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FDA approves Xtandi for non-metastatic prostate cancer.- Astellas + Pfizer.

Astellas Pharma and Pfizer announced the FDA approved a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Xtandi (enzalutamide), following FDA Priority...

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NEJM publishes results of CELESTIAL trial of Cabometyx in patients with previously treated advanced hepatocellular carcinoma.- Ipsen + Exelixis.

Ipsen announced that The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) published results from the CELESTIAL phase III pivotal trial of...

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NICE does not recommend Darzalex plus chemo for second line use in multiple myeloma.- Janssen Biotech.

The UK NICE has issued draft guidance not recommending Darzalex (daratumumab), from Janssen Biotech, for second line use in multiple...

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Communicating Metastatic Breast Cancer Learning Zone

Communicating Metastatic Breast Cancer Learning Zone

This learning zone offers a short overview of the challenges faced by both healthcare professionals and patient when communicating end-stage or metastatic cancer.

Breakthrough Cancer Pain Learning Zone

Breakthrough Cancer Pain Learning Zone

Watch video highlights from the BeCOn OWN 2017 event, including expert opinion, patient experience and panel discussions in the Breakthrough Cancer Pain Learning Zone.

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What's on the Horizon?

Marshall Pearce

Antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs)

Posted 1 year ago

Over the past couple of decades, there have been advances in a class of drugs which for a long time was purely theoretical: antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs). The concept underlying ADCs is elegant – what if it were possible to ‘target’ particular groups of cells with a cytotoxic agent, rather than exposing every cell of the body to it?

Marshall Pearce

Cancer immunotherapies

Posted 1 year ago

It was the winner of the 1908 Nobel prize for medicine, Paul Ehrlich, who is first credited with discussing the concept of a “magic bullet”, able to target specific cells without damaging healthy tissue. With the advent of immunotherapy, as well as antibody-drug conjugates, we are beginning to realise this vision.

Guidelines

EASL Clinical Practice Guidelines: Management of hepatocellular carcinoma

The following Clinical Practice Guidelines will give up-to-date advice for the clinical management of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma, as well as providing an in-depth review of all the relevant data leading to the conclusions herein.

Added 29 days ago

Guidelines on Penile Cancer

The European Association of Urology (EAU) Guidelines on Penile Cancer provides up-to-date information on the diagnosis and management of penile squamous cell carcinoma (SCC).

Added 4 years ago

Guidelines on Primary Urethral Carcinoma

The European Association of Urology (EAU) Guidelines Group on Muscle-invasive and Metastatic Bladder Cancer has prepared these guidelines to deliver current evidence-based information on the diagnosis and treatment of patients with...

Added 3 years ago

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Journal articles

First results on survival from a large Phase 3 clinical trial of an autologous dendritic cell vaccine in newly diagnosed glioblastoma.

This Phase 3 trial evaluates the addition of an autologous tumor lysate-pulsed dendritic cell vaccine (DCVax®-L) to standard therapy for newly diagnosed glioblastoma.

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Cabozantinib in Patients with Advanced and Progressing Hepatocellular Carcinoma.

Cabozantinib inhibits tyrosine kinases, including vascular endothelial growth factor receptors 1, 2, and 3, MET, and AXL, which are implicated in the progression of hepatocellular carcinoma and the development of resistance...

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Blinatumomab for minimal residual disease in adults with B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Approximately 30% to 50% of adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in hematologic complete remission after multiagent therapy exhibit minimal residual disease (MRD) by reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction...

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Clinical trials

Cabozantinib Versus Sunitinib for Metastatic Variant Histology Renal Cell Carcinoma

The goal of this clinical research study is to compare the safety and effectiveness of cabozantinib and sunitinib when given to patients with metastatic (has spread) variant histology renal cell carcinoma (vhRCC), a type of kidney cancer.

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Adjuvant Ribociclib With Endocrine Therapy in Hormone Receptor+/HER2- Intermediate Risk Early Breast Cancer (EarLEE-2)

This is an international, multi-center, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical study evaluating the efficacy and safety of ribociclib with endocrine therapy as an adjuvant treatment in patients with hormone receptor-positive...

Added 8 months ago

COLLISION Trial - Colorectal Liver Metastases: Surgery vs Thermal Ablation (COLLISION)

The primary objective is to prove non-inferiority of thermal ablation compared to hepatic resection in patients with at least one resectable and ablatable colorectal liver metastases (≤3cm) and no extrahepatic disease.

Added 8 months ago

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CME

Treatment Optimisation in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia

Treatment Optimisation in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia
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Managing the side effects of treatment for prostate cancer

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Managing patients at risk of prostate cancer

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Blog Posts

Allen Wellings

ELCC 2018 ‒ Roundup of this year’s conference

Posted 2 months ago

At the recent ELCC, held from 11‒14 April 2018, several hundred abstracts were presented detailing the latest cutting-edge research in lung cancer treatment and care. Brief summaries of some of the key abstracts are found here.

Alex Keen

ELCC 2018 ‒ And the Heine H. Hansen Award goes to…

Posted 3 months ago

Discover this year's Heine H. Hansen award winner, given to a scientific investigator who has made special, wide-reaching and significant contributions to lung cancer research and education, recognising their lifelong achievements.