Recent results of a phase II trial showed favourable responses to dasatinib in patients with imatinib-resistant/intolerant or newly diagnosed chronic myeloid leukaemia in chronic phase (CML-CP), according to findings presented at the 22nd Congress of European Hematology Association (EHA 2017) held in Madrid, Spain.
Two trials on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy showed positive responses in patients with relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), primary mediastinal B cell lymphoma (PMBCL) or transformed follicular lymphoma (TFL), according to findings presented at the recent European Hematology Congress 2017 held in Madrid, Spain.
Denosumab is noniferior to zoledronic acid in delaying skeletal-related events (SREs) with less renal toxicity in patients with multiple myeloma, according to a study presented at the EHA Congress 2017 in Madrid, Spain.
Elderly cancer patients on anticoagulant therapy are at least nine times more likely to die within 7 days after a major bleeding event than after a venous thromboembolism (VTE) recurrence, suggests a study presented at the EHA Congress 2017 in Madrid, Spain.
Blinatumomab more than doubled the overall survival (OS) vs standard-of-care (SOC) chemotherapy in the first salvage regimen in patients with Philadelphia chromosome-negative relapsed/refractory precursor B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (R/R BCP-ALL), according to a subset analysis of the TOWER* trial presented at the European Hematology Association (EHA) Congress 2017 held in Madrid, Spain.
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In breast cancer, especially hormone-negative tumours, an ultrasound-guided core biopsy (CNB) is useful for predicting pathologic complete response (pCR) to chemotherapy and may thus help to avoid surgery for some patients, a study has found.
Dr. Jay Zhu, Dr. Lai Fung Li, Prof. Chae-Yong Kim,
27 Nov 2019
The current standard
of care for glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), an aggressive primary brain tumour
with a rapid disease course, consists of maximum safe surgical resection
followed by radiotherapy with concomitant temozolomide (TMZ) chemotherapy and
subsequent TMZ maintenance. At the 16th Annual Meeting of the Asian
Society of Neuro-Oncology (ASNO) in Taipei, Taiwan, experts reviewed the
evidence and shared their clinical experience on the use of tumour treating
fields (TTFields), a novel treatment modality for GBM.
There appears to be no significant survival difference between first-line immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) and carboplatin-based chemotherapy in cisplatin-ineligible metastatic urothelial carcinoma patients, according to a Taiwan study presented at the recent 2019 Asia Congress of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO Asia 2019).