Digital health technologies have the potential to help transform patient care, but there are barriers that need to be overcome, said Deb Schrag, MD, MPH, George J. Bosl Chair, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), and Professor, Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York City, during a keynote lecture at the European Society for Medical Oncology Congress 2022. Read More ›

During a special symposium at the European Society for Medical Oncology Congress 2022, a panel of experts identified some of the key challenges facing young oncology nurses and discussed strategies to better support and empower these professionals academically, clinically, and professionally. Read More ›

Minimizing some of the most distressing symptoms of cancer and its treatment requires systematic screening and risk assessment, as well as a focus on the underlying cause of these symptoms, according to experts at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress 2022. Read More ›

“This is truly a practice-changing study, not just for our patients but for the design of other studies. We can successfully identify candidates for olaparib. We saw a clinically meaningful improvement in outcomes for patients with HRR genetic alterations, driven mainly by BRCA2,” said Eleni Efstathiou, MD, PhD. Read More ›

Postsurgery Observation Better Than Radiotherapy in Men with Prostate Cancer

Barcelona, Spain—Results of the new clinical trial RADICALS-RT indicate that using salvage radiotherapy immediately after surgery leads to equivalent outcomes in terms of progression-free survival (PFS) versus adjuvant radiotherapy in men with prostate cancer undergoing radical prostatectomy. These late-breaking results were presented at the ESMO Congress 2019 by lead investigator Chris Parker, MD, FRCR, MRCP, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and the Institute of Cancer Research, London, England.

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Barcelona, Spain—Late-breaking data from 2 clinical trials presented at ESMO 2019 will likely change the treatment paradigm for pre- or postmenopausal women with hormone receptor (HR)-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer, regardless of menopausal status. The MONALEESA-3 study and the MONARCH-2 study showed an improved overall survival (OS) with the addition of the CDK4/6 inhibitor ribociclib (Kisqali) or abemaciclib (Verzenio) to endocrine therapy as first- or second-line therapy. The results were presented at the Presidential Session of the meeting. Read More ›

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