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 Preliminary Results Show Novel Combo Appears Safe in High-Risk Non-Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer

Preliminary Results Show Novel Combo Appears Safe in High-Risk Non-Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer

July 17th 2021, 3:00pm

Preliminary study results recently presented at the 2021 European Association of Urology Congress demonstrate that the safety profile of the combination of Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) and mitomycin is comparable to BCG alone.

New ASCO Guideline Recommends Adjuvant Olaparib for Patients with Hereditary Breast Cancer

New ASCO Guideline Recommends Adjuvant Olaparib for Patients with Hereditary Breast Cancer

June 30th 2021, 6:00pm

ASCO Annual Meeting

ASCO updated its guidelines following a presentation of the OlympiA trial presented at its 2021 Annual Meeting.

Texas Study Demonstrates Need for Electronic Patient-Report Outcomes in Oncology Centers

Texas Study Demonstrates Need for Electronic Patient-Report Outcomes in Oncology Centers

June 25th 2021, 2:30pm

ASCO Annual Meeting

A presentation at the 2021 American Society of Clinical Oncology Meeting demonstrated that the use of electronic patient-reported outcomes in community oncology centers improved symptom-management.

Patients with Recurrent or Metastatic Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Report Improved PFS with Frontline Toripalimab Plus Gemcitabine/Cisplatin

Patients with Recurrent or Metastatic Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Report Improved PFS with Frontline Toripalimab Plus Gemcitabine/Cisplatin

June 22nd 2021, 3:00pm

ASCO Annual Meeting

Data from the phase 3 JUPITER-02 trial (NCT03581786) suggests that frontline toripalimab plus gemcitabine/cisplatin improves progression-free survival (PFS).

Patients With Advanced ESCC Experience Improved Survival Outcomes With Addition of Nivolumab to Ipilimumab or Chemotherapy

Patients With Advanced ESCC Experience Improved Survival Outcomes With Addition of Nivolumab to Ipilimumab or Chemotherapy

June 21st 2021, 6:00pm

ASCO Annual Meeting

Survival outcomes in the frontline treatment of patients with unresectable advanced or metastatic esophageal squamous cell carcinoma were improved when nivolumab was added alongside either ipilimumab or chemotherapy.

Triage Care Management Tool Associated with 8% Hospital Avoidance

Triage Care Management Tool Associated with 8% Hospital Avoidance

June 21st 2021, 2:30pm

ASCO Annual Meeting

A Texas study revealed that the implementation of electronic patient management solutions resulted in reduced call back times for symptom-related calls as well as reduced hospitalizations.

Patient Characteristics Linked to Time on Treatment and Survival in Patients With mCRC Receiving Cetuximab

Patient Characteristics Linked to Time on Treatment and Survival in Patients With mCRC Receiving Cetuximab

June 11th 2021, 6:26pm

KRAS mutational status and geographical region were associated with time on treatment (TOT), and body mass index (BMI) and age were linked with overall survival (OS) in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer mCRC) being treated with second-line cetuximab (Erbitux) after irinotecan or oxaliplatin-based regimens.

Cabozantinib Associated With Higher Rates of Certain AEs in Advanced Kidney Cancer

Cabozantinib Associated With Higher Rates of Certain AEs in Advanced Kidney Cancer

June 11th 2021, 1:28pm

ASCO Annual Meeting

While cabozantinib exposure was not a predictor of progression-free survival, it was related to high rate of palmar-plantar plantar erythrodysesthesia and diarrhea in patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma who are given frontline cabozantinib plus nivolumab.

ASCO 2021: Top Nursing Takeaways

ASCO 2021: Top Nursing Takeaways

June 10th 2021, 4:16pm

ASCO Annual Meeting

This year, there were many takeaways from the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting that oncology nurses can incorporate into their practice.

Nurses Have the Responsibility to be the ‘Voice of the Patient’ in Palliative Care Advocacy

Nurses Have the Responsibility to be the ‘Voice of the Patient’ in Palliative Care Advocacy

June 9th 2021, 6:43pm

ASCO Annual Meeting

Learn how to approach palliative care discussions with both physicians and patients.