Medications

Addition of maintenance olaparib slows advanced ovarian cancer

(HealthDay)—Compared with placebo, the addition of olaparib to maintenance therapy with bevacizumab is associated with a significant progression-free survival benefit for patients with advanced ovarian cancer, according ...

Oncology & Cancer

FDA approves pembrolizumab plus axitinib for advanced RCC

(HealthDay)—The combination of pembrolizumab and axitinib has been approved as a first-line treatment in advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Friday.

Oncology & Cancer

ASH: A+CHP bests CHOP for peripheral T-cell lymphoma

(HealthDay)—For patients with CD30-positive peripheral T-cell lymphoma, brentuximab vedotin, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, and prednisone (A+CHP) is superior to cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone ...

Oncology & Cancer

Addition of elotuzumab ups PFS in refractory multiple myeloma

(HealthDay)—For patients with multiple myeloma in whom treatment with lenalidomide and a proteasome inhibitor has failed, progression-free survival (PFS) is longer in those receiving the immunostimulatory monoclonal antibody ...