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Thomas Marsland, MD
Vice President Integrated Community Oncology Network Former Community Representative ASCO Board of Directors

ASCO Resolutions Supported by AMA House of Delegates

(ASCO in Action) June 17, 2016 - At the American Medical Association’s (AMA) annual House of Delegates meeting, delegates approved four resolutions submitted by ASCO, demonstrating the entire medical community’s commitment to key cancer care priorities.

Commentary: As one of ASCO's representatives to AMA I really enjoyed the meeting. ASCO indeed had a banner meeting presenting...



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Bristol-Myers Squibb and PsiOxus Therapeutics Announce Immuno-Oncology Clinical Collaboration to Evaluate the Combination of Opdivo and Enadenotucirev

(BMS) June 30, 2016 - Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and PsiOxus Therapeutics, Ltd. today announced an exclusive clinical collaboration agreement to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and preliminary efficacy of PsiOxus’ enadenotucirev, a systemically administered oncolytic adenovirus therapeutic, in combination with Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Immuno-Oncology (I-O) agent Opdivo (nivolumab) to treat a range of tumor types in late-stage cancer patients.
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NAPOLI-1 Data Demonstrates ONIVYDE(R) Regimen Maintains Quality of Life While Improving Overall Survival in Patients with Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

(Merrimack) June 30, 2016 - Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced a newly presented analysis of the Phase 3 NAPOLI-1 data shows patients treated with ONIVYDE® (irinotecan liposome injection), also known as "nal-IRI," in combination with fluorouracil (5-FU) and leucovorin, maintain similar baseline quality of life at 12 weeks despite the addition of a second chemotherapeutic agent when compared to 5-FU and leucovorin alone.
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New Ovarian Cancer Drugs Raise Hope — But Not For All

(STAT) June 30, 2016 - Promising new therapies are springing up to treat ovarian cancer, long one of the most deadly and hard to treat malignancies.
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ASCO Resolutions Supported by AMA House of Delegates (ASCO in Action)

As one of ASCO's representatives to AMA I really enjoyed the meeting. ASCO indeed had a banner meeting presenting...posted by: Thomas Marsland, MD

After Negative PET, Drop Bleomycin in Hodgkin's Lymphoma (Medscape Medical News)

This study is a game changer in providing data that supports stopping bleomycin in patients who are PET negative...posted by: William, Harwin MD

Protection From Trastuzumab Cardiotoxicity in Breast Cancer (Medscape Medical News)

This sobering report shows that angiotensin blockade, long postulated to protect the heart from trastuzumab-related...posted by: Debu, Tripathy, MD

Prostate Cancer Treatment Could Work In Half The Time And Without Gruelling Side Effects, 14-Year Study Finds (The Telegraph [UK])

Lancet Oncology has just published two articles on (moderate) hypofractionation for prostate cancer that suggest...posted by: Howard Sandler, MD, MS, FASTRO

Supreme Court’s Ruling In Patent Case A Blow To Drug Industry (STAT)

This ruling will open the doors a bit wider for generics and, perhaps, biosimilars as well.posted by: Dean Gesme, MD






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