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ASCO Annual Meeting 2017 Presscast June 4

This presscast below has been produced by ASCO. According to the ASCO press release the following studies have been presented in the Sunday June 4 “News of the Day” Briefing:

  • Prospective pooled analysis of six phase III trials investigating duration of adjuvant (adjuv) oxaliplatin-based therapy (3 vs 6 months) for patients (pts) with stage III colon cancer (CC): The IDEA (International Duration Evaluation of Adjuvant chemotherapy) collaboration LBA1)(presscast below)
    The autors of this study conclude that while NI was not established for the overall cohort, NI of 3m v 6m oxali-based adjuv therapy was supported for XELOX. As each IDEA trial treated varying proportions of pts with XELOX (0 to 75%), the regimen interaction likely produced the differential outcomes observed between individual studies. Certain substages (T1-3 N1) also showed NI for 3m v 6m. These data provide a framework for discussions on risks and benefits of individualized adjuv therapy approaches.. Read the full release.
  • Overall survival results of a randomized trial assessing patient-reported outcomes for symptom monitoring during routine cancer treatment. (Abstract  LBA2) (presscast presentation starts at min 16:15)
    The autors of this study conclude that systematic symptom monitoring during outpatient chemotherapy using web-based patient-reported outcomes confers overall survival benefits. These single-center results are being further evaluated in a national multicenter implementation trial. Read the  full release.
  • OlympiAD: Phase III trial of olaparib monotherapy versus chemotherapy for patients (pts) with HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer (mBC) and a germline BRCA mutation (gBRCAm). (Abstract  LBA4) (presscast presentation starts at min 27:54)
    The autors of this study conclude that Olaparib tablet monotherapy provided a statistically significant and clinically meaningful PFS benefit to HER2-negative mBC pts with a gBRCAm, compared to standard TPC. The safety profile of olaparib was consistent with prior studies. The efficacy benefit was seen beyond the first progression and HRQoL also improved. Read the full release.