The addition of the potent triple angiokinase inhibitor nintedanib to a standard chemotherapeutic regimen consisting of gemcitabine and cisplatin generated survival benefit in patients with locally advanced muscle invasive bladder cancer (MIBC), according to the results of the NEO-BLADE* trial presented at ASCO GU 2020. However, the study failed to demonstrate improvement in the primary endpoint of pathologic complete response (CR).
The use of sipuleucel-T significantly prolongs overall survival (OS) in men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC), regardless of treatment setting, based on real-world data presented at ASCO GU 2020.
Improvements in overall survival (OS) and clinical responses were maintained with the nivolumab (NIVO) + ipilimumab (IPI) combination in patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (aRCC) at an extended 42-month follow-up, according to updated results of the CheckMate 214* study presented at ASCO GU 2020.
A combination therapy of enfortumab vedotin and pembrolizumab shows promising activity, with rapid and durable responses in the first-line setting for patients with metastatic urothelial carcinoma (mUC) ineligible to receive cisplatin, according to updates from the EV-103* study presented at GUCS 2020.
Patients with previously treated advanced or metastatic clear cell renal cell carcinoma (RCC) appear to derive greater overall survival (OS) benefit with nivolumab compared with everolimus, according to final results of the phase III CheckMate 025* trial presented at ASCO GU 2020.
An electronic surveillance tool generated better compliance and satisfaction rates than standard in-person care among men with stage 1 testicular cancer, according to the interim results of the WATChmAN* trial presented at ASCO GU 2020.
While combining docetaxel with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is known to improve survival for advanced prostate cancer, its role in the setting of adjuvant treatment given after radical radiotherapy plus ADT for the treatment of intermediate- and high-risk prostate cancer was proven otherwise — both in terms of biochemical disease-free survival (BDFS) and quality of life (QoL), according to the SPCG*-13 trial presented at the 2020 Genitourinary Cancer Symposium (GUCS).
The addition of apalutamide, a novel androgen receptor inhibitor, to androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) reduced the risk of progression while on first subsequent therapy or death (PFS2) in men with metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer (mCSPC), according to exploratory analysis of the phase III TITAN* trial.
In addition to extending survival, cabazitaxel also improves pain and quality of life (QoL) compared with abiraterone or enzalutamide in men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC), results from the phase III CARD* trial showed.
Obesity does not appear to be strongly correlated with an increased risk for febrile neutropaenia during levofloxacin prophylaxis in patients with haematological malignancies receiving intermediate-risk myelosuppressive chemotherapy, suggests a study.
Initiation or switch to the single-tablet regimen of bictegravir/emtricitabine/tenofovir alafenamide (TAF) led to low HIV-1 RNA viral load in people living with HIV (PLHIV), according to the BICSTaR study presented at HIV Glasgow 2020.
Use of corticosteroids appears to be an effective treatment for paediatric drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS), suggest the results of a recent study. In severe cases, corticosteroids used in conjunction with intravenous immunoglobulin result in fast clinical improvement.
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) seem to benefit from using chlorhexidine oral rinses twice daily as shown by the reduction in oral and sputum microbiota alpha diversity and by clinically significant improvements in COPD symptoms, according to a study presented at ID Week 2020.