February 2018

Immunotherapy in CRC Depends on Identifying Predictive Biomarkers

February 20, 2018

Clinical Articles

Even as immunotherapy grows more popular as a treatment for solid tumors, physicians are racing to identify patients with the molecular subtypes, rather than the disease, who will derive the most benefit.

Promising Activity Seen from ERK1/2 Inhibitor in MAPK/ERK Mutations and BRAF/MEK Resistance

February 17, 2018

Clinical Articles

Ulixertinib, a novel ERK1/2 inhibitor, demonstrated encouraging antitumor activity in patients with solid tumors harboring mutations in the MAPK/ERK pathway, according to the results of a phase I study published in Cancer Discovery.

What Would CMS Proposed Coverage Decision for Next-Generation Sequencing Mean for Oncologists?

February 16, 2018

Clinical Articles

The day when oncologists can order a Medicare-covered next-generation sequencing diagnostic test may be near at hand, but once this change goes into effect, will oncologists be limited to certain tests, labs, and cancer settings? The answer is unclear.

ACCC Trends Survey: New Technology Is a Boon and a Bane

February 16, 2018

Clinical Articles

The rising costs of drugs continue to impede cancer program growth, and new technology remains a boon and a bane, depending on its utility for expanding practice capability or its inflexibility to needs, according to the 2017 Trending Now in Cancer Care Survey from the Association of Community Cancer Centers, based in Rockville, Maryland.

Identifying and Managing Immune-Related Adverse Events

February 20, 2018

Clinical Articles

As checkpoint inhibition is increasingly being utilized beyond the scope of clinical trials, it’s essential that community-based oncologists and physicians learn how to quickly diagnose and treat immune-related adverse events.