Patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC) who received the first-line combination of avelumab and axitinib had longer progression-free survival (PFS) compared with those who received sunitinib, particularly those with PD-L1–positive tumours, according to findings of the phase III JAVELIN Renal 101* trial.
Men with nonmetastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (nmCRPC) more than halved their risk of dying or developing distant metastasis when treated with darolutamide in addition to androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), according to findings of the phase III ARAMIS* trial.
Sacituzumab govitecan, a novel investigational antibody-drug conjugate, showed clinical activity in patients with metastatic urothelial carcinoma (mUC) who had progressed following standard therapy, including treatment with checkpoint inhibitors, according to an early study presented at GUCS 2019.
The combination of pembrolizumab and axitinib in the first-line setting yielded superior survival outcomes compared with sunitinib in patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC), according to results of the phase III KEYNOTE-426* trial.
The experimental drug vofatamab, a fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 (FGFR3) targeted antibody, exhibited a favourable safety profile when used alone or in combination with the chemotherapeutic agent docetaxel in patients with metastatic urothelial carcinoma (mUC), according to the results of the FIERCE-21* trial presented at ASCO GU 2019.
The biochemically potent, highly selective VEGFR TKI* tivozanib trumped sorafenib in improving progression-free survival (PFS) and objective response rate (ORR) in patients with refractory advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC), according to results of the TIVO-3** study presented at ASCO GU 2019.
A combination therapy of nivolumab plus ipilimumab (NIVO + IPI) continues to confer survival benefit and durable response over 30 months of follow-up compared with sunitinib in patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC), according to updated results of CheckMate 214 presented at ASCO Genitourinary Cancers Symposium (GUCS) 2019.
Dr. Hsu Li Yang, Dr. Tan Thuan Tong, Dr. Andrea Kwa,
08 Jan 2021
Antimicrobial resistance has become increasingly dire as the rapid emergence of drug resistance, especially gram-negative pathogens, has outpaced the development of new antibiotics. At a recent virtual symposium, Dr Hsu Li Yang, Vice Dean (Global Health) and Programme Leader (Infectious Diseases), NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, presented epidemiological data on multidrug-resistant (MDR) gram-negative bacteria (GNB) in Asia, while Dr Tan Thuan Tong, Head and Senior Consultant, Department of Infectious Diseases, Singapore General Hospital (SGH), focused on the role of ceftazidime-avibactam in MDR GNB infections. Dr Andrea Kwa, Assistant Director of Research, Department of Pharmacy, SGH, joined the panel in an interactive fireside chat, to discuss challenges, practical considerations, and solutions in MDR gram-negative infections. This Pfizer-sponsored symposium was chaired by Dr Ng Shin Yi, Head and Senior Consultant of Surgical Intensive Care, SGH.
Spending too much time sitting cannot be good for the body, and rising to one's feet breaks up such a behaviour and yields small, but meaningful, reductions in certain cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors, according to the results of a meta-analysis.
Use of thyroid hormone therapy does not seem to protect older adults with subclinical hypothyroidism against mortality, but it appears to confer survival benefits to those aged <65 years, results of a study have shown.