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January 2023, Vol 13, No 1

Patients undergoing hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation (HSCT) do not derive any benefit from the restrictive diet frequently prescribed to prevent infections, according to the results of a clinical trial presented during the 64th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting and Exposition. Read More ›

In patients with hormone receptor (HR)-positive, HER2-low or -negative, locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer resistant to aromatase inhibitors, the addition of the investigational first-in-class AKT inhibitor capivasertib (AZD5363) to fulvestrant (Faslodex) led to a statistically significant and clinically meaningful improvement in progression-free survival (PFS) compared with placebo plus fulvestrant. Read More ›

The core principles and behaviors of adaptive leadership can provide a practical framework for navigating significant changes while enabling a positive culture that helps engage, empower, and energize providers and staff. Read More ›

A head-to-head phase 3 clinical trial in patients with relapsed or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)/small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL) has found that zanubrutinib (Brukinsa), a next-generation Bruton tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor, was more effective at preventing disease progression and is better tolerated than ibrutinib (Imbruvica), a first-generation BTK inhibitor that is the current standard of care for this population of patients. Read More ›

The use of low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) did not improve the rate of live births among pregnant women with inherited thrombophilia and recurrent miscarriage, according to results of a clinical trial presented during the 64th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting and Exposition. Read More ›

Patients with hormone receptor (HR)-positive, HER2-negative advanced breast cancer, including those with visceral crises, treated with the CDK4/6 inhibitor ribociclib (Kisqali) plus endocrine therapy had a significantly longer progression-free survival (PFS) and fewer adverse events (AEs) compared with those treated with combination chemotherapy, according to results from the phase 2 RIGHT Choice trial. Read More ›

Results of a recent survey of cancer centers revealed that 66% of responding institutions had a biosimilar interchangeability policy in place, but barriers to adoption remain an issue. Read More ›

At the 4th Annual Cholangiocarcinoma Summit, held on October 13-15, 2022, experts in the field of gastroenterology, interventional radiology, nursing, and surgery discussed the importance of using a multidisciplinary approach to supportive care and the management of complications in patients with biliary tract cancers (BTCs). Read More ›

On December 1, 2022, the FDA approved olutasidenib (Rezlidhia; Forma Therapeutics) capsules, an oral IDH1 inhibitor, for adults with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and a susceptible IDH1 mutation, as detected by an FDA-approved test. Read More ›

On November 14, 2022, the FDA accelerated the approval of mirvetuximab soravtansine-gynx (Elahere; ImmunoGen), an intravenous (IV) folate receptor alpha (FRα)-directed antibody and microtubule inhibitor conjugate, for the treatment of adults with FRα-positive, platinum-resistant epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer after 1 to 3 previous systemic treatments, regardless of previous use of bevacizumab (Avastin). Read More ›

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