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San Francisco, CA—De-escalating chemotherapy based on a negative positron- emission tomography (PET) scan after 2 cycles of treatment is safe and feasible in most patients with low-volume metastatic seminoma, the most common type of testicular cancer, according to results presented at the 2020 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium.

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San Francisco, CA—Delivering the keynote address at the 2020 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium, David F. Penson, MD, MPH, MMHC, Hamilton and Howd Chair in Urologic Oncology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, highlighted the need to move toward patient-centered decisions beyond survival, focusing on patient-centered outcomes by integrating quality of life (QOL) and financial toxicity into the shared, treatment-related, decision- making process.

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San Francisco, CA—MicroRNAs have all the characteristics to be a potential game changer as a biomarker in germcell tumors (originating in the testes, ovaries, and a few other sites), with high sensitivity, specificity, and clinical validity in pilot studies, said Lucia Nappi, MD, PhD, Medical Oncologist, British Columbia Cancer, Vancouver Centre, Canada, at the 2020 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium.

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San Francisco, CA—Platinum-based therapy represents a new standard of care in patients with pancreatic cancer and germline BRCA or PALB2 mutation, based on data reported at the 2020 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium. The findings were published simultaneously in the Journal of Clinical Oncology (O’Reilly EM, et al. J Clin Oncol. 2020 Jan 24. Epub ahead of print).

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San Francisco, CA—The combination of encorafenib (Braftovi) plus cetuximab (Erbitux), with or without binimetinib (Mektovi), improved the quality of life based on patient-reported assessments better than current standard of care in the treatment of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC) and BRAF V600E mutation, according to the BEACON CRC study, which was presented at the 2020 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium.

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Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO & Swim Across America Team Up To Create Young Investigator Award
Swim Across America is supporting the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and ASCO’s Conquer Cancer Foundation with the creation of the Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO—Swim Across America Young Investigator Award (YIA).
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MMY1001 is an open-label phase 1b study of daratumumab in combination with carfilzomib, lenalidomide, and dexamethasone in newly diagnosed patients with multiple myeloma.
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The combination of elotuzumab, bortezomib, lenalidomide, and dexamethasone is effective in patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (MM).
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The combination of bendamustine and pomalidomide with dexamethasone shows promise in patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM).
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