ASCO Conference Coverage

ASTRO guidelines for endometrial cancer endorsed by ASCO

Qualifications to guidelines include stronger statements in favor of chemotherapy in some cases.

Immunotherapy combination increases progression-free survival (PFS) in advanced melanoma patients

Treating advanced melanoma patients with either a combination of nivolumab and ipilimumab, or nivolumab alone, significantly increases progression-free survival (PFS) when compared with ipilimumab alone.

ASCO: Elotuzumab demonstrates benefit in multiple myeloma

Survival gains observed when elotuzumab was added to treatment.

ASCO: Additional tissue removal reduces further breast cancer surgery

Removing extra tissue can halve the chances of requiring a second surgery in breast cancer.

ASCO: Lymph node surgery not best option for all melanoma patients

For some patients with advanced melanoma, surgical removal of the lymph nodes surrounding their tumor may not be needed.

ASCO: PD-1 immunotherapy beneficial for patients with NSCLC

Fewer side effects, longer survival for nivolumab versus docetaxel seen in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

Hepatitis virus variations responsible for variations in liver cancer

Significant clinical variations have been identified among patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).

ASCO: Nicotinamide could help prevent non-melanoma skin cancer

A preliminary Australian study saw association between nicotinamide and lower rates of non-melanoma skin cancers.

ASCO: High-risk prostate cancer diagnosis up since new PSA recommendations

Researchers report 3 percent annual rise in intermediate- and high-risk cases

ASCO: Active surveillance for prostate cancer may decrease survival odds for some

When active surveillance is chosen, survival for intermediate-risk disease may be decreased.

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