ASH 2011 Conference Coverage

Survival Outcomes in Relapsed Hepatocellular Carcinoma Improved With Cabozantinib

Results of the double-blind phase 3 CELESTIAL study, presented at the 2018 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium, demonstrated efficacy of cabozantinib in patients with HCC who were previously treated with sorafenib.

OS Similar With Gemcitabine Plus S-1 vs Standard Therapy for Biliary Tract Cancer

In a phase 3 study presented at the 2018 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium, researchers reported on OS outcomes with gemcitabine plus S-1 vs gemcitabine plus cisplatin in patients with advanced biliary tract cancer.

Feasibility and Outcomes of Modified Enhanced Recovery After Surgery for Nursing Management of Aged Patients Undergoing Esophagectomy

[Journal of Thoracic Disease] A randomized study investigated whether an mERAS protocol could result in improved recovery of aged patients with esophageal cancer undergoing esophagectomy.

Urine Drug Testing Policy Can Assist Opioid Treatment Decisions

Clinicians should use immunoassay screens and urine drug tests to determine compliance with chronic opioid therapy.

Resolving Vaginal Dryness in Women With a History of Breast Cancer

What are some nonhormonal treatments that can improve vaginal dryness in women with a history of breast cancer?

Overall Survival Prolonged With HIPEC + Cytoreductive Surgery for Gastric Cancer

Data presented at the 2018 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium compared overall survival with cytoreductive surgery (CRS) alone for patients with gastric cancer and peritoneal carcinomatosis vs treatment with HIPEC plus CRS.

Better Postoperative Outcomes With RAMIE for Esophageal Cancer

Research presented at the 2018 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium described benefits seen with RAMIE vs chemotherapy or chemoradiotherapy plus OTE for esophageal cancer.

Distinct Patterns of Shiny White Streaks Strong Indicator of Melanoma

Patients presenting with lesions with shiny white streaks on dermoscopy should undergo biopsy for possible melanoma.

FDA Issues Warning for Rolapitant Injectable Emulsion in the Treatment of CINV

FDA issues black box warning for rolapitant regarding the potential for anaphylaxis, anaphylactic shock, and other hypersensitivity reactions in patients receiving the injectable emulsion for CINV prophylaxis.

Risk Factors for Arterial, Venous Thrombosis Differ in Polycythemia Vera

Researchers assessed outcomes for 587 patients with PV to determine the risk factors most likely to predict arterial or venous thrombosis in this patient population.

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