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Stephen Padilla, 12 Dec 2019
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).
10 Mar 2017
The addition of pravastatin to standard chemotherapy does not improve outcomes in patients with small-cell lung cancer (SCLC), results of a study have shown.
Tristan Manalac, 03 Dec 2019
Incorporating basic tumour characteristics, such as hormone receptor status and tumour origin, improves the power of the cell-loss metric to predict response to treatment, according to a new study presented at the recently concluded 2019 Asia Congress of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO Asia 2019).
Audrey Abella, 3 days ago
A moderately hypofractionated radiotherapy (RT) dose schedule was noninferior to conventional RT, according to the 8-year outcomes from the CHHiP* trial presented at ASCO GU 2020.

Exploring the potential of targeted therapy for haematological malignancies

13 Feb 2020
The development of imatinib, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI), has revolutionised the treatment landscape of chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML); the 10-year survival rate of patients who received imatinib was 83.3%.1,2 Current ELN guidelines recommend either imatinib, nilotinib or dasatinib as first-line treatment for patients with CML.3 Owing to the development of resistance, lack of response or intolerance to imatinib, a proportion of patients initially treated with imatinib will require an alternative therapy.4,5 Moreover, while achieving an early molecular response (EMR; ie, BCR-ABL1IS ≤10% at 3 months) with TKI has been associated with a higher probability of achieving deep molecular response (DMR), the rate of EMR failure is higher with imatinib than nilotinib – a second-generation TKI.6,7
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Stephen Padilla, 12 Dec 2019
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).
10 Mar 2017
The addition of pravastatin to standard chemotherapy does not improve outcomes in patients with small-cell lung cancer (SCLC), results of a study have shown.
Tristan Manalac, 03 Dec 2019
Incorporating basic tumour characteristics, such as hormone receptor status and tumour origin, improves the power of the cell-loss metric to predict response to treatment, according to a new study presented at the recently concluded 2019 Asia Congress of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO Asia 2019).
Audrey Abella, 3 days ago
A moderately hypofractionated radiotherapy (RT) dose schedule was noninferior to conventional RT, according to the 8-year outcomes from the CHHiP* trial presented at ASCO GU 2020.