy for identifying genomic targets in metastatic NSCLC

Researcher Vassiliki Papadimitrakopoulou describes the findings of the prospective NILE study evaluating the clinical utility of genotyping cell-free DNA in patients with a new diagnosis of metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer (3:21).

01-04-2019 | Malignant pleural disease | Video | Article

Researcher comment: CAR T-cell therapy for malignant pleural disease

Prasad Adusumilli outlines the key results of their phase I trial showing promising safety and efficacy of a mesothelin-targeted chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy in patients with malignant pleural disease, and also discusses the next steps (4:09).

ESMO 2018 Congress

19-11-2018 | Head and neck cancers | ESMO 2018 | Video

Experts reflect on their highlights from ESMO 2018

Hisham Mehanna, Ricardo Alvarez and Massimo Christofanilli, and Thomas Seufferlein discuss their ESMO 2018 highlights in head & neck, breast, and gastrointestinal cancer, respectively (7:42).

30-10-2018 | Colorectal cancer | ESMO 2018 | Video

Nivolumab plus low-dose ipilimumab promising for treatment-naïve MSI-high mCRC

Heinz-Josef Lenz outlines the results of CheckMate-142 study investigating combination immunotherapy in the first-line treatment of patients with MSI-high metastatic colorectal cancer, and discusses the unmet needs of those with MSI-low tumors (5:58).

30-10-2018 | Castration-resistant prostate cancer | ESMO 2018 | Video

Abiraterone alone likely suppresses testosterone sufficiently in mCRPC patients

Carsten Ohlmann discusses findings of the phase II SPARE trial that investigated forgoing LHRH therapy in metastatic prostate cancer patients receiving abiraterone acetate (5:16).

30-10-2018 | Renal cell carcinoma | ESMO 2018 | Video

Expert comment on the JAVELIN Renal 101 trial

ESMO expert Markus Joerger gives his views on the JAVELIN Renal 101 study pitting the combination of avelumab and axitinib against sunitinib in the first-line advanced RCC setting (1:48).

28-10-2018 | Breast cancer | ESMO 2018 | Video

Tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes show prognostic potential in HER2-positive breast cancer

Maria Vittoria Dieci describes the ShortHER trial’s findings on tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes and their prognostic value in patients undergoing treatment for early HER2-positive breast cancer (6:03).

24-10-2018 | Tamoxifen | ESMO 2018 | Video

Serum analysis sheds light on tamoxifen adherence

Barbara Pistilli discusses the CANTO COMPLETE study of premenopausal breast cancer patient adherence to endocrine therapy (4:31).

24-10-2018 | Breast cancer | ESMO 2018 | Video

Evaluating alpelisib addition to standard of care in SOLAR-1

We speak to Fabrice André about the SOLAR-1 trial and its impact on the care of patients with hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative advanced breast cancer (5:19).

23-10-2018 | Ovarian cancer | ESMO 2018 | Video

SOLO1 trial of maintenance olaparib in advanced ovarian cancer

SOLO1 co-author Susana Banerjee provides a quick take on the study findings and discusses the challenges going forward (3:55).

22-10-2018 | Non-small cell lung cancer | ESMO 2018 | Video

Mechanisms of acquired resistance to osimertinib in AURA3

Vassiliki Papadimitrakopoulou outlines the candidate molecular mechanisms of acquired osimertinib resistance as revealed in the AURA3 trial and discusses the possibilities for later lines of treatment (4:12).

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