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    When is the Best Time to Seek a Clinical Trial for Glioblastoma?

    With: Eric Wong, MD

    For some people with glioblastoma brain tumors, enrolling in a clinical trial enables access to cutting-edge treatment. Here, our Curious Dr. George talks clinical trials with Cancer Commons Expert Physician Advisor, Eric T. Wong, MD. Dr. Wong is also Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and Co-Director of the Brain Tumor Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Curious Dr. George: Malignant… Read more »

  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Overview from Medscape curated by Contributing Editor George Lundberg, MD, who notes:

    This 2020 encyclopedic approach to all of the many diagnostic and therapeutic options available for primary hepatocellular carcinoma leaves no stone unturned. (Free registration required, written with a physician audience in mind.)

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    A press release from the Children’s Cancer Institute outlines hopeful results from experiments performed in mice and 3-D computer models that investigated a new treatment for the rare childhood brain tumor diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG). The treatment consists of a combination of the drugs difluoromethylornithine (DFMO) and AMXT 1501. This combo is already being tested in clinical trials in adults with cancer, and will soon be tested in children with DIPG.

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    A press release from ScienceDaily outlines results from a small study of patients receiving a standard, FDA-approved treatment (temozolomide) for glioblastoma. The results suggest that some patients may survive a few months longer, all because of time of day for administering the drug.

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a cell-based gene therapy known as lisocabtagene maraleucel (brand name Breyanzi) for relapsed or refractory large B-cell lymphoma.

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    The ASCO Post reports new results from a clinical trial in which the drug nivolumab (Opdivo) nearly doubled progression-free survival compared to a placebo drug for people with muscle-invasive bladder cancer.

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Recurrent triple-negative breast cancer is particularly difficult to treat. As reported by Cancer Network, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has now approved the drug sacituzumab govitecan (Trodelvy) for treating people with this disease, depending on their stage and treatment history.

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    The ASCO Post reports on new results from a clinical trial testing a combination of the drugs lenvatinib and pembrolizumab in people with advanced or recurrent endometrial cancer. The results show that, compared to standard chemotherapy, this drug combo improves both overall and progression-free survival—according to both statistical and clinical analysis.

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Overview from Medscape curated by Contributing Editor George Lundberg, MD, who notes:

    This 2020 encyclopedic update with treatment options for all stages of acute myeloid leukemia is comprehensive and clear. (Free registration required, written with a physician audience in mind.)

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    How an Expert Would Treat His Own Advanced Lung Cancer

    With: Jack West, MD

    A new cancer diagnosis is overwhelming. Patients often ask their doctors, “What would you do if you were me?” Here, our Curious Dr. George asks lung cancer expert Howard (Jack) West, MD, how he would handle his own diagnosis of advanced lung cancer. Dr. West is a Princeton- and Harvard-educated oncologist with additional training and experience in Boston and Seattle focusing on lung cancer.… Read more »