Johnathan K. Joffe, Fay H. Cafferty, Laura Murphy, et al.
The authors conclude: Surveillance is a safe management approach in stage I seminoma – advanced relapse is rare, salvage treatment successful, and long-term outcomes excellent, regardless of imaging frequency or modality. Relapse beyond 3 years is rare and imaging may be unnecessary. MRI is non-inferior to CT, avoids irradiation and should be recommended. Clinical trial information: NCT00589537
Siamak Daneshmand, Clint Cary, Timothy A. Masterson, et al.
The authors conclude:This trial establishes RPLND as a therapeutic option as a first-line treatment in early metastatic seminoma. The surgery offers cancer control rates similar to those seen in non-seminomatous germ cell tumors. Clinical trial information: NCT02537548
Thomas Powles, Jonathan E. Rosenberg, Guru Sonpavde, et al.
The authors conclude: EV is the first therapy to show significant survival advantage over standard chemotherapy in patients with treatment-experienced la/mUC. With robust clinical benefit and a tolerable safety profile, EV is a new standard of care for this aggressive disease. Clinical trial information: NCT03474107
The authors conclude: In EV-201 C2, the majority of platinum-naive, cis-ineligible la/mUC pts who progressed on/after PD-1/L1-i achieved durable responses to EV, with 1/5 achieving CR. PFS and OS were encouraging. Safety was consistent with the previously reported AE profile of EV, within the context of a patient population with advanced malignancy and comorbidity. These data show the potential for EV as a non-platinum option following PD-1/L1-i. Clinical trial information: NCT03219333
Rapid Abstract Session: Urothelial Carcinoma and Rare Tumors
Vidit Sharma, Kevin Wymer, Christopher Saigal, et al.
The authors conclude: Based on decision-analytic Markov modeling of treatment options for patients with BCG-unresponsive CIS, pembrolizumab was unlikely to be cost-effective without a > 90% price reduction. While both RCx and SIC were more cost-effective than pembrolizumab, further studies may validate the cost-effectiveness of gemcitabine-docetaxel relative to RCx if the recurrence and metastasis thresholds are met. Overall, our model supports the preferential use of RCx and SIC over pembrolizumab for BCG-unresponsive CIS.
Tracy L. Rose, Michael R. Harrison, Allison M. Deal, et al.
The authors conclude: Neoadjuvant GC + pembro was generally safe and met its primary endpoint for improved pathologic downstaging. Correlative analyses are ongoing. Additional investigation of this combination is warranted. Clinical trial information: NCT02690558
Daniel M. Geynisman, Philip Abbosh, Eric A. Ross, et al.
The authors conclude: Interim results of a phase II trial of risk enabled therapy utilizing a selection of clinical and genomic factors in pts with cT2-T3 MIBC demonstrates a 50% rate of any UC recurrence and a 11% rate of locally advanced/metastatic disease in the AS group. 89% of AS pts have retained their bladder. Follow-up continues for the primary endpoint of 2-year MFS. Clinical trial information: NCT02710734
Monika Joshi, Matthew Kaag, Leonard Tuanquin, et al.
The authors conclude: DurvaRT followed by adjuvant durva demonstrated promising efficacy with 1-year PFS probability of 73%, 1- year OS probability of 83.8% and DCR of 70% in MIBC and locally advanced BC pts with comorbidities. Results will be updated prior to the final presentation. Efficacy was also seen in node (+) pts which led to the design of prospective randomized NCTN study. Induction chemo followed by chemo+durvaRT+ adjuvant durva vs. chemoRT combination is being evaluated in the ongoing EA8185 clinical trial (ECOG-ACRIN/NRG study) for node (+) BC pts. Clinical trial information: NCT02891161
Nikhil V. Kotha, Abhishek Kumar, Edmund M. Qiao, et al.
The authors conclude: While racial disparities for patients with bladder cancer in the SEER database were observed, no differences in survival outcomes between black and white patients were observed in the VA healthcare system. Of note, black veterans presented with more advanced stage, suggesting a delay in diagnosis or a more aggressive cancer phenotype compared to white patients. Our findings underscore the need to bridge healthcare disparities across diverse racial groups. Our study highlights the beneficial impact of an equal access healthcare system in reducing financial and social barriers to healthcare to counteract racial health disparities. Further research is required to delineate these disparities and guide appropriate screening strategies.
The authors conclude: With a CR rate of 72%, N-803 has met its primary endpoint with 59% probability of CR patients maintaining CR for at least 12 months. With the observed strong efficacy and an SAE rate of 1%, N-803 represents a novel treatment option for BCG unresponsive CIS with a favorable benefit:risk ratio, in a therapeutically challenging disease. Clinical trial information: NCT03022825
ASCO Remembers Breast Cancer Drug Development Pioneer Dr. José Baselga
ASCO and the oncology community are deeply saddened by the passingof JoséBaselga, MD, PhD, FASCO, on March 21, 2021, at age 61. Dr. Baselga died ofCreutzfeldt-Jakob disease,a rare fatal neurodegenerative disorder, according to his family.READ MORE
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