Population-based lung cancer screening with multislice CT substantially reduces mortality from the disease among high-risk former and current smokers, with larger risk reductions in women vs men, the NELSON study has shown.
Female patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) have markedly better survival than male NSCLC patients, according to the SWOG S0424 study presented at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer’s 19th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC 2018).
The use of durvalumab after concurrent chemoradiation (cCRT) therapy reduces the risk of all-cause mortality by 32 percent in patients with unresectable stage III non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), the PACIFIC trial has shown.
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.
Neoadjuvant chemotherapy with S-1 and oxaliplatin (SOX) may be a suitable treatment measure for patients with advanced gastric or esophagogastric junction adenocarcinoma, according to the RESONANCE* trial presented at ASCO GI 2020.