The potent and highly selective RET* inhibitor BLU-667 was well-tolerated and exhibited promising clinical activity among patients with advanced, RET-altered solid cancers that progressed despite multikinase inhibitor therapy, according to data presented at AACR 2018.
A dual-inhibition immunotherapeutic regimen consisting of the highly selective IDO1* inhibitor epacadostat and the PD-L1** inhibitor durvalumab was safe for advanced solid tumours, according to findings from the ongoing ECHO-203*** study presented at AACR 2018.
The addition of pembrolizumab to a pemetrexed-platinum chemotherapy regimen improved overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) in patients with advanced non-squamous non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), findings from the phase III KEYNOTE-189* trial show.
Pembrolizumab delivered intravenously every 3 weeks for 1 year extended recurrence-free survival (RFS) in patients with resected stage III melanoma, according to results of the KEYNOTE-054/EORTC 1325-MG* trial.
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Final analysis of the POEMS (Prevention of Early Menopause) study finds that breast cancer (BC) patients treated with the gonadotrophin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRHa) goserelin, in addition to chemotherapy, are more likely to avoid premature menopause and to become pregnant without negatively impacting disease-related outcomes.
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.
Circulating miR-155 may be potentially used as a diagnostic and therapeutic monitoring marker in breast cancer, suggests an Indonesian study presented at the 2019 Asia Congress of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO Asia 2019).