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Study Confirms Adding Ibrance to Endocrine Therapy May Not Improve Outcomes in Early Breast Cancer

Study Confirms Adding Ibrance to Endocrine Therapy May Not Improve Outcomes in Early Breast Cancer

December 8th 2021, 10:00pm

SABCS

The addition of Ibrance to endocrine therapy was not associated with preventing disease recurrence in patients with hormone receptor (HR)–positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)–negative early breast cancer, according to final results of the phase 3 PALLAS trial.

Medication Used to Treat Diabetes Fails to Improve Breast Cancer Outcomes

Medication Used to Treat Diabetes Fails to Improve Breast Cancer Outcomes

December 8th 2021, 4:00pm

SABCS

Researchers hypothesized that metformin — a medication that helps lower insulin levels in patients with diabetes and is associated with inducing weight loss — might improve breast cancer outcomes.

Novel Drug Has Potential to ‘Become New Standard of Care’ in Advanced, ER-Positive Breast Cancer

Novel Drug Has Potential to ‘Become New Standard of Care’ in Advanced, ER-Positive Breast Cancer

December 8th 2021, 2:00pm

SABCS

The use of elacestrant, an investigational therapy, elicited a 30% reduction in the risk of disease progression or death compared with standard of care in a group of patients with estrogen receptor (ER)–positive, HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer.

Novel Drug Combo Doubles Progression-Free Survival in HER2-Negative Metastatic Breast Cancer

Novel Drug Combo Doubles Progression-Free Survival in HER2-Negative Metastatic Breast Cancer

December 7th 2021, 10:00pm

SABCS

Ibrance plus Faslodex improved progression-free survival in certain patients with metastatic breast cancer, compared with those who continued to receive an aromatase inhibitor.

Black Women With Breast Cancer Have a Higher Risk of Developing Lymphedema Than White Women

Black Women With Breast Cancer Have a Higher Risk of Developing Lymphedema Than White Women

December 7th 2021, 4:00pm

SABCS

Black race is associated with a 3.5-fold increased incidence of lymphedema in women with breast cancer treated with axillary lymph node dissection and radiotherapy, according to recent data.

Educated Patient® Leukemia Summit: July 31, 2021

Educated Patient® Leukemia Summit: July 31, 2021

August 3rd 2021, 3:38pm

Educated Patient® Leukemia Summit

View the full CURE Educated Patient Leukemia Summit on demand.

Imfinzi May Contribute to Long-Term Survival Improvements in Unresectable Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Imfinzi May Contribute to Long-Term Survival Improvements in Unresectable Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

June 7th 2021, 1:00pm

ASCO Annual Meeting

The long-term follow-up data, according to one of the study’s authors from the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute, demonstrate “a new benchmark for the standard of care” in the treatment of patients with unresectable stage 3 non-small cell lung cancer.

Aumolertinib Improves Survival in Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Aumolertinib Improves Survival in Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

June 7th 2021, 12:00pm

ASCO Annual Meeting

Treatment with aumolertinib was associated with prolonged survival in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer.

Abecma Continues to Improve Survival in Heavily Pretreated Patients With Multiple Myeloma

Abecma Continues to Improve Survival in Heavily Pretreated Patients With Multiple Myeloma

June 6th 2021, 8:00pm

ASCO Annual Meeting

After long-term follow-up, the CAR-T cell therapy still boosted survival outcomes in patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma, regardless of the number of prior lines of therapy received.

Retevmo Shows Improvement for Previously Treated Patients With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Retevmo Shows Improvement for Previously Treated Patients With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

June 6th 2021, 7:00pm

ASCO Annual Meeting

Previously treated patients with non-small cell lung cancer tended to have better responses with Retevmo than they did with prior treatments.

Novel Combo Therapy Shows Promise in Certain Patients With Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Novel Combo Therapy Shows Promise in Certain Patients With Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

June 6th 2021, 5:00pm

ASCO Annual Meeting

Treatment with a novel combination therapy was associated with increased efficacy among patients with aggressive relapsed or refractory B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma and was also well tolerated.

Opdivo Combined with Yervoy or Chemo Improves Survival in Unresectable and Advanced Esophageal Cancer

Opdivo Combined with Yervoy or Chemo Improves Survival in Unresectable and Advanced Esophageal Cancer

June 5th 2021, 3:00pm

ASCO Annual Meeting

Adding Opdivo to treatment with Yervoy or chemotherapy improved survival, compared with chemotherapy alone in patients with unresectable and advanced esophageal cancer.

Novel Drug-Chemo Combo Significantly Improves Survival in Rare Form of Head and Neck Cancer

Novel Drug-Chemo Combo Significantly Improves Survival in Rare Form of Head and Neck Cancer

June 5th 2021, 1:00pm

ASCO Annual Meeting

The addition of a novel drug to the chemotherapies gemcitabine and cisplatin significantly improved a survival outcome in patients with a rare form of head and neck cancer, compared with chemotherapy alone.

Extraordinary Healer® Award for Oncology Nursing 2021

Extraordinary Healer® Award for Oncology Nursing 2021

April 30th 2021, 3:22pm

Extraordinary Healer® Award for Oncology Nursing

View the entire 2021 Extraordinary Healer® Award for Oncology Nursing virtual presentation here!

Emerging Therapies Show Promise in Treating Metastatic Breast Cancer

Emerging Therapies Show Promise in Treating Metastatic Breast Cancer

March 16th 2021, 1:00pm

Educated Patient® Breast Cancer Summit

An expert discusses the potential that several novel therapies hold in treating metastatic breast cancer, including PARP inhibitors, immunotherapy and antibody drug conjugates. Each therapy type has an FDA-approved option to potentially provide patients with better outcomes and quality of life.

The Future of Adoptive Cellular Therapy in Lung Cancer

The Future of Adoptive Cellular Therapy in Lung Cancer

March 15th 2021, 1:00pm

Educated Patient® Lung Cancer Summit

In the field of lung cancer, a number of current studies evaluating the efficacy of adoptive cellular therapies may one day offer patients with non-small cell lung cancer a “high risk, high reward” treatment option, according to Dr. Ben Creelan of the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Geriatric Assessment and More Inclusive Clinical Trials Needed for Older Adults with Lung Cancer

Geriatric Assessment and More Inclusive Clinical Trials Needed for Older Adults with Lung Cancer

March 12th 2021, 10:00pm

Educated Patient® Lung Cancer Summit

As the population ages, the incidence of older adults being diagnosed with lung cancer is increasing, though data on how to specifically treat this population are lacking.

How Targeted Therapies Are Changing the Breast Cancer Treatment Landscape

How Targeted Therapies Are Changing the Breast Cancer Treatment Landscape

March 11th 2021, 2:00pm

Educated Patient® Breast Cancer Summit

Targeted therapies that attack cancer in a more precise way than traditional chemotherapy are being used more often in the field of breast cancer, but the solution in utilizing them lies within the patient-oncologist relationship, according to an expert from the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center.

Looking at the Big Picture of Small Cell Lung Cancer

Looking at the Big Picture of Small Cell Lung Cancer

March 10th 2021, 7:00pm

Educated Patient® Lung Cancer Summit

An expert discusses ways that small cell lung cancer is diagnosed, how to treat it and how to pivot if the disease spreads or recurs. He also focuses on efforts in the clinical trial space to potentially treat patients more effectively.

How Patients With Cancer Can Boost Their ‘Mindfulness Muscle’ and Improve Resiliency

How Patients With Cancer Can Boost Their ‘Mindfulness Muscle’ and Improve Resiliency

March 10th 2021, 2:00pm

Educated Patient® Breast Cancer Summit

Mindfulness practices have been associated with improved mental health outcomes in patients with cancer. Here, an expert shares tips on how patients can strengthen their “mindfulness muscle.”

‘Lost in Transition’ After Breast Cancer

‘Lost in Transition’ After Breast Cancer

March 9th 2021, 4:00pm

Educated Patient® Breast Cancer Summit

With more than 4 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S., survivorship care and understanding what happens to patients after surviving is of the utmost importance. An expert explains some side effects survivors may experience and treatments to help.

How One Organization is Helping People Navigate the ‘Pain, Confusion and Chaos’ of a Cancer Diagnosis

How One Organization is Helping People Navigate the ‘Pain, Confusion and Chaos’ of a Cancer Diagnosis

February 23rd 2021, 10:00pm

DONNA Foundation Marathon Weekend

A cancer diagnosis often comes with concerns of what’s next for patients. One concern is how they’re going to afford their treatments. Here, a panel of experts discuss what options are available.

Shattering Myths: How Patients With Cancer Can Become Better Health Advocates

Shattering Myths: How Patients With Cancer Can Become Better Health Advocates

February 23rd 2021, 7:00pm

DONNA Foundation Marathon Weekend

There are two myths that patients with cancer believe when it comes to being health advocates. Here, a panel of experts look to dispel those myths to help patients become better advocates.

Immunotherapy Combinations Offer ‘Hope and Promise’ for Patients with Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma

Immunotherapy Combinations Offer ‘Hope and Promise’ for Patients with Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma

February 23rd 2021, 2:00pm

ASCO Genitourinary Symposium

Positive results from the phase 3 CLEAR clinical trial, presented at the 2021 ASCO Genitourinary Cancers Symposium, are just one more dataset that could offer “a sense of hope and promise” for patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC), says the study’s lead author, Dr. Robert J. Motzer.

‘Knowledge is Power’: Advocating for More Representation in Cancer-Related Clinical Trials

‘Knowledge is Power’: Advocating for More Representation in Cancer-Related Clinical Trials

February 19th 2021, 10:00pm

DONNA Foundation Marathon Weekend

There are several health equity barriers in patients with cancer, one of which involves adequate access to clinical trials. Here, a panel of experts and a cancer survivor discuss ways to improve access.

Cabometyx Significantly Prolongs Survival Over Sutent in Rare Form of Kidney Cancer

Cabometyx Significantly Prolongs Survival Over Sutent in Rare Form of Kidney Cancer

February 18th 2021, 2:00pm

ASCO Genitourinary Symposium

The study results, according to one expert, show that Cabometyx should be considered the new standard for systemic therapy in patients with metastatic papillary renal cell carcinoma.

Padcev Continues to Show Promise in Patients with Previously Treated Bladder Cancer

Padcev Continues to Show Promise in Patients with Previously Treated Bladder Cancer

February 15th 2021, 10:00pm

ASCO Genitourinary Symposium

Treatment with Padcev, compared to chemotherapy, continues to show better results in patients with advanced urothelial carcinoma who had previously received certain therapies.

Lenvima Plus Keytruda Associated With Better Results Than Sutent Alone in Patients With Advanced Type of Kidney Cancer

Lenvima Plus Keytruda Associated With Better Results Than Sutent Alone in Patients With Advanced Type of Kidney Cancer

February 13th 2021, 10:00pm

ASCO Genitourinary Symposium

The results of the phase 3 trial, according to one expert, support the use of Lenvima with Keytruda as a possible first-line treatment option for patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma.

Novel Therapy Demonstrates Limited Activity and Poor Safety Outcomes in Patients With Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma

Novel Therapy Demonstrates Limited Activity and Poor Safety Outcomes in Patients With Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma

February 13th 2021, 6:00pm

ASCO Genitourinary Symposium

Treatment with sapanisertib was associated with limited activity and poor safety outcomes in patients with refractory metastatic renal cell carcinoma.

Communication And Support Can Help Patients With Cancer Improve Their Quality of Life During Treatment

Communication And Support Can Help Patients With Cancer Improve Their Quality of Life During Treatment

February 13th 2021, 4:00pm

ASCO Genitourinary Symposium

For patients to maintain or improve their quality of life through their cancer treatment, it is pivotal that they communicate with their health care team.