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Summaries of Must-Read Clinical Literature, Guidelines, and FDA Actions

This Week's Must Reads

Older patients with ccRCC may respond better to treatment than younger patients, Feulner et al. Urol Oncol. 2018 Nov 23. doi: 10.1016/j.urolonc.2018.11.006.

Still no validated biomarkers to select RCC treatment, D’Avella C et al. Urol Oncol. 2018 Nov 23. doi: 10.1016/j.urolonc.2018.10.027

DSS of ccRCC patients lower with high hTERT, Zanjani LS et al. Pathology. 2018 Nov 19. doi: 10.1016/j.pathol.2018.08.019.

ccRCC with papillary features best classified as a rare morphologic variant of ccRCC, Alaghehbandan R et al. Ann Diagn Pathol. 2018 Nov 22. doi: 10.1016/j.anndiagpath.2018.11.004.

SRS can effectively control brain metastases in patients with RCC, Wardak Z et al. Clin Genitourin Cancer. 2018 Nov 20. doi: 10.1016/j.clgc.2018.11.006.

FDA Actions

Nivolumab plus ipilimumab approved for advanced RCC, FDA approves nivolumab plus ipilimumab combination for intermediate or poor-risk advanced renal cell carcinoma https://www.fda.gov/drugs/informationondrugs/approveddrugs/ucm604685.htm

FDA Approves Lynparza for Certain Types of BC, FDA news release; 2018 Jan 12

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Breast Cancer

Advanced age not linked with risk from nipple-sparing mastectomy, Cox S et al. and Bartholomew AJ et al. Session SF310 ACS Clinical Congress 2018

Avoiding topical agents prior to RT may be unnecessary, Baumann BC et al. JAMA Oncol. 2018 Oct 18. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2018.4292

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Leukemia, Myelodysplasia, Transplantation

CAR T induced resistance in ALL, Ruella M et al. Nat Med. 2018 Oct 1. doi: 10.1038/s41591-018-0201-9

Race and pruritus create cancer risk picture, Kwatra SG et al. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2018 Sep 11. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2018.08.044.

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Renal Cell Carcinoma

Older patients with ccRCC may respond better to treatment than younger patients, Feulner et al. Urol Oncol. 2018 Nov 23. doi: 10.1016/j.urolonc.2018.11.006.

Still no validated biomarkers to select RCC treatment, D’Avella C et al. Urol Oncol. 2018 Nov 23. doi: 10.1016/j.urolonc.2018.10.027

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Lymphoma & Plasma Cell Disorders

Cardiac assessment before doxorubicin treatment , Enns DL et al. Mayo Clin Proc Innov Qual Outcomes. 2018 Aug 3;2(3):277-85

Long-term data on chemo-free approach in advanced indolent lymphoma, Lockmer S et al. J Clin Oncol. 2018 Oct 4:JCO1800262. doi: 10.1200/JCO.18.00262

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Gastroenterology

Refractory esophagogastric cancer: Nivolumab plus ipilimumab ups response rate , Janjigian YY et al. J Clin Oncol. 2018 Aug 15. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2017.76.6212.

Study evaluates surveillance intervals after Barrett's esophagus ablation, Cotton CC et al. Gastroenterology. 2018 Apr 12. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2018.04.011.

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Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer

Parvovirus not seen in cutaneous lymphoma biopsy specimens, Kreuter A et al. JAMA Dermatol. 2018 Jun 27. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2018.1628.

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Melanoma

Nivolumab boosts survival over chemo for advanced melanoma, Ascierto PA et al. JAMA Oncol. 2018 Oct 25. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2018.4514

Checkpoint inhibitor combo continues to show benefit for advanced melanoma, Hodi FS et al. Lancet Oncol. 2018 Oct 22. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(18)30700-9

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