Adjuvant Nivolumab Beneficial in Esophageal, GE Junction Cancer
THURSDAY, April 1, 2021 -- Among patients with resected esophageal or gastroesophageal junction cancer who have received neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy, disease-free survival is significantly longer with nivolumab adjuvant therapy versus placebo,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche receives positive CHMP opinion for Tecentriq as a first-line monotherapy treatment for people with a type of metastatic non-small cell lung cancer
Basel, 26 March 2021 – Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended the approval of Tecentriq® (atezolizumab) as a first-line (initial) treatment for adults with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumours have high PD-L1 expression*, with no epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) or anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) genomic tumour aberrations. Based on this recommendation, a final decision regarding the approval of Tecentriq in this disease setting, along with the full deta...
Source: Roche Media News - March 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche receives positive CHMP opinion for Tecentriq as a first-line monotherapy treatment for people with a type of metastatic non-small cell lung cancer
Basel, 26 March 2021 – Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended the approval of Tecentriq® (atezolizumab) as a first-line (initial) treatment for adults with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumours have high PD-L1 expression*, with no epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) or anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) genomic tumour aberrations. Based on this recommendation, a final decision regarding the approval of Tecentriq in this disease setting, along with the full deta...
Source: Roche Investor Update - March 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Studies Back Neoadjuvant Strategies for Melanoma Studies Back Neoadjuvant Strategies for Melanoma
Two analyses of neoadjuvant immunotherapy support more rigorous study with RCTs of neoadjuvant vs adjuvant strategies for melanoma, says Dr Weber.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 24, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Pivotal Phase III study shows Roche ’s Tecentriq helped people with early lung cancer live longer without their disease returning
Basel, 22 March 2021 – Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the Phase III IMpower010 study evaluating Tecentriq® (atezolizumab), compared with best supportive care (BSC), met its primary endpoint of disease-free survival (DFS) at the interim analysis. Tecentriq showed a statistically significant im provement in DFS as adjuvant therapy following surgery and chemotherapy in all randomised Stage II-IIIA populations with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The magnitude of DFS benefit was particularly pronounced in the PD-L1-positive population. Follow-up will continue with planned analyses of DFS ...
Source: Roche Investor Update - March 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pivotal Phase III study shows Roche ’s Tecentriq helped people with early lung cancer live longer without their disease returning
Basel, 22 March 2021 – Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the Phase III IMpower010 study evaluating Tecentriq® (atezolizumab), compared with best supportive care (BSC), met its primary endpoint of disease-free survival (DFS) at the interim analysis. Tecentriq showed a statistically significant im provement in DFS as adjuvant therapy following surgery and chemotherapy in all randomised Stage II-IIIA populations with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The magnitude of DFS benefit was particularly pronounced in the PD-L1-positive population. Follow-up will continue with planned analyses of DFS ...
Source: Roche Media News - March 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Anthracycline-Free Neoadjuvant Regimen Safe, Effective for TNBC Anthracycline-Free Neoadjuvant Regimen Safe, Effective for TNBC
A taxane/platinum doublet works just as well as the standard-of-care anthracycline-containing regimen, plus it's cheaper and is less toxic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - March 5, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Age Should Not Prevent Aggressive Esophageal Cancer Treatment Age Should Not Prevent Aggressive Esophageal Cancer Treatment
Neoadjuvant chemoradiation plus esophagectomy can be performed safely in well-selected older patients with locally advanced esophageal or esophagogastric junction cancer, according to a reviewMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - March 2, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Optimal Therapy for Esophageal Cancer Feasible in Fit Elderly
FRIDAY, Feb. 26, 2021 -- Patients 70 years and older with locally advanced esophageal or esophagogastric junction (EGJ) cancer should be considered for optimal, potentially curative therapy, including neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy and surgical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Neoadjuvant combination immunotherapy improves outcomes for early stage non-small cell lung cancer
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) The first randomized Phase II clinical trial to report on single and combined neoadjuvant immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy in stage I-III non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) found combination therapy produced a significant clinical benefit. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 18, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Neoadjuvant Atezolizumab Safe in Resectable Lung Cancer Neoadjuvant Atezolizumab Safe in Resectable Lung Cancer
In the LCMC3 study, patients received 1200 mg of neoadjuvant atezolizumab IV every 3 weeks for two cycles followed by resection between 30 and 50 days from the first cycle.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - February 11, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Janssen Announces Treatment with ERLEADA ® (apalutamide) Significantly Improved Overall Survival in Patients with Metastatic Castration-Sensitive Prostate Cancer
RARITAN, N.J., February 8, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today results from the final analysis of the Phase 3 TITAN study, which demonstrated the continued statistically significant benefit of the addition of ERLEADA® (apalutamide) to androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) in overall survival (OS) in patients with metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer (mCSPC), regardless of extent of disease, when compared to placebo plus ADT.[1] Results will be featured in an oral presentation at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Genitourinary (ASCO GU) Cance...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Janssen Presents Results from Phase 3 ACIS Study in Patients with Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer Treated with ERLEADA ® (apalutamide) and ZYTIGA® (abiraterone acetate) Combination
RARITAN, N.J., February 8, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today results from the randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 3 ACIS study, which met the primary endpoint of radiographic progression-free survival (rPFS) with a 31 percent reduction in the risk of radiographic progression or death in patients with chemotherapy-naïve metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) receiving androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). Patients in the trial received either a combination of ERLEADA® and ZYTIGA® plus prednisone (combination arm) or placebo a...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Janssen to Highlight Robust Solid Tumor Portfolio and Pipeline at 2021 ASCO GU
February 2, 2021 (RARITAN, N.J.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today it will highlight the depth of its solid tumor portfolio at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Genitourinary (ASCO GU) Cancers Symposium with 12 data presentations, including three company-sponsored oral presentations from the ERLEADA® (apalutamide) clinical development program. The virtual meeting will take place February 11-13, 2021. “We are committed to the development of innovative therapies for patients with genitourinary cancers for whom there remains a high unmet need,” said C...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

LCMC3: Neoadjuvant atezolizumab safe, meets primary endpoint of pathologic response rate
(International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer) Primary analysis of the Lung Cancer Mutation Consortium (LCMC) 3 study revealed that neoadjuvant atezolizumab prior to lung cancer surgery was well tolerated by patients and met its primary endpoint of 20% major pathologic response rate, according to research presented today at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer's World Conference on Lung Cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 30, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Higher Intensity Therapy and Surgical Risk in Esophageal Cancer Higher Intensity Therapy and Surgical Risk in Esophageal Cancer
Combining standard neoadjuvant chemotherapy for locally advanced esophageal cancer with either radiation or docetaxel did not increase the risk of surgical complications, investigators in the JCOG1109 trial reported.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - January 29, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

New Standard for Borderline Resectable Pancreatic Cancer New Standard for Borderline Resectable Pancreatic Cancer
Neoadjuvant mFOLFIRINOX was associated with favorable overall survival compared to historical data, but the addition of hypofractionated radiotherapy did not improve outcomes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

New Standard for Borderline Resectable Pancreatic Cancer New Standard for Borderline Resectable Pancreatic Cancer
Neoadjuvant mFOLFIRINOX was associated with favorable overall survival compared to historical data, but the addition of hypofractionated radiotherapy did not improve outcomes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

New suspicious lesions on breast MRI in neoadjuvant therapy
(American Roentgen Ray Society) According to ARRS'American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), new suspicious findings occurred in 5.5% of breast MRI examinations performed to monitor response to neoadjuvant therapy; none of these new lesions were malignant. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 14, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Tumor Reduction After Neoadjuvant Therapy May Predict Survival Tumor Reduction After Neoadjuvant Therapy May Predict Survival
Reduction in tumor size between diagnosis and surgery is associated with improved survival, according to a new single-center, retrospective analysis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Early Breast Cancer Highlights From SABCS 2020 Early Breast Cancer Highlights From SABCS 2020
Highlights in early breast cancer from SABCS 2020 include data indicating that more HR+ women can skip adjuvant chemotherapy, and neoadjuvant atezolizumab does not worsen quality of life in early TNBC.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology ReCAP Source Type: news

European Commission approves Roche ’s Phesgo (fixed-dose combination of Perjeta and Herceptin for subcutaneous injection) for people with HER2-positive breast cancer
Basel, 23 December 2020 – Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the European Commission has approved Phesgo®, a fixed-dose combination of Perjeta® (pertuzumab) and Herceptin® (trastuzumab) with hyaluronidase, administered by subcutaneous (SC; under the skin) injection for the treatment of early and metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer.“This approval represents a significant step forward in the treatment of HER2-positive breast cancer,” said Levi Garraway, M.D., Ph.D., Roche’s Chief Medical Officer and Head of Global Product Development. “The innovation of Phesgo...
Source: Roche Media News - December 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

European Commission approves Roche ’s Phesgo (fixed-dose combination of Perjeta and Herceptin for subcutaneous injection) for people with HER2-positive breast cancer
Basel, 23 December 2020 – Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the European Commission has approved Phesgo®, a fixed-dose combination of Perjeta® (pertuzumab) and Herceptin® (trastuzumab) with hyaluronidase, administered by subcutaneous (SC; under the skin) injection for the treatment of early and metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer.“This approval represents a significant step forward in the treatment of HER2-positive breast cancer,” said Levi Garraway, M.D., Ph.D., Roche’s Chief Medical Officer and Head of Global Product Development. “The innovation of Phesgo...
Source: Roche Investor Update - December 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

PET/MRI, CT metrics assess pathologic response of pancreas cancer to neoadjuvant therapy
(American Roentgen Ray Society) According to an open-access Editor's Choice article in ARRS' American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), post-neoadjuvant therapy (NAT) changes in metabolic metrics from PET/MRI and morphologic metrics from CT were associated with pathologic response and overall survival in patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 9, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Immediate Breast Reconstruction Feasible Following Neoadjuvant Chemo Immediate Breast Reconstruction Feasible Following Neoadjuvant Chemo
Long-term oncologic outcomes following neoadjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer are similar with immediate breast reconstruction and conventional mastectomy alone, regardless of response to chemo, according to a retrospective study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

' Watch and Wait' Feasible for Some Rectal Cancer Patients
TUESDAY, Nov. 3, 2020 -- A " watch-and-wait " (WW) strategy may be an option for carefully selected patients who achieve a complete response (CR) to neoadjuvant chemoradiation (nCRT) for rectal adenocarcinoma, according to a study published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

In Prostate Cancer, ADT After RT Better Than Before RT In Prostate Cancer, ADT After RT Better Than Before RT
Oncologic outcomes are all significantly better when androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is given in the adjuvant rather than the neoadjuvant setting.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - October 30, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Oncotarget: quantitative ultrasound radiomics in prediction of treatment response for breast cancer
(Impact Journals LLC) The cover for Issue 42 ofOncotarget features Figure 4, " Generation of parametric and texture maps from radiofrequency data, " recently published in " Quantitative ultrasound radiomics using texture derivatives in prediction of treatment response to neo-adjuvant chemotherapy for locally advanced breast cancer " by Dasgupta, et al. which reported that to investigate quantitative ultrasound based higher-order texture derivatives in predicting the response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy in patients with locally advanced breast cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Image-Guided Biopsy May Help Some Avoid Breast Cancer Surgery Image-Guided Biopsy May Help Some Avoid Breast Cancer Surgery
Following neoadjuvant chemotherapy, image-guided vacuum-assisted biopsy (VAB) can reliably identify a subgroup of patients with no residual disease in the breast, according to an analysis of pooled data drawn from three continents.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 20, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Dual checkpoint blockade promising as pre-surgical approach for certain patients with localized bladder cancer
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) Phase I trial finds neoadjuvant combination checkpoint inhibitors (anti-CTLA-4 plus anti-PD-1) was well tolerated and showed early signs of activity in certain patients with bladder cancer. These patients cannot be treated with chemotherapy and have no standard treatment options available. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 12, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Prospect of Immunotherapy in Early Breast Cancer Treatment Prospect of Immunotherapy in Early Breast Cancer Treatment
A new review looks at the current role of immunotherapy in the neoadjuvant/adjuvant treatment of early breast cancer and explores the potential future prospects of these therapies.Chinese Clinical Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Roche presents new data from multiple Phase III studies of Tecentriq in triple-negative breast cancer at ESMO Virtual Congress 2020
Basel, 19 September 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that it presented the latest results from three Phase III studies from the Tecentriq ® (atezolizumab) clinical development programme in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Virtual Congress 2020.“While we have made great progress in the treatment of many forms of breast cancer, TNBC remains an aggressive and difficult-to-treat disease,” said Levi Garraway, M.D., Ph.D., Roche's Chief Medical Officer and Head of Global Product Development. “We are proud of our work to address...
Source: Roche Investor Update - September 19, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche presents new data from multiple Phase III studies of Tecentriq in triple-negative breast cancer at ESMO Virtual Congress 2020
Basel, 19 September 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that it presented the latest results from three Phase III studies from the Tecentriq ® (atezolizumab) clinical development programme in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Virtual Congress 2020.“While we have made great progress in the treatment of many forms of breast cancer, TNBC remains an aggressive and difficult-to-treat disease,” said Levi Garraway, M.D., Ph.D., Roche's Chief Medical Officer and Head of Global Product Development. “We are proud of our work to address...
Source: Roche Media News - September 19, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

' Impressive Results' From Stage III Melanoma Studies: ASCO 2020'Impressive Results' From Stage III Melanoma Studies: ASCO 2020
Dr Jeffrey Weber describes three adjuvant and/or neoadjuvant studies in stage III melanoma that piqued his interest at this year's American Society of Clinical Oncology virtual meeting.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 25, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Neoadjuvant Chemoradiotherapy Best Restricted to High-Risk Rectal Cancer Patients Neoadjuvant Chemoradiotherapy Best Restricted to High-Risk Rectal Cancer Patients
Because neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy in patients with rectal cancer carries a high risk of adverse effects, careful selection is needed to avoid possibly harmful treatment, according to new research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - August 3, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Pathological Complete Response in Neoadjuvant Treatment of High-Risk Early-Stage Breast Cancer: Use as an Endpoint to Support Accelerated Approval
Clinical/Medical (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - July 29, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Pathological regression of lymph nodes better predicts esophageal cancer survival
(Osaka University) A team of researchers led by Osaka University established a new pathological grading system to evaluate the therapeutic effect of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) for metastatic lymph nodes (LNs) removed in esophageal cancer (EC) surgery, demonstrating that the system predicts recurrence and prognosis in EC patients better than conventional systems. Their findings will enable 'tailor-made' treatment according to the pathological assessment of all metastatic LNs, eventually improving treatment performance of EC. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Roche provides update on Phase III study of Tecentriq in women with advanced stage ovarian cancer
Basel, 13 July 2020 – Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the Phase III IMagyn050 study showed that the addition of Tecentriq® (atezolizumab) to Avastin® (bevacizumab), paclitaxel and carboplatin did not meet its primary endpoint of progression-free survival (PFS) for the front-line treatment of women with newly diagnosed advanced stage ovarian cancer. Topline safety data indicate that safety for Tecentriq in combination with Avastin, paclitaxel and carboplatin was consistent with the known safety profile of the combination.“Ovarian cancer remains one of the most aggressive cancers a...
Source: Roche Investor Update - July 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche provides update on Phase III study of Tecentriq in women with advanced stage ovarian cancer
Basel, 13 July 2020 – Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the Phase III IMagyn050 study showed that the addition of Tecentriq® (atezolizumab) to Avastin® (bevacizumab), paclitaxel and carboplatin did not meet its primary endpoint of progression-free survival (PFS) for the front-line treatment of women with newly diagnosed advanced stage ovarian cancer. Topline safety data indicate that safety for Tecentriq in combination with Avastin, paclitaxel and carboplatin was consistent with the known safety profile of the combination.“Ovarian cancer remains one of the most aggressive cancers a...
Source: Roche Media News - July 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA approves Roche ’s Phesgo (fixed-dose combination of Perjeta and Herceptin for subcutaneous injection) for HER2-positive breast cancer
             Basel, 29 June 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Phesgo ™, a fixed-dose combination of Perjeta® (pertuzumab) and Herceptin® (trastuzumab) with hyaluronidase, administered by subcutaneous (SC; under the skin) injection in combination with intravenous (IV) chemotherapy, for the treatment of early and metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer. This is the first time that Roche has combined two monoclonal antibodies that can be administered by a single SC i...
Source: Roche Media News - June 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA approves Roche ’s Phesgo (fixed-dose combination of Perjeta and Herceptin for subcutaneous injection) for HER2-positive breast cancer
             Basel, 29 June 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Phesgo ™, a fixed-dose combination of Perjeta® (pertuzumab) and Herceptin® (trastuzumab) with hyaluronidase, administered by subcutaneous (SC; under the skin) injection in combination with intravenous (IV) chemotherapy, for the treatment of early and metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer. This is the first time that Roche has combined two monoclonal antibodies that can be administered by a single SC i...
Source: Roche Investor Update - June 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche ’s Tecentriq in combination with chemotherapy (including Abraxane) meets primary endpoint of improved pathological complete response, regardless of PD-L1 status, as initial treatment for people with early triple-negative breast cancer
Basel, 18 June 2020 – Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the Phase III IMpassion031 study, evaluating Tecentriq® (atezolizumab) in combination with chemotherapy (Abraxane®, albumin-bound paclitaxel; nab-paclitaxel; followed by doxorubicin and cyclophosphamide) in comparison to placebo plus chem otherapy (including Abraxane), met its primary endpoint by demonstrating a statistically significant and clinically meaningful improvement in pathological complete response (pCR) for the treatment of people with early triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), regardless of PD-L1 expression.“Tripl...
Source: Roche Media News - June 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Trastuzumab combined with trimodality treatment does not improve outcomes for patients
(NRG Oncology) Results of the NRG Oncology clinical trial RTOG 1010 indicated that the addition of the monoclonal antibody trastuzumab to neoadjuvant trimodality treatment did not improve disease-free survival (DFS) outcomes for patient with HER2 overexpressing local and locally advanced esophageal adenocarcinoma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 29, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

ERLEADA ® (apalutamide) Significantly Improved Overall Survival in Patients with Non-Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer
RARITAN, NJ, May 13, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today results from the final analysis of the pivotal Phase 3 SPARTAN study demonstrating ERLEADA® (apalutamide) in combination with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) significantly improved overall survival (OS), compared to ADT alone, in patients with non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (nmCRPC) who were at high risk of developing metastases.[i] Results will be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Virtual Scientific Program (Abstract #5516) beginning May 29th. ERLEADA® ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Neoadjuvant Nivolumab'Promising' in Merkel Cell Carcinoma Neoadjuvant Nivolumab'Promising' in Merkel Cell Carcinoma
A longer follow-up and larger cohort are needed, but results from a new study showed safety and a survival benefit among patients who received nivolumab as an adjunct to surgery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - May 7, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Ascites Cytology Accurately Diagnoses Advanced Ovarian Cancer in Postmenopausal Women Ascites Cytology Accurately Diagnoses Advanced Ovarian Cancer in Postmenopausal Women
Ascites cytology with immunohistochemistry accurately diagnoses advanced ovarian cancer in postmenopausal women and can be used as the basis for neoadjuvant chemotherapy, researchers in Israel report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - April 29, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Novel Combo Boosts Response in HER2 – Breast Cancer Novel Combo Boosts Response in HER2 – Breast Cancer
Neoadjuvant therapy with a novel combination of checkpoint inhibitor and PARP inhibitor showed benefit in all HER2-negative tumor subtypes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

How to Think About Your Cancer Care in the Time of COVID-19
Getting the news that you have cancer is overwhelming and frightening. The COVID-19 crisis adds another layer of anxiety. But know this: you can protect yourself from COVID-19 without compromising your cancer treatment. Don’t panic. In the vast majority of cases, a diagnosis of cancer is not an emergency even though it feels like one. There is time to learn about your options and sort out what is right for you. For now, there will be changes to how we do things. Some of the changes will feel disruptive, but many will lead to better, more patient-centered care. Minimizing your chances of exposure to the virus doesn&rs...
Source: TIME: Health - April 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dr. Laura Esserman Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Duke Study Challenges Mesothelioma Chemotherapy Practices
Neoadjuvant chemotherapy — often used before aggressive surgery — has shown no definitive survival benefit for patients with pleural mesothelioma cancer, according to a recent study at the Duke University Medical Center. The study strengthened the growing belief among mesothelioma specialists that the combination of chemotherapy drugs cisplatin and pemetrexed might be a more effective treatment after surgery than before. “I think the study provides a little more evidence to support what those of us were seeing, that (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - April 16, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Advanced Ovarian Cancer: Survival & NAC Use Continue to Increase
Survival of patients with advanced ovarian cancer continues to increase, despite concerns that increased use of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) could have a negative impact on outcomes. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news