Lisa Astor

Articles

Study Highlights Racial Disparities in Blood Cancer Diagnoses, Outcomes

June 22, 2020

Significant differences were seen between Hispanic and non-Hispanic white patients with hematological malignancies in Texas in terms of the age of diagnosis and long-term survival outcomes. A population study presented in a press program ahead of the 2020 AACR Virtual Annual Meeting II revealed the health disparities between these 2 populations, including for patients living near the US/Mexico border.

Pivotal Phase III Trial Initiated to Investigate Role of Cabozantinib in Advanced HCC

December 29, 2018

A large pivotal phase III trial has been initiated to evaluate the potential for the first-line combination of cabozantinib (Cabometyx) and atezolizumab (Tecentriq) in comparison with standard-of-care sorafenib (Nexavar) for patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).

Earlier Adjuvant Chemotherapy Benefits Patients With TNBC

December 14, 2018

Delayed treatment with chemotherapy of more than 30 days after surgery for patients with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is associated with worse survival rates and outcomes than those who receive adjuvant chemotherapy within 30 days of their procedure, according to findings from a retrospective study performed in Peru presented at the 2018 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS).

Mobile Monitoring Technology Helps to Reduce Symptom Severity in HNC

June 04, 2018

Patients with head and neck cancer (HNC) who tracked their symptoms using the CYCORE (CYberinfrastructure for COmparative Effectiveness REsearch) system’s mobile and sensor technology experienced reduced symptom severity compared with those who received standard care, according to results of a large randomized trial.