Christine Dierks, MD, discusses the results from the prospective phase 2 ATLEP study of lenvatinib in combination with pembrolizumab as treatment of patients with metastatic anaplastic or poorly differentiated thyroid carcinoma.
The FDA has granted a priority review to pralsetinib for the treatment of patients with advanced or metastatic RET-mutant medullary thyroid cancer as well as for patients with RET fusion–positive thyroid cancer.
In an interview with Targeted Oncology, Maria E. Cabanillas, MD, discussed the evolution she has observed in thyroid cancer in terms of the use of targeted therapies and other important milestones for this patient population.
Selpercatinib demonstrated durable efficacy as treatment of patients with medullary thyroid cancer harboring the RET mutation whether or not they received prior vandetanib or cabozantinib in the phase 1/2 LIBRETTO-001 study.
Experts suspect the rising incidence of thyroid cancer may be related to the growing scrutiny of the thyroid gland with ultrasonography or other diagnostic techniques, but overdiagnosis may be a growing factor in the field.