George Lundberg, MD Contributing Editor at Cancer Commons

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    Cancer Network reports results from 5 years of follow up for a clinical trial in which the drug olaparib (Lynparza) was given to people who had already been treated for relapsed, high-grade serous, or endometrioid ovarian cancer—including primary peritoneal or fallopian tube cancer. Overall survival data show that olaparib outperformed a placebo drug for these patients, suggesting the possibility that it could be an effective “maintenance therapy.”

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    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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    An academic research paper published in The New England Journal of Medicine reports new results from a phase III, randomized, double-blinded, controlled clinical trial. In the trial, people with esophageal or gastroesophageal junction cancer that had been surgically resected were treated with either a placebo drug or the drug nivolumab. All patients had previously received chemotherapy before resection and had residual disease after surgery. The findings suggest that nivolumab may be beneficial, as median disease-free survival in was doubled (22 versus 11 months) in the nivolumab treated group compared to the placebo group.

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    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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    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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    This piece from the scientific journal Nature Medicine describes a new clinical trial studying vaccination against COVID-19 specifically in patients with cancer. 

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    Fewer patients with cancer may be willing to enter a clinical trial. This Cancer Network article explains why and offers solutions.

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    This list from the National Cancer Institute outlines many government-supported clinical trials for COVID-19 that may be specifically for cancer survivors.

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    Cancer survivors and (especially long) COVID-19 survivors may have a lot in common, as outlined in this opinion piece from STAT.

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    UpToDate provides an authoritative overview of pancreatic cancer diagnosis and treatment.

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