In his keynote address at the 2023 American Society of Clinical Oncology Genitourinary Cancers Symposium, Norman E. “Ned” Sharpless, MD, Former Director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and Professor, Cancer Policy and Innovation, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, told attendees that although cancer-related mortality is declining, challenges remain to “end cancer as we know it.”
Young women with early-stage, hormone receptor (HR)-positive breast cancer attempting to become pregnant can safely pause endocrine therapy and resume it later, according to initial results from the international POSITIVE trial.
An analysis from the ARASENS trial showed that the addition of darolutamide (Nubeqa) to androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) and docetaxel significantly improved overall survival (OS) in subgroups of patients with metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer (mHSPC) with high-volume and high-risk disease and should be considered the new standard of care for this patient population.
Risk model-based lung cancer screening strategies, which select individuals based on personal risk, are more cost-effective than current recommendations based solely on age and smoking history, according to a study led by the Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network (CISNET) Lung Working Group, which includes researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston.
Patients with cancer often experience significant financial toxicity due to the high direct and indirect costs associated with their care. These costs include the treatments themselves, as well as a decline in productivity and expenses related to commuting to and from appointments. During the COVID-19 pandemic, telemedicine use grew exponentially, as it allowed many aspects of oncology care to continue while limiting patients’ and healthcare workers’ exposure to the coronavirus.