Medications

Adding subcutaneous daratumumab slows advanced multiple myeloma

(HealthDay)—For patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM), subcutaneous daratumumab plus pomalidomide and dexamethasone (D-Pd) reduces the risk of progression or death compared with Pd alone, according to ...

Medications

Pembrolizumab slows MSI-H-dMMR metastatic CRC

(HealthDay)—For the first-line treatment of microsatellite-instability-high (MSI-H) or mismatch-repair-deficient (dMMR) metastatic colorectal cancer, pembrolizumab is superior to chemotherapy for prolonging progression-free ...

Medications

Triplet therapy slows refractory multiple myeloma

(HealthDay)—A once-weekly regimen of selinexor, bortezomib, and dexamethasone slows the progression of relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma, according to a study published in the Nov. 14 issue of The Lancet.

Medications

Atezolizumab prolongs survival in NSCLC with PD-L1 expression

(HealthDay)—For patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) expression, treatment with atezolizumab results in longer overall survival than chemotherapy, according to a study ...

Oncology & Cancer

Immunotherapy offers hope for prostate cancer treatment

An antibody for treating advanced prostate cancer improves progression-free survival in patients with metastasised, castration-resistant prostate cancer. This is the finding of the long-term analyses of an international phase ...

Medications

PPI use is negative prognostic marker in urothelial cancer

(HealthDay)—For patients with advanced urothelial cancer treated with atezolizumab, proton pump inhibitor (PPI) use is a negative prognostic marker, according to a study published online Sept. 15 in Clinical Cancer Research.

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