Adding ribociclib, a CDK*4/6 inhibitor, to NSAI** and goserelin improves progression-free survival (PFS) in premenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive (HR+), human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative (HER2-) advanced breast cancer (ABC), according to the MONALEESA-7*** study presented at ESMO Asia 2018.
Treatment with the tyrosine kinase inhibitor cabozantinib led to improved tumour response, in terms of target lesion regression, alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) response, and time to disease progression compared with placebo in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who had prior treatment with sorafenib, according to the CELESTIAL* trial presented at ESMO Asia 2018.
The addition of atezolizumab to standard of care (SOC) carboplatin and etoposide appears to improve overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) in patients with extensive stage small cell lung cancer (ES-SCLC), setting in place a potential new SOC, according to the IMpower133* trial findings.
Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) is associated with significantly lower rates of acute gastrointestinal (GI) and genitourinary (GU) toxicities compared with conventional fractionated intensity-modulated radiotherapy (CF-IMRT) in Asian patients with early-stage localized prostate cancer.
Ceritinib is a cost-effective first-line treatment option for patients with ALK-positive advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in Hong Kong compared with crizotinib, according to results of a study reported at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Asia 2018 Congress.
The addition of the immune checkpoint inhibitor atezolizumab to standard-of-care (SoC) consisting of bevacizumab and chemotherapy in the first-line setting prolonged progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) in individuals with non-squamous non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who were positive for EGFR* mutations, according to the IMpower150** trial presented at ESMO Asia 2018.
The combination therapy comprising carfilzomib, cyclophosphamide and dexamethasone (KCd) is effective, with a tolerable safety profile, in an Asian cohort with high-risk multiple myeloma (MM) — thus providing a more economical alternative as a potential upfront regimen in resource-limited settings, according to leading experts during a myeloma education webinar.
Extremes of sleep duration (≤5 or ≥10 hours/day), which is a known mortality risk factor in the general population, may increase absolute mortality in adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D), a prospective study has shown.
Insulin icodec, an in-development basal insulin analogue administered once weekly, was as effective as once-daily insulin glargine in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) insufficiently controlled with metformin with or without a DPP-4* inhibitor, according to a phase II trial presented at EASD 2020.