The future of poly(adenosine diphosphate–ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitors in the treatment of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) is promising in light of encouraging results from recent clinical studies.
Since the approval of immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) as standard of care in the second-line setting for metastatic urothelial carcinoma, new approaches on how clinicians manage this condition are emerging.
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.
Icotinib improves progression-free survival (PFS) and objective response rate (ORR) vs whole-brain irradiation (WBI) plus chemotherapy in Chinese patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and brain metastases, according to a phase III study presented recently at the 17th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC).