Women with breast cancer who took statins regularly had significantly better breast cancer-specific survival than those who did not take any statins, a Swedish study has shown. [SABCS 2017, poster P2-13-03]
A recent study presented at the 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) showed that acupuncture is effective in reducing aromatase inhibitor–induced joint symptoms among breast cancer patients.
Adding trastuzumab to standard adjuvant chemotherapy does not improve survival or reduce recurrence in patients with early-stage breast cancer expressing low levels of HER2, according to results of a National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project study reported at the 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS).
The phase IB/II PANACEA study recently showed that the addition of pembrolizumab to trastuzumab in patients with trastuzumab-resistant advanced HER2-positive breast cancer resulted in disease control with a tolerable safety profile.
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Transitioning from bortezomib- to ixazomib-based induction is feasible, tolerable and effective in the treatment of community patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (NDMM), according to a study presented at the 61st Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH 2019).
Research on the role of circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) gains momentum, as a new study finds ctDNA assessment promising in the monitoring and prognosis of mCRPC and in identifying new therapeutic targets for the disease.
At the recent National Haematology Expert Meeting 2019, a panel of experts was convened to discuss the role of targeted therapy in the management of haematological malignancies. Highlights of their lectures are summarised below.
Immunotherapy-chemotherapy combinations, immunotherapy doublets, and combinations of immunotherapy with novel targeted agents are emerging as strategies for management of metastatic urothelial carcinoma (mUC) in view of the limitations with chemotherapy and single-agent immunotherapy, said an expert at the Uro-Oncology Asia 2020 conference.