In a nutshell This study evaluated if there were any clinical indicators to identify which patients with advanced melanoma would benefit from immune checkpoint blocker (ICB) therapy. The data showed that blood LDH levels, the extent of disease, number of white blood cells, and immune-related side effects were all associated with better...Read More
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Could patient-reported outcomes predict survival benefits in patients with advanced breast cancer treated with abemaciclib?
In a nutshell This study evaluated the association between patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and survival outcomes in patients with hormone receptor-positive (HR+)/HER2-negative (HER2-) advanced breast cancer (BC) treated with abemaciclib (Verzenio). The data showed that the PROs could be a predictor of survival benefits in these patients. Some...Read More
Adding everolimus to letrozole in premenopausal patients with hormone-positive advanced breast cancer
In a nutshell This study evaluated the effects and outcomes of adding everolimus (EVE; Afinitor) plus letrozole (LET; Femara) to hormonal therapy for the treatment of premenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive (HR+), HER2-negative (HER2-) advanced breast cancer (BC). The data showed that the combination of EVE+LET improved survival...Read More
Searching for patients with solid tumors with abnormal genetic changes to trial an experimental medication
In a nutshell This study is searching for participants with advanced solid tumors including breast cancer to examine the safety and effectiveness of experimental drug avapritinib (AYVAKIT). The main outcomes to be measured are the response to treatment and side effects. This trial is being conducted in Texas, US. The details Some cancers grow as a...Read More
Comparing the effectiveness of different chemotherapy regimens after surgery in early stage breast cancer
In a nutshell This study compared the effectiveness and safety outcomes of current chemotherapy regimens for treatment in patients with early-stage breast cancer (BC). The data showed that the current treatment regimens have similar effectiveness. Some background BC is classified into different subtypes depending on the presence or...Read More
Can abemaciclib plus hormonal therapy be considered a safe and effective treatment in older patients with advanced breast cancer?
In a nutshell This article looked at the safety and effectiveness of abemaciclib (Verzenios) plus hormonal therapy (HT) in older patients with hormone receptor-positive (HR+)/HER-2 negative (HER2-) advanced breast cancer (BC). The authors concluded that abemaciclib + HT was effective across all age groups and while higher rates of side effects...Read More
Is heart monitoring needed in patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer using trastuzumab?
In a nutshell This article looked at the occurrence of heart-related side effects in patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer (mBC) receiving trastuzumab (Herceptin). The authors found that non-smoking patients with a good heart function before receiving treatment have a low risk of heart toxicity (HT) after 4 years...Read More
In a nutshell This trial is aiming to examine the safety and effectiveness of experimental treatment DF6002 alone or in combination with nivolumab (Opdivo) in the treatment of advanced solid tumors, including melanoma. The main outcomes to be measured are drug toxicity, and response rate of patients to the drug. This trial is being...Read More
In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness and safety of pembrolizumab (Keytruda) plus chemotherapy in patients with inoperable or metastatic triple-negative breast cancer. The data showed that the combination is effective in improving progression-free survival in these patients. Some background Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC)...Read More
Comparing the outcomes of utidelone plus capecitabine versus capecitabine alone in patients with previously treated resistant metastatic breast cancer
In a nutshell The study compared outcomes of utidelone plus capecitabine (Xeloda) versus capecitabine (C) alone in previously treated patients with anthracycline- and taxane-resistant metastatic breast cancer (MBC). The authors found that this combination improved survival compared to C alone in such patients. Some background...Read More
In a nutshell This phase 2 clinical trial is evaluating the safety and effectiveness of targeted therapy TAS-120 (futibatinib) alone or in combination with fulvestrant (Faslodex) in patients with metastatic breast cancer (mBC). The main outcomes to be evaluated will be the response rate and survival without cancer worsening. The details Breast...Read More
In a nutshell This study investigated the long-term effectiveness and safety of immunotherapy drug nivolumab (Opdivo) compared to chemotherapy drug dacarbazine (DTIC-Dome) for patients with BRAF-negative advanced melanoma. The study showed that nivolumab significantly increased survival in these...Read More