Significant advancements in the treatment of acute lymphocytic leukaemia (ALL) in children have improved their outcomes. However, ALL treatment and eradication remain a major challenge in adults. In a recent webinar, two specialists from the US discussed current ALL treatment strategies and goals of future regimens.
Trastuzumab deruxtecan (T-Dxd) provides a highly clinically meaningful and statistically significant improvement in progression-free survival (PFS) vs trastuzumab emtansine (T-DM1) in second-line treatment of HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer (mBC), results of the phase III DESTINY-Breast03 trial have shown.
The combination of lenvatinib and pembrolizumab improved progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) compared with physician’s choice of treatment (TPC) among patients with advanced endometrial cancer with prior exposure to platinum-based therapy, regardless of DNA mismatch repair (MMR) status, according to results of a phase III study presented at IGCS 2021.
Intensive follow-up for 5 years did not improve overall survival (OS) or relapse-free survival (RFS) in patients who have undergone surgical treatment for endometrial cancer, according to results of the TOTEM study presented at IGCS 2021.
Cemiplimab appears to extend overall survival (OS) compared with investigator’s choice (IC) of chemotherapy in patients with recurrent or metastatic (R/M) cervical cancer who have progressed on first-line platinum-based chemotherapy, results of the phase III EMPOWER-Cervical 1/GOG-3016/ENGOT-cx9 trial showed.
Antibiotic exposure may be associated with an increased risk of early-onset colorectal cancer (CRC), according to a study from Scotland presented at ESMO GI 2021.