Expertise and Knowledge Gains Made for Treatment of Prostate Cancer

An educational live and enduring activity provided by i3 Health has demonstrated increased expertise and learning outcomes for treatment of patients with prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men, seeing an average of 1 out of 8 men being diagnosed with it within their lifetime. The typical treatment for progressive prostate disease is androgen deprivation therapy (ADT); however, it is common for prostate cancer to become castration-resistant or resistant to ADT....

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Addressing Knowledge Gaps in the Treatment of Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

An educational activity provided by i3 Health has revealed significant learning gains in the knowledge of novel treatment strategies for metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). The activity was presented virtually at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in 2020 and was made available as an enduring online activity. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women and men in the United States and is the third most diagnosed cancer worldwide. In the...

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TNBC: Metronomic Capecitabine Maintenance Improves Outcomes

Metronomic capecitabine maintenance after standard treatment has been shown to be a successful therapy for patients with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) in a recent study. Results of this study will be reported on later this week in the 2020 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Virtual Scientific Program. Relapse and unfavorable outcomes are still issues among patients with TNBC. According to lead study author XI Wang, MD of the Department of Breast Oncology at Sun Yat-Sen Universit...

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Pyrotinib/Capecitabine Effective for HER2-Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer

Pyrotinib, an irreversible pan-ErbB inhibitor, provides an effective treatment option in combination with capecitabine for patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-positive metastatic breast cancer, according to results of a phase 3 trial to be presented later this month in the 2020 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Virtual Scientific Program. The open-label, multicenter PHOEBE trial enrolled patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer following treatment...

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Cancer Research and the Art of Spin

At oncology meetings, nearly one third of oral presentations on cancer clinical trials where the primary end point was not met presented a positive, or "not negative," conclusion about a formally negative result, according to results of a quality improvement analysis now published in JAMA Oncology. "Presentations at medical meetings have great resonance within the scientific community, especially following the diffusion of social media," write the investigators, led by first author Massimo Di Ma...

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Weight Loss Associated With Lower Survival in Patients With Gastric Cancer

Many patients with advanced gastric cancer inevitably lose weight while receiving systemic treatment, with some patients struggling with maintaining adequate nutrition. Researchers set out to investigate the impact of losing weight early on in treatment on patients' survival. For this study, results of which are published in Journal of Clinical Oncology, phase 3 trials involving patients with gastric/gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) cancer receiving ramucirumab were analyzed by the researchers: R...

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