The 2019 Congress of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) was held from September 27 to October 1 in Barcelona, Spain. In this podcast, Ricardo Cubedo, MD, discusses 3 highlights from the conference and how they may impact patients' lives.
- Results of the PAOLA-1 study, which examined using a targeted therapy called olaparib (Lynparza) to prevent ovarian cancer from coming back. [2:32]
- Research from the CheckMate 227 clinical trial looked at whether a combination of immunotherapy drugs, nivolumab (Opdivo) and ipilimumab (Yervoy), was more effective at stopping non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) than chemotherapy, which is the standard treatment. [6:08]
- Data from 2 basket trials (named SCOUT and NAVIGATE) were presented, showing the effectiveness of tumor-agnostic treatment using the targeted therapy drug larotrectinib (Vitrakvi) that targets the TRK protein in a group of patients with many different types of cancer. [10:45]
Dr. Cubedo is the Head of Sarcomas and Hereditary Cancer with the Medical Oncology Service at MD Anderson Cancer Center Madrid in Spain. He is also a member of the Cancer.Net Editorial Board.
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