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Although activating mutations in the epidermal growth factor receptor ( EGFR ) gene are predictive markers for response to EGFR inhibitors, 30-40% of EGFR-mutant non-small cell lung cancer ( NSCLC ) p ...


T-DM1 ( Trastuzumab emtansine; Kadcyla ) treatment resulted in non-inferior, but not-superior, progression-free survival ( PFS ) compared with Trastuzumab plus a taxane ( HT ) in patients with locally ...


Results from two pivotal studies ( NP28673 and NP28761 ) have showen Alectinib, an oral investigational anaplastic lymphoma kinase inhibitor ( ALKi ), shrank tumours ( overall response rate; ORR: 50% ...


The immune-modulating effects of radiotherapy ( XRT ) have gained considerable interest, and there have been multiple reports of synergy between radiotherapy and immunotherapy. However, additional p ...


Management of the neck in early oral cancers has been a matter of debate with clinical equipoise between elective ( END ) or therapeutic neck dissection ( TND ). This is a prospective phase III RC ...


Cancer Drugs Fund ( CDF ) Panel has assessed the application was for single agent Pemetrexed ( Alimta ) to remain in the CDF as maintenance treatment for patients with locally advanced or metastatic ...


A new study has provided the first evidence that the mediator complex subunit 15 ( MED15 ) may play a crucial role in the pathophysiology of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma ( HNSCC ). MED15 ov ...


Axillary lymph node evaluation is performed frequently in women with ductal carcinoma in situ breast cancer, despite recommendations generally against such an assessment procedure in women with locali ...


In a study, researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital ( BWH ) ( Boston, Massachusetts; USA ) have reported that breast surgery performed at or shortly after a diagnosis of low-grade ductal carcino ...


Pembrolizumab ( Keytruda ), an anti–PD-1 antibody, demonstrated antitumor activity and acceptable safety in patients with recurrent or metastatic PD-L1–positive urothelial cancer enrolled in the phase ...


A review, titled Immune Checkpoint Targeting in Cancer Therapy: Toward Combination Strategies with Curative Potential, from researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center published i ...


Findings investigating the use of Pembrolizumab ( Keytruda ), an anti-PD-1 therapy, in multiple, difficult-to-treat cancers, including advanced small cell lung cancer ( SCLC ), esophageal cancer and o ...


Cancer Drugs Fund ( CDF ) Panel has assessed the application for single agent Pemetrexed ( Alimta ) to remain in the CDF as 2nd line treatment for patients with non-squamous ( NS ) non-small cell lun ...


Immune checkpoint blockade may play a role in the treatment of metastatic urothelial cancer ( mUC ). However, the role of CTLA4 blockade, the impact of chemotherapy on immune cell populations, and the ...


Cancer Drugs Fund ( CDF ) Panel has assessed the application for Eribulin ( Halaven ) to remain in the CDF list as 3rd line chemotherapy for patients with locally advanced or metastatic breast c ...