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Cosibelimab Elicits Positive Tumor Response in Patients With Metastatic Skin Cancer Subtype

January 25th 2022

By Jamie Cesanek

Patients with metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma achieved promising response rates after treatment with cosibelimab. If approved, drug developers are hoping to offer cosibelimab as a more affordable immunotherapy option for this patient population.

For Better and for Worse: How the COVID-19 Pandemic Changed Cancer Care

January 25th 2022

By Brielle Benyon

The COVID-19 pandemic drastically impacted many facets of cancer care. Although some changes were detrimental, an expert from Johns Hopkins Medicine notes others actually improved accessibility to care.

‘Let’s Take the Stairs:’ How I Encouraged My Daughter to Get Exercise During Cancer Treatments

January 25th 2022

By Debbie Legault

A mother of a breast cancer survivor explains how she and her daughter creatively incorporated exercise into her daughter’s daily routine to improve her physical and mental health during treatment.

Keytruda Plus Mektovi and Avastin Associated With Survival Benefit in Metastatic Colon Cancer

January 25th 2022

By Ryan McDonald

A group of patients with microsatellite-stable, treatment-refractory metastatic colorectal cancer experienced responses to treatment with Keytruda plus Mektovi and Avastin.

Blood Test Results May Identify Which Patients With CRC May Benefit From Post-Surgical Chemotherapy

January 25th 2022

By Ariana Pelosci

The use of a ctDNA assay could help determine which patients with colorectal cancer may benefit most from chemotherapy after surgery.

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VHL-Related Kidney Cancer Survivor Reflects on Decades of Change for the Rare Condition

January 24th 2022

Brielle Benyon

When Joseph Heisler was diagnosed with von Hippel-Lindau disease 30 years ago, there was hardly any information on the condition. Fast forward three decades, there is an FDA-approved drug and a handbook of information available in two languages.

Kymriah Shows ‘Huge Potential’ for Patients With Heavily Pretreated, Relapsed Follicular Lymphoma

January 24th 2022

Colleen Moretti

Kymriah may represent a more effective option than currently available treatments for patients with heavily pretreated follicular lymphoma, according to an expert from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Support From Beyond: How My Deceased Loved Ones Helped Me Navigate My Cancer Journey

January 24th 2022

Jessica Bolz

A survivor of multiple cancers explains how “visits” from deceased friends and loved ones made her feel safe before undergoing treatments.

Gut Microbiome Makeup May Help Predict Skin-Related Immunotherapy Side Effects in Patients With Gastric Cancer

January 24th 2022

Lindsay Fischer

Patients with gastric cancer who present with certain bacteria in their gut were found to be more likely to experience skin-related side effects from Opdivo treatment, research showed.

Early Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: The IMpower010 Trial

January 24th 2022

Jessica Donington, MD, MSCR

An expert oncologist details the design, outcomes, and clinical implications of the IMpower010 trial.

Early Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer and the ADAURA Trial

January 24th 2022

Jessica Donington, MD, MSCR

Dr. Jessica Donington explains how the results of the ADAURA trial changed the treatment algorithm in the adjuvant setting in early non-small cell lung cancer.

Patients With Unresectable Liver Cancer May Have a ‘Promising and Tolerable’ Treatment Option With Combination Therapy

January 24th 2022

Colleen Moretti

The use of a non-invasive procedure combined with Lenvima plus Tyvyt demonstrated safe and effective results in patients with liver cancer not eligible for surgical resection.

Will Genetic Testing Help People With Metastatic Cancer?

January 24th 2022

The bottom line seems to be yes, genetic testing for inherited mutations may help tailor treatment for all with advanced or metastatic cancer.

Here’s to Appreciating Life and the Places You’ll Go, Despite Living With Cancer

January 23rd 2022

Marissa Holzer

A woman living with metastatic breast cancer describes how the death of a friend’s grandmother reminded her of her own grandmother’s passing and the lessons she learned about life from it that she applies in her cancer journey.

Lenvima May Offer Survival Benefit With Manageable Side Effects in Recurrent HCC After Liver Transplantation

January 23rd 2022

Darlene Dobkowski, MA

Researchers observed this benefit in recurrent HCC after liver transplantation, which represents a patient population often excluded from clinical trials due to potential organ rejection.

Major Developments in Kidney Cancer in 2021

January 23rd 2022

2021 was a bumper year for kidney cancer developments, including several new treatment approvals by the FDA and a much better understanding of how kidney cancer is impacted by COVID-19 infections and vaccines.

As I Begin Another Year of Cancer Treatment, I Struggle Over Why I’m Still Here and Others Aren’t

January 22nd 2022

Kelly Irvin

A patient with stage 4 ovarian cancer still receiving treatment six years after her first diagnosis explains that even though she’s exhausted from all her treatments and the related side effects, she knows many others don’t survive as long as she has.

Frontline Lenvima Provided Survival Benefit for Patients With Liver Cancer

January 22nd 2022

Jamie Cesanek

Treating patients with liver cancer initially with Lenvima instead of the standard of care was associated with a survival benefit, according to recent research.

Minimally Invasive Procedure Combined with Lenvima and Checkpoint Blockade Shows Promise in Unresectable Liver Cancer

January 21st 2022

Brielle Benyon

The use of a minimally invasive procedure — known as trans-arterial chemoembolization — plus Lenvima and a PD-1 checkpoint blockade drug proved to be safe and efficacious in patients with unresectable advanced liver cancer.

‘Make an Impact and Seize the Day’ Says Cancer Survivor Who Launched Kindness Challenge

January 21st 2022

Brielle Benyon

Lorelei Colbert was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer at 28 and used her experience to launch the “Chemo to Kindness” challenge that inspired others around the world to do acts of good.

How I Learned to Deal With the Fact That Cancer May Never Go Away

January 21st 2022

Kim Johnson

A woman explains how she grapples with the acceptance that her sister may never enter remission from cancer.

Louie Anderson Dies After Lymphoma Diagnosis, Tennis Star Chris Evert Shares Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis

January 21st 2022

Jamie Cesanek

From the death of comedian Louie Anderson after he was hospitalized for cancer treatment to former world No.1 tennis player Chris Evert’s ovarian cancer diagnosis, here’s what’s happening in the cancer landscape this week.

Enhertu Linked to Sustained Survival Benefit in Gastroesophageal, Gastric Cancer Subset

January 21st 2022

Gina Mauro

The use of Enhertu was associated with a reduction in the risk of death compared with standard chemotherapy in certain patients with gastroesophageal and gastric cancer.

First-In-Human Clinical Trial of Investigational Therapy for Multiple Advanced Solid Tumors Is Underway

January 21st 2022

Jamie Cesanek

Researchers plan to enroll 60 patients in the first-in-human phase 1 clinical trial to assess the safety and preliminary clinical activity of an anti-CD39 monoclonal antibody to treat advanced solid tumors.

Wearable Remote Monitoring Device May Help Patients With Blood Cancers Identify When to Seek Follow-Up Care

January 20th 2022

Jamie Cesanek

Recent study results showed that the use of a remote monitoring device worn on the upper arm may help patients with blood cancers seek assistance for serious complications while receiving intensive treatments.

Spare Me the Stories of Cancer Death and Destruction

January 20th 2022

Michelle Velez

When trying to relate to a cancer survivor, do not tell them how someone else died of the disease, writes Michelle Velez.

Peeling the Onion: Unpacking the Complicated Emotions Experienced as a Cancer Caregiver

January 20th 2022

Debbie Legault

A mother of a breast cancer survivor explains how she pinpoints the reasoning behind why a certain day might be extra difficult emotionally for her and how she deals with it.

When Diagnosed With Cervical Cancer, Single Mom Turns to Advocacy — for Herself, Her Children and Other Survivors

January 20th 2022

Jamie Cesanek

In this episode of the “Cancer Horizons” podcast, a cervical cancer survivor and advocate explains how she navigated being given six to 24 months to live as a single mother of three children and no health insurance.

The Importance of Shared Decision-Making For Patients With Glioblastoma

January 20th 2022

"The voice of the patient should be heard and incorporated into all aspects of the GBM treatment journey."

Amidst New CDC Recommendations, Oncologist Offers Tips on Best Masking Practices for COVID-19 Prevention

January 19th 2022

Brielle Benyon

From when to replace masks to addressing a CDC-recommended strategy to improve the effectiveness of surgical masks, Dr. Tatiana M. Prowell of Johns Hopkins Medicine offers masking tips for patients with cancer.

Survivor Sisters: How Two Different Cancers in Non-Biological Siblings Created an Unbreakable Bond

January 19th 2022

Marissa Holzer

A woman living with metastatic breast cancer shares how her relationship with her sister who was adopted from Korea transformed after they both received a cancer diagnosis.

FDA to Review Libtayo for Frontline Advanced NSCLC

January 19th 2022

Brielle Benyon

After promising phase 3 clinical trial results, the FDA will consider Libtayo for approval to treat patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer, regardless of PD-L1 status.

Can a Blood Test Detect Lung Cancer in High-Risk Adults?

January 19th 2022

Jamie Cesanek

A new study to evaluate the accuracy of a blood test for detecting lung cancer in high-risk adults has enrolled its first participant with plans to enroll thousands more.

The Challenges and Rewards of Being a Caregiver in a Hereditary Cancer Family

January 19th 2022

Both challenging and rewarding, the cancer caregiver experience can be very different for each person.

Meet Kristin: Cancer Survivor Finds Meaning and Purpose Helping Others

January 19th 2022

Sarah Miretti Cassidy

Ovarian cancer survivor trained as peer mentor volunteer as part of CHN’s pilot program with Stanford Health Care.

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