April 2022, Vol 12, No 4

Interim results from a phase 2 clinical trial showed that a novel combination of aldoxorubicin, N-803 (an IL-15 super­agonist), and PD-L1 natural killer cell therapy (Nant Cancer Vaccine) plus low-dose chemotherapy doubled overall survival (OS) compared with historical controls in patients with locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer. Read More ›

The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Convention was first held in 1820 when 11 physicians gathered to set standards to ensure that a prescribed medicine would be the same, regardless of where it was created or where a patient lived. Read More ›

Pembrolizumab (Keytruda) added to best supportive care (BSC) improved outcomes including overall survival (OS) versus BSC alone in Asian patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) previously treated with sorafenib (Nexavar), according to final results from the KEYNOTE-394 trial. Read More ›

According to data from a European registry, approximately 1 in 6 patients with cancer who recovered from COVID-19 infection experienced long-term sequelae (ie, “long-haul” COVID-19), placing them at increased risk for death or discontinuation of anticancer treatment. Read More ›

Continuous enzalutamide (Xtandi) treatment in combination with docetaxel significantly improved progression-free survival (PFS) compared with placebo plus docetaxel in men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer who had disease progression on enzalutamide alone, according to results from the phase 3b PRESIDE clinical trial. Read More ›

Neoadjuvant enfortumab vedotin (Padcev) showed promising antitumor activity in patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC) who were ineligible for cisplatin therapy, according to preliminary findings from cohort H of the phase 1b/2 EV-103 clinical trial. Read More ›

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues into 2022, advocacy groups have worked tirelessly to provide vital services to patients with cancer while facing numerous challenges, including reductions in staff and decreased funding. Read More ›

According to results presented at the 2021 ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition, new sequencing technologies may overcome previous limitations of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) profiling in patients with central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma. Read More ›

On June 1, 2008, the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) General Chapter 797 Pharmaceutical Compounding – Sterile Compounding (USP <797>) was made official. Read More ›

On March 23, 2022, the FDA accelerated the approval of lutetium Lu 177 vipivotide tetraxetan, formerly known as 177Lu PSMA-617 (Pluvicto; Novartis/Advanced Accelerator Applications), for the treatment of adults with prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA)-positive metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) after receiving an androgen receptor (AR) inhibitor and taxane-based chemotherapy. Read More ›

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