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Docetaxel Continues to Show Profound Benefits in Prostate Cancer
Targeted therapies and immunotherapy are revolutionizing oncology, however, chemotherapy retains a key role in the treatment of advanced prostate cancer, with recent data showing profound benefits with docetaxel in newly diagnosed patients.
Cecile Pizot, a biostatistician in Epidemiology at the International Prevention Research Institute, discusses a study that examined mortality rates across 47 countries.
Steven Buechler, PhD, Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Notre Dame, discusses independent validation of the EarlyR gene signature in the Breast International Group 1-98 study.
Robert Maki Moves to Leadership Role at Northwell Health Cancer Institute
Sarcoma physician and researcher Robert G. Maki, MD, PhD, has joined the leadership team at Northwell Health Cancer Institute.
The Impact of WHO's Tumor Reclassifications on Brain Cancer Care
Arie Perry, MD, chief of neuropathology at UCSF in San Francisco, California, discusses what oncologists should be aware of when diagnosing patients after these reclassifications, how it could change pathology, as well as a discussion on hereditary tumors.
Sarcoma is the Perfect Disease to Improve Understanding of Immunotherapy, Expert Says
Elizabeth Loggers, MD, PhD, discusses the findings of the phase II SARC028 trial in sarcoma.
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Rucaparib Approved by FDA for Treatment of BRCA-Positive Ovarian Cancer
Rucaparib Approved by FDA for Treatment of BRCA-Positive Ovarian Cancer
The FDA has approved rucaparib (Rubraca) as a treatment for patients with BRCA-positive advanced ovarian cancer who have received at least 2 prior lines of chemotherapy.
Wierda Discusses Current Questions in Frontline CLL Treatment
William G. Wierda, MD, PhD, discusses which groups of CLL patients may benefit from ibrutinib versus chemoimmunotherapy and clinical trials that may provide further clarification.
Blinatumomab Receives FDA Approval for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Blinatumomab (Blincyto) has received accelerated approval from the FDA for the treatment of pediatric and adolescent patients with Philadelphia chromosome-negative (Ph-) relapsed or refractory B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).
NDA for Neratinib in HER2-Positive Breast Cancer Accepted by FDA
A new drug application (NDA) for neratinib as an extended adjuvant therapy for patients with HER2-positive breast cancer following prior treatment with postoperative trastuzumab (Herceptin) has been accepted by the FDA
FDA Gives Niraparib Fast Track Designation for Ovarian Cancer
Niraparib has been granted a fast track designation by the FDA as a treatment for women with recurrent platinum-sensitive ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer