July 24, 2023

In patients with wild-type TP53 advanced or recurrent endometrial cancer, the addition of maintenance therapy with selinexor following systemic therapy may prolong progression-free survival (PFS), according to research that will be presented during the July 2023 session of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Plenary Series.

July 18, 2023

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Breakthrough Meeting will convene oncology professionals from around the world in Yokohama, Japan, to explore cutting-edge advances in cancer care technology and innovations that can help transform care for people living with cancer.

July 18, 2023

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has been awarded $11 million in research funding by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study dosing strategies of oral CDK4/6 inhibitors in older adults living with metastatic breast cancer. The study aims to address a critical evidence gap in the treatment of this disease: dose optimization and individualization. Despite breast cancer being more prevalent in people age 65 or older, few from this age group, particularly those above 75, are included in CDK4/6 inhibitor clinical trials. 

July 7, 2023

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Department of Labor and the Treasury Department issued a proposed rule regulating the availability of short-term limited duration insurance (STLDI) plans. The rule would restrict the availability of these plans to no more than four months. 

June 6, 2023

Twenty studies exploring a wide range of topics across many cancer disease sites will be presented at the upcoming 2023 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, taking place in Chicago, IL, and online, June 2-6.

June 6, 2023

Results from the largest prospective study of primary mediastinal B-cell lymphoma show that radiation therapy can be omitted in patients who have a complete metabolic response after chemoimmunotherapy. The IELSG37 international study found that these patients may be spared from late toxicities without compromising the chances of cure. The research will be presented at the 2023 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting.

June 5, 2023

ASCO has issued new clinical guidance for best treating patients with gastrointestinal (GI) cancer amidst a nationwide shortage of carboplatin and cisplatin.

June 5, 2023

Trastuzumab deruxtecan (Enhertu®) is an effective treatment option for people with difficult-to-treat HER2-expressing solid tumors, according to the findings of an international study. The research will be presented at the 2023 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting.

June 5, 2023

Ciltacabtagene autoleucel (Carvykti®), a BCMA-targeting CAR T-cell therapy, significantly slows or stops progression of multiple myeloma when compared with standard-of-care treatments among those for whom lenalidomide no longer works. The research will be presented at the 2023 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting.

June 4, 2023

Treatment with osimertinib (Tagrisso®) after surgery significantly lowered the risk of death in adults with completely resected EGFR-mutated (EGFRm) stage IB, II, or IIIA non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), according to the findings of an international study. The research will be presented at the 2023 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting.

June 4, 2023

Vorasidenib, an oral dual inhibitor of mutant IDH1/2 enzymes, significantly improved progression-free survival in patients with grade 2 gliomas, a type of malignant brain tumor with poor long-term prognosis. This treatment delayed disease progression and was well-tolerated. These findings represent a significant step forward in the treatment of grade 2 glioma with IDH mutations. The research will be presented at the 2023 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting.

June 4, 2023

Patients with locally advanced rectal cancer with tumors that respond to chemotherapy can safely forego radiation therapy before surgery based on the findings of federally funded research that will be presented at the 2023 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and simultaneously published in the New England Journal of Medicine (efficacy) and the Journal of Clinical Oncology (patient reported outcomes) on June 4, 2023. Omitting radiation therapy can reduce short- and long-term side effects that impact quality of life while providing similar outcomes in disease-free survival and overall survival.

June 2, 2023

Adding the targeted therapy drug ribociclib (Kisqali®) to hormonal (endocrine) therapy showed a significant improvement in invasive disease-free survival (iDFS) for people with HR-positive, HER2-negative early-stage breast cancer. The research will be presented at the 2023 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting.

June 2, 2023

Simple hysterectomy with pelvic node dissection is a safe treatment option for people with early-stage, low-risk cervical cancer and may help improve quality of life, according to results from a large, international phase III clinical trial. The research will be presented at the 2023 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting.

May 31, 2023

Today the U.S. House is poised to vote on legislation to raise the nation’s debt ceiling. The proposal includes flat funding for non-defense discretionary spending in FY 2024 and a 1% funding increase in FY 2025. This would considerably restrict potential resources for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Cancer Institute (NCI) at a time when scientists are on the cusp of so many promising cancer discoveries. 

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