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CHMP recommends aproval of Xospata in FLT3+ acute myeloid leukemia.- Astellas Pharma

Astellas Pharma announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has adopted...

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CHMP recommends Bavencio + axitinib for first line treatment of renal cell carcinoma. Merck KGaA + Pfizer

Merck KGaA and Pfizer Inc. announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines...

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FDA Approves Keytruda plus Lenvima combination treatment for atients with certain types of endometrial carcinoma.

Merck and Eisai announced that the FDA approved the combination of Keytruda, Merck’s anti-PD-1 therapy, plus Lenvima, the orally available...

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Learning Zones

An epgonline.org Learning Zone (LZ) is an area of the site dedicated to providing detailed self-directed medical education about a disease, condition or procedure.

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL)

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL)

Refine your knowledge of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) with information on pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment options and more

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Biosimilars Knowledge Centre

Biosimilars Knowledge Centre

What are biologics and how do they differ from small molecule medicines? Discover more about their development, as well as the manufacturing and regulatory processes in the Biosimilars in Oncology Knowledge Centre.

CDK 4/6 inhibitors in metastatic breast cancer

CDK 4/6 inhibitors in metastatic breast cancer

The CDK 4/6 Inhibitors in Metastatic Breast Cancer Learning Zone provides insights and information for metastatic breast cancer (mBC) and CDK 4/6 signalling. This includes the burden and pathophysiology of the disease, the role of CDK 4/6 in cell proliferation and an overview of the CDK 4/6 inhibitors that have been approved for the management of mBC.

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What's on the horizon?

Marshall Pearce

Antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs)

Posted 2 years 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 2 years 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

End of life care for infants, children and young people with life-limiting conditions: planning and management

This guideline covers the planning and management of end of life and palliative care in for infants, children and young people (aged 0–17 years) with life-limiting conditions. It aims to involve children, young people and their families...

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Early Breast Cancer: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines

These updated ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines provide updated state-of-the-art recommendations on management of early breast cancer (diagnosis, treatment and follow-up), compiled by a multidisciplinary author panel...

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Prostate cancer: diagnosis and management

This guideline covers the diagnosis and management of prostate cancer in secondary care, including information on the best way to diagnose and identify different stages of the disease, and how to manage adverse effects of treatment.

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Journal articles

Clinical Activity, Tolerability, and Long-term Follow-up of Durvalumab in Patients With Advanced NSCLC.

Introduction: Durvalumab is a selective, high-affinity human IgG1 monoclonal antibody that blocks programmed cell death ligand-1 (PD-L1) binding to PD-1. Here we report safety and clinical activity in the non-small cell...

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Neoadjuvant Talazoparib for Patients With Operable Breast Cancer With a Germline BRCA Pathogenic Variant.

Purpose: Talazoparib has demonstrated efficacy in patients with BRCA-positive metastatic breast cancer. This study evaluated the pathologic response of talazoparib alone for 6 months in patients with a known germline BRCA...

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Talazoparib in Patients with Advanced Breast Cancer and a Germline BRCA Mutation.

Background: The poly(adenosine diphosphate-ribose) inhibitor talazoparib has shown antitumor activity in patients with advanced breast cancer and germline mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 ( BRCA1/2).

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Clinical trials

Study of IMMU-132 in HR+/HER2- MBC (TROPICS-02)

This is an open-label, randomized, multicenter Phase 3 study to compare the efficacy and safety of Sacituzumab Govitecan versus TPC in subjects with metastatic or locally recurrent inoperable HR+/HER2- MBC, after failure of...

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A Study of Niraparib in Combination With Abiraterone Acetate and Prednisone Versus Abiraterone Acetate and Prednisone for Treatment of Participants With Metastatic Prostate Cancer

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of niraparib in combination with abiraterone acetate and prednisone (AA-P) compared to AA-P plus placebo.

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A Study To Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety Of Atezolizumab or Placebo in Combination With Neoadjuvant Doxorubicin + Cyclophosphamide Followed By Paclitaxel + Trastuzumab + Pertuzumab In Early Her2-Positive Breast Cancer (IMpassion050)

This study (also known as IMpassion050) will evaluate the efficacy and safety of atezolizumab compared with placebo when given in combination with neoadjuvant dose-dense anthracycline (doxorubicin) + cyclophosphamide followed...

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Blog Posts

Advances in Precision Cancer Care

ESMO 2018 | Day 4 highlights

Posted 11 months ago

In our final report from ESMO 2018 we share insights from the Proffered paper session - Gastrointestinal tumours, colorectal, moderated by Dirk Arnold (Hamburg, DE) and Alfredo Falcone (Pisa, IT). Here, we cover survival data from the MODUL trial, comparing maintenance fluorouracil-bevacizumab and fluorouracil-bevacizumab plus atezolizumab in BRAF wild-type disease, and [in TRIBE2] consider the impact on PFS2 of an intensified treatment strategy versus a standard, sequential treatment strategy.

Advances in Precision Cancer Care

ESMO 2018 | Day 3 highlights

Posted 11 months ago

Sunday’s ESMO 2018 report comes from Presidential Symposium 2, moderated by Fortunato Ciardiello (Napoli, IT) and Josep Tabernero (Barcelona, ES). Here, we share key data and discussions from presentations on the STAMPEDE trial, looking at the role of prostate radiotherapy for patients with newly diagnosed metastatic prostate cancer and JAVELIN Renal 101, assessing avelumab plus axitinib as a first-line treatment option for patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma. 

Advances in Precision Cancer Care

ESMO 2018 | Day 2 highlights

Posted 11 months ago

Saturday’s ESMO 2018 report comes from Presidential Symposium 1, moderated by Andrés Cervantes (Valencia, ES) and Josep Tabernero (Barcelona, ES), discussing the scientific results and clinical implications of new data from the phase 3 IMpassion130, PALOMA-3 and SOLAR-1 trials. 

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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Personalisation of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) care

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