Six months of adjuvant trastuzumab treatment is noninferior to the standard of care (SoC) of 12 months in patients with HER2-positive early-stage breast cancer, according to results from an individual patient data (IPD) meta-analysis of five noninferiority randomized controlled trials (RCTs) presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress 2021.
Adding ribociclib (KISQALI, Novartis) to letrozole yields significant and consistent overall survival (OS) benefit compared with letrozole alone in the first-line setting for postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive (HR+), HER2-negative (HER2-) advanced breast cancer (ABC), according to the final OS analysis of the MONALEESA-2 trial presented at ESMO 2021.
The combination immunotherapy of nivolumab (NIVO) and ipilimumab (IPI) continues to provide durable survival benefit over chemotherapy in the first-line setting in patients with unresectable malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM), despite the patients having been off immunotherapy for 1 year, according to the 3-year data from the CheckMate 743 trial presented at ESMO 2021.
Pembrolizumab extended recurrence-free survival (RFS) in patients with high-risk stage II melanoma who had undergone complete resection, interim analysis results of the phase III KEYNOTE-716 trial showed.
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is considered one of the highest-risk subtypes of breast cancer and has a dismal prognosis. However, immunotherapy survival benefits reported in KEYNOTE-522 and KEYNOTE-355 trials bring new hope for this indication. [Ann Oncol 2021;32:994-1004]
Triplet therapy combining androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), docetaxel, and abiraterone-prednisone improves overall survival (OS) in men with de novo metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer (mCSPC), according to results of the phase III PEACE-1 trial presented at ESMO 2021.
Adding pembrolizumab to chemotherapy with or without bevacizumab significantly extends overall survival (OS) by 8 months in women with recurrent, persistent or metastatic cervical cancer, according to the KEYNOTE-826 study presented at ESMO 2021.
Palbociclib plus letrozole as first-line treatment improves progression-free survival (PFS) vs placebo plus letrozole in postmenopausal Asian patients with advanced oestrogen receptor (ER)–positive and HER2-negative breast cancer (BC), primary results of the phase III PALOMA-4 study have shown.
Olanzapine administered at a dose of 5 mg was noninferior to dexamethasone and is associated with fewer adverse effects than dexamethasone for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV), according to data presented at ESMO 2021.
A combined regimen of ribociclib plus letrozole as first-line treatment provides a statistically significant and clinically meaningful overall survival (OS) benefit vs placebo plus letrozole in postmenopausal patients with hormone receptor–positive and HER2-negative advanced breast cancer (BC), results of the phase III MONALEESA-2 study have shown.