The goal of precision medicine is to advance medical and scientific discoveries while offering more tailored, precise, and accurate health interventions, thus maximizing health benefits for patients while reducing adverse effects and overall cost of care.
The economic impact of the pandemic, which is still taking shape, will likely lead
to many patients being uninsured, resulting in less access to medical care and ultimately culminating in an uptick in cancer-related mortality in the years ahead.
Dramatic improvements in efficacy outcomes for patients with non–small cell lung cancer have been a reason for celebration over the last decade, as FDA approvals of immunotherapy-plus-chemotherapy combinations as well as oncogenic-targeting drugs have transformed the treatment landscape.
In an interview with Targeted Therapies in Oncology, Sagar Lonial, MD, detailed breakthroughs in the care of patients with multiple myeloma as well as other hematologic cancers, and offered a preview of what attendees might expect to hear at the 24th Annual International Congress on Hematologic Malignancies meeting.
Although the dual HER2 blockade combination is now considered a standard regimen for the treatment of patients with HER2-positive early-stage breast cancer, there are limited efficacy data regarding the use of the regimen in Asian populations.
Results of the CLARINET FORTE study indicate that a dosing strategy of lanreotide given every 14 days may be a viable and safe option when the standard administration of every 28 days is not acceptable.
Updated data reported from a phase 3 trial show that patients with HER2- positive early breast cancer had better rates of overall survival after experiencing a pathologic complete response on HER2-targeted therapy, and these responses were observed most often in those with hormone receptor–negative status.