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June 4, 2018

Major Milestones in Cancer Research

Research and development within the cancer field is continuously evolving and progressing. This infographic highlights the biggest milestones within the field of cancer research spanning 170 years —from the advent of general anesthesia opening the door for cancer surgery in the mid-1800s to the first gene therapy for cancer approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2017.
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    Pediatric Oncology – Key Results from ASCO 2018
    Pembrolizumab demonstrated durable anti-tumor activity in various tumors specially Hodgkin Lymphoma (ORR: 50%, mPFS: 12.2 months, 12 month PFS rate: 59.7%). The results indicate further study of pembrolizumab in pediatric patients with particulate interest in Lymphoma Phase 2 Study results confirms PR rate of 72% with that of phase 1 […]
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    Strategies to Accelerate Innovation in Pediatric Space
      Why is it so difficult to develop drugs for children with cancer? What can be done to stimlate investments in the pediatric oncology space?  These questions are central to a new study published by MIT Sloan researchers that explores new business models for funding drug development to treat pediatric cancers.  The […]
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    Major Milestones In Cancer Research
    Research and development within the cancer field is continuously evolving and progressing. This video highlights the biggest milestones within the field of cancer research spanning 170 years —from the advent of general anesthesia opening the door for cancer surgery in the mid-1800s to the first gene therapy for cancer approved by the […]
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    Top ASCO 2018 Abstracts To Watch Out For In Lymphoma
    Abstract 7504: Activity and tolerabilty of the first-in-class anti-CD47 antibody Hu5F9-G4 (5F9) with rituximab tolerated in relapsed/refractory non-Hodgkin lymphoma: Initial phase 1b/2 results. Conclusion: 5F9 + rituximab is a novel immunotherapy that inhibits a key macrophage/cancer checkpoint. It is well tolerated with no MTD reached and has promising clinical activity […]
  • Genitourinary cancer - ASCO18
    Top ASCO 2018 Abstracts To Watch Out For In Genitourinary Cancers
    Abstract 5003: Olaparib (Lynparza) combined with abiraterone (Zytiga) in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC): a randomized phase II trial Conclusion: This is the first trial to show clinical benefit (increase in PFS) for mCRPC pts treated with a PARP inhibitor combined with abiraterone, regardless of HRRm status. Safety […]
  • Gastrointestinal cancer - ASCO18
    Top ASCO 2018 Abstracts To Watch Out For In Gastrointestinal Cancers
    Abstract 4011: A randomized phase II study of weekly paclitaxel ± trastuzumab in patients with HER2-positive advanced gastric or gastroesophageal junction cancer refractory to trastuzumab (Herceptin) combined with fluoropyrimidine and platinum: WJOG7112G. Conclusion: Continuation of trastuzumab beyond progression (TMB Strategy) in this patient population was not found to have the […]
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    Top ASCO 2018 Abstracts To Watch Out For In Breast Cancer
    Abstract 506: PERSEPHONE: 6 versus 12 months (m) of adjuvant trastuzumab in patients (pts) with HER2 positive (+) early breast cancer (EBC): Randomised phase 3 non-inferiority trial with definitive 4-year (yr) disease-free survival (DFS) results. Conclusion: Trastuzumab’s known side effects include a risk for heart problems. The women who had […]
  • Journey through ASCO 2015 to 2017
    In ASCO 2017, it will be great to see the new treatment options i.e. IOs and their combinations paving their way in other tumors. It would be informative to see how the disease landscape has evolved with the advent of IOs in the last one year. Equally, it would be […]
  • Liquid Biopsies in Cancer: Opportunities and Challenges
    Liquid Biopsy is a term given to a minimally invasive method of analyzing Tumor cell DNA circulating in the blood. This is a useful and very promising approach and opens new vistas compared to the Biochemical Biomarkers and Tissue Biopsies dependent monitoring of cancer. However, it throws its own challenges […]
  • Biomarkers in Colorectal Cancer
    Colorectal Cancer Diagnostics and monitoring CRC diagnostics and monitoring follows two pronged strategy Diagnostic tools such as Colonoscopy: Specific, Can Remove Polyps and Take Biopsies. Adverse: Can cause perforation, Can miss small adenomas Flexible sigmoidoscopy: Specific, Can Remove Polyps and Take Biopsies. Adverse: Reduced risk of perforation Double-contrast barium enema: […]
  • Future of Cancer Care 2030 – RAS Viewpoint
    There are four areas of innovation that are noticeable both in isolation and how they feed into each other for a transformation in cancer care “Big data” and Bioinformatics – rapidly developing data management systems and analytics e.g. NGS that will enable us to collect, analyze and learn from vast amounts […]

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