A combination of biologic and genetic markers may be useful to predict which patients will experience toxicity following radiotherapy, suggest data presented at the ESTRO 38 conference in Milan, Italy.
The phase II SABR-COMET study has indicated that stereotactic ablative radiotherapy prolongs overall and progression-free survival versus palliative treatment in patients with up to five oligometastases.
Phase I results reported at the AACR Annual Meeting 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, point to the potential of a chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy directed against mesothelin in patients with malignant pleural disease.
Use of the cyclooxygenase 2 inhibitor celecoxib during neoadjuvant taxane-based chemotherapy is associated with adverse survival outcomes in certain subgroups of patients with breast cancer, shows a post-hoc analysis of the REMAGUS02 trial.
Tumour-infiltrating lymphocytes could serve as a prognostic marker in patients with early-stage HER2-positive breast cancer being treated with chemotherapy plus trastuzumab, indicates an analysis of the ShortHER trial comparing 9 weeks of trastuzumab with the standard 1-year regimen.
Adjuvant trastuzumab emtansine halves the risk of invasive disease recurrence or death versus trastuzumab in patients with residual invasive human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-positive early breast cancer, researchers report.
Women who function better earlier in the day, so-called morning people, are less likely to develop breast cancer than those who consider themselves night owls, suggests a Mendelian randomization analysis.
In patients undergoing radical therapy for cancer, an 8-week run-in period of aspirin is acceptable and well tolerated, and could reduce the risk for nonadherence and participant attrition in adjuvant and prevention trials, say researchers.
Supplementing exemestane with the selective histone deacetylase inhibitor chidamide significantly prolongs the progression-free survival of women with hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative advanced breast cancer, phase III trial findings indicate.
First-line treatment with the programmed cell death ligand 1 inhibitor atezolizumab plus nab-paclitaxel has achieved a significant progression-free survival advantage over taxane chemotherapy alone in patients with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer, research suggests.
Two independent studies of older patients receiving initial chemotherapy for metastatic breast cancer or non-small-cell lung cancer have found that the risk for hospitalization or death may be predicted by the cytotoxic regimen used.