Chemotherapy Foundation Symposium | Conferences

More Funding of Cancer Research Crucial for Continued Advancements

November 06, 2020

Over the years, cancer treatments that have improved patients outcomes have come out of clinical trial research. These studies have greatly contributed to the decline in cancer mortality in the United States since 1975, as well as the global cancer burden and mortality rate. During a presentation for the 38th Annual Chemotherapy Foundation Symposium (CFS), Clifford A. Hudis, MD, explained the need for monetary investment in research initiatives.

Selecting I/O or Targeted Therapy as Adjuvant Treatment of BRAF-Mutant Melanoma

November 05, 2020

During a virtual presentation for the 38th Annual Chemotherapy Foundation Symposium, Janice M. Mehnert, MD explained the science behind selecting the optimal adjuvant therapy for patients with BRAF-mutant melanoma. The options Mehnert weighed were immunotherapy and BRAF-targeted therapy.

PARP Inhibitors Make Advances to mCRPC Treatment Paradigm

November 05, 2020

In the treatment landscape of metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer, the introduction of PARP inhibitors as a therapeutic option has led to progress, explained Maha Hussain, MD, in a presentation during the 38th Annual Chemotherapy Foundation Symposium.

Expert Reviews Sequencing Strategies for Explosion of New CLL Treatment Options

November 04, 2020

While the treatment landscape for chronic lymphocytic leukemia has expanded with an explosion of new therapeutic options, physicians are plagued with questions about sequencing therapies for those who progress following therapy in the first-line setting, and little data exists to guide optimal therapy selection, according to Anthony Mato, MD.

In Low-Grade Follicular Lymphoma, Expert Weighs Frontline Options

November 04, 2020

A general framework can be utilized to guide treatment decision in patients with follicular lymphoma, according to John P. Leonard, MD. During a presentation for the 38th Annual Chemotherapy Foundation Symposium, Leonard also explained that bulk of disease, comorbidities, and toxicity, among others are all factors that impact treatment decisions.

Outcomes in Lower-Risk MDS Advance As Novel Strategies Emerge

November 04, 2020

Outcomes for patients with myelodysplastic syndrome range from a median of 5.3 years in the lower-risk population to 8.4 months among patient with very high-risk disease. These outcomes are changing as novel therapies for the lower-risk population enter the treatment landscape.