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ESMO 2019 First-line nivolumab and low-dose ipilimumab for advanced NSCLC

Dr. Suresh Ramalingam, medical oncologist at the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University in Atlanta, tells us about the first results of the Checkmate 227 trial which were presented at the ESMO 2019 congress.

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The FLAURA-studie compares the effectivity of the EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor (EGFR-TKI) osimertinib to the EGFR-TKI's gefitinib of erlotinib in NSCLC. In 2018, benefit in progression-free survival was reported for osimertinib. At this ESMO congress, dr. Suresh Ramalingam (Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University), presented the results on overall survival.

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ESMO 2019 Veliparib with carboplatin and paclitaxel in HER2-negative breast cancer

At this ESMO congress, medical oncologist Véronique Diéras presented a late breaking abstract on the BROCADE-3 trial. In this trial the effectivity and tolerability of veliparib with chemotherapy was investigated in patients with BRCA-positive HER2-negatieve breast cancer. In this interview, Dr. Diéras summarizes the main findings.

Congress news 08/10/2019

ESMO 2019 Analysis of tumor hyperprogression with nivolumab in RCTs

Pulmonologist prof. Martin Reck from the LungenClinic Großhansdorf in Germany presented results on a relatively new phenomenon: tumor hyperprogression after treatment with immunotherapy. In the CheckMate 451 cohort, the occurence of this phenomenon with nivolumab-treated es-SCLC patients was evaluated.

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ESMO 2019 Highlights Breastcancer

Prof. Guy Jerusalem, MD, PhD, medical oncologist at the CHU de Liège in Belgium, shares his view on the most important ESMO news for breastcancer.