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In two trials in the neoadjuvant setting reported at SABCS, one showed improved rates of pathologic complete response with added immunotherapy, and the other showed no difference.

Investigators at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium reported median progression free survival of 16.4 months for those who got the target dose of the drug.

Investigators provided updated evidence that that the combined treatment prevents more women from relapsing, especially higher-risk node-positive patients.

Chi Van Dang discussed major breakthroughs now moving out into community practice, continued challenges, and promising new areas oncologists may want to watch.

The TATTON study found a combination therapy could treat some EGFR-positive lung cancer patients who developed MET-based resistance, but the best way to gauge MET status isn't yet clear.

The center received a response to its initial submission to the NY State Department of Health in February and will re-submit by the end of this month.

 

Clinical trials investigating whether epigenetic treatment can restore susceptibility to other treatments are underway in colorectal, lung, and breast cancers.

Studies presented at the AACR meeting demonstrated how the registry can be used to evaluate how cancer patients with rare tumor markers respond to treatments.

A study presented at the AACR meeting showed that Resolution's ctDx-Lung assay reported more oncogenic fusions than Guardant360 in NSCLC patients.

Maintenance treatment with Clovis' rucaparib may be a more tolerable maintenance therapy than chemo in platinum-responsive patients with mutations in BRCA1/2 or PALB2.

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