TOP - September 2021 Vol 14, No 5
Approximately 13% of patients with lung adenocarcinoma harbor the KRAS p.G12C mutation, which is associated with poor clinical outcomes.
Tucatinib plus Trastuzumab and Capecitabine Triplet Maintains Survival Benefit in HER2-Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer: Updated Results from HER2CLIMB Trial
The addition of the tyrosine kinase inhibitor tucatinib (Tukysa) to trastuzumab (Herceptin) and capecitabine continued to improve overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) in patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer, according to updated results from the pivotal HER2CLIMB trial.
Over the past 2 decades, the number of cancer deaths per 100,000 blacks has declined approximately 30% in the United States, but black people are still disproportionately dying of cancer.
Researchers have identified 2 inherited pathogenic genetic variants in patients with pediatric neuroblastoma, according to results from a study presented at the 2021 virtual American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting.
The September issue of The Oncology Pharmacist (TOP) features important information for today’s oncology pharmacist, including highlights from presentations made during the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2021 virtual meeting and other key oncology conferences.
Neoadjuvant Nivolumab plus Chemotherapy Significantly Improves Pathologic Complete Response in Patients with Resectable NSCLC
Neoadjuvant nivolumab (Opdivo) plus chemotherapy significantly improved pathologic complete response (pCR) rates versus chemotherapy alone in patients with resectable stage IB-IIIA non–small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), according to final results from the CheckMate-816 clinical trial.
Treatment with tebentafusp (IMCgp100), a novel bispecific T-cell receptor (TCR) fusion protein, extended survival in patients with metastatic uveal melanoma, according to the results from a recent phase 3 trial.
Truseltiq (Infigratinib) New Targeted Therapy FDA Approved for Advanced or Metastatic Cholangiocarcinoma Harboring FGFR2 Alterations
Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) represents a group of heterogeneous cancers that originate in the bile ducts that connect the liver and gallbladder to the small intestine.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on healthcare, especially in the management of patients with cancer, who are often not seeking healthcare in the same way as before the pandemic.
This section provides a brief overview of new cancer drugs and new indications approved by the FDA between June 30, 2021, and July 26, 2021.
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