The US FDA granted accelerated approval to olaratumab (Lartruvo) in combination with doxorubicin for the treatment of certain patients with soft tissue sarcoma.
Adding daratumumab to lenalidomide and dexamethasone significantly prolonged progression-free survival compared with lenalidomide plus dexamethasone alone in patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma.
The combination of adjuvant bevacizumab and capecitabine failed to improve disease-free survival compared with capecitabine alone in patients with mCRC who had undergone potentially curative surgery.
Inhibition of the protein Ezh2 causes chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) stem cells to die. Adding drugs that target this protein to imatinib (Gleevec) or other BCR-ABL blockers could result in a cure for this disease.
Addition of Elotuzumab to Bortezomib/Dexamethasone Improves Survival in Relapsed/Refractory Multiple MyelomaAugust 16, 2016
The addition of elotuzumab to bortezomib/dexamethasone appears to increase progression-free survival in relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM).
Chemoradiation Combination Could Preserve Larynx in Patients With Laryngeal and Hypolaryngeal CancerAugust 04, 2016
Researchers assessed the rates of laryngeal preservation and laryngectomy-free survival in patients with laryngeal or hypopharyngeal cancer who received the monoclonal antibody cetuximab and radiation therapy or radiation therapy alone.
Cbimetinib and atezolizumab was well tolerated and demonstrated encouraging clinical activity in microsatellite stable colorectal cancer (CRC).
Resistance to therapy through adaptation poses a major hurdle for cancer therapy. Bioengineers addressed this by creating a single nanoparticle that comprises a synergistic drug pair that shuts down mechanisms of resistance to a degree that has not been previously achieved.
Results from the DECT trial indicate that a combination of epirubicin and trastuzumab improved outcomes in patients with HER2-positive breast cancer.
Disease-Free Status Is Achieved by Combining Immunotherapy Treatments in Patient With Metastatic MelanomaJune 17, 2016
A patient with refractory metastatic melanoma was successfully treated with a novel combination of 2 different types of immunotherapy.
Daratumumab in Combination With Standard-of-Care Treatment Significantly Improves Outcomes in Patients With Multiple MyelomaJune 15, 2016
Daratumumab in combination with the standard-of-care treatment regimen reduced risk of disease progression or death by 63% compared with the standard-of-care regimen alone in patients with multiple myeloma who had received at least 1 prior line of therapy.
Combining a laboratory ultrasound technique called sonoporation with the commercially available chemotherapy compound gemcitabine increases the porosity of pancreatic cells with microbubbles and helps get the drug into cancer cells.
Despite the increased risk, patients whose pancreatic cancer tumor has grown to encompass critical blood vessels can be candidates for surgery. Data on efforts to fine-tune a protocol for these patients were presented at the SSAT 57th Annual Meeting.
Adjuvant gemcitabine plus capecitabine significantly improved overall survival compared with gemcitabine monotherapy in patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, according to results of the ESPAC-4 trial presented at the ASCO 2016 Annual Meeting.
In patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), adding doxorubicin to sorafenib did not improve overall survival or progression-free survival and resulted in higher toxicity compared to sorafenib alone, results from a phase 3 study presented at the ASCO 2016 Annual Meeting have shown.
Daratumumab + Bortezomib/Dexamethasone: Reduced Risk of Disease Progression Seen in Relapsed or Refractory Multiple MyelomaJune 06, 2016
Adding daratumumab to bortezomib and dexamethasone was associated with a 61% reduction in risk of disease progression in patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM), according to results of the phase 3 CASTOR study presented in a plenary session at the ASCO 2016 Annual Meeting.
When added to the CHOP regimen, alemtuzumab increases remission rates in elderly patients with peripheral T cell lymphoma, final analysis of the international ACT-2 phase 3 trial presented at the ASCO 2016 Annual Meeting has shown.
Nimotuzumab + Radiotherapy Less Toxic Than Cisplatin + Radiotherapy for Stage III/IVB Nasopharyngeal CancerJune 05, 2016
Patients with locally advanced nasopharyngeal cancer concurrently treated with nimotuzumab and radiotherapy had similar rates of progression-free and overall survival to those treated with cisplatin and radiotherapy, but with significantly fewer GI and hematologic toxicities, according to phase 3 trial results presented at the ASCO 2016 Annual Meeting.
A cocktail of 3 drugs shrank triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) by killing off cancer cells and halting new tumor growth, a new study conducted in mice and lab-grown human cells has shown.
Combining radiation treatments with a new generation of immunotherapies is showing promise in the treatment of melanoma, according to a recent review.
Molecular profiling of a case of advanced pancreatic cancer identifies an active and tolerable combination of targeted therapy with backbone chemotherapyMay 19, 2016
[Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology] This research reviews the case history of a patient with stage IVB pancreatic adenocarcinoma initially treated with gemcitabine and erlotinib who stopped therapy after 3 months without achieving a response and was switched to a different and effective combination strategy.
Radiotherapy in combination with anti-androgen hormone therapy halves the risk of death from prostate cancer 15 years after diagnosis compared with hormone therapy alone.
Combining 2 existing chemotherapy drugs, a DNMT1 inhibitor and a histone deacetylase inhibitor, reduced the numbers of cancer stem cells and improved survival in a mouse model.
Adding an immune system-strengthening compound to radiation therapy can extend the immune response that the radiation therapy induces, so that both irradiated tumor sites and tumors outside the radiation field are affected.
For women younger than 45 years with early stage breast cancer that has not spread to the lymph nodes, opting for breast-conserving therapy with RT was associated with higher risk of local recurrence over 20 years compared with mastectomy and no RT.
Combining trastuzumab emtansine (T-DM1) and pertuzumab before surgery was more beneficial than the combination of paclitaxel plus trastuzumab for patients with HER2-positive invasive breast cancer.
The most benefit from adding necitumumab to chemotherapy with gemcitabine and cisplatin occurred for patients whose advanced squamous NSCLC expressed EGFR.
The addition of chemotherapy to radiation therapy prolonged survival in adults with grade 2 glial brain tumors.
Idelalisib therapy of indolent B-cell malignancies: chronic lymphocytic leukemia and small lymphocytic or follicular lymphomasApril 21, 2016
[Blood and Lymphatic Cancer: Targets and Therapy] This research examines the clinical trial data using idelalisib as monotherapy or in combination with rituximab for the treatment of indolent B-cell malignancies.
Adding panobinostat to radiotherapy appears safe, tolerable, and has preliminary efficacy for treating recurrent high-grade gliomas.
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