Articles matching the ‘Cancer’ Category

June 27th, 2022

Podcast 293: HER2-“low” breast cancer and its reponse to an antibody-drug conjugate

Patients with metastatic breast cancer whose tumors express low levels of HER2 are generally classified and treated as having HER2-negative disease. However, Dr. Shanu Modi of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and a group of international collaborators explored the use of a monoclonal antibody–drug conjugate (trastuzumab–deruxtecan) in patients with disease they classify as HER2-“low.” Compared […]


January 18th, 2021

Podcast 274: Preliminary Thoughts on the 2021 ASCO Gastrointestinal Cancer Conference

Apologies for the long silence. We have been off doing other things — one of which has been figuring out how to cover conferences. Last month, after much preparation, we covered the American Society of Hematology (ASH) annual conference; our second foray consists of brief coverage of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) gastrointestinal […]


December 20th, 2015

Podcast 193: Glioma survival lengthened

We usually don’t venture into oncology here, but the approach taken to glioma treatment in a JAMA paper — maintenance therapy with chemotherapy plus alternating electrical fields delivered transdermally via transducers — seems worth reporting to all clinicians. It prolonged patients’ lives significantly, which, according to an editorialist, hasn’t occurred in this disease in at […]


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