publication date: Dec. 14, 2018
Issue 46 - Dec. 14, 2018
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  • An Appreciation

    Howard Ozer died as he lived—on a safari

    Around March, my friend Howard Ozer told me he was heading out on a safari. He did these things often, adding to his collection of trophies.

  • Guest Editorial

    Conflicts have killed trust in the system. Advocates must rebuild it

    Breast cancer research is big business. And the incentives in that business are designed to benefit industry, doctors and institutions, leaving patients behind. In 2018 alone, about $1 billion federal dollars were invested in institutions around the country to fund research.

  • In Brief

    • Anil Rustgi named cancer center director at Columbia, New York-Presbyterian
    • Jasmin Tiro to focus on assessing, meeting cancer needs in Dallas/Fort Worth area
    • Leigh Boehmer named medical director of education at the ACCC
    • Pentecost Foundation gifts $3 million to Moffitt
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  • Clinical Roundup

    • Kadcyla cut risk of disease recurrence vs. Herceptin in HER2-positive early breast cancer with residual disease after neoadjuvant treatment
    • BYL719 + fulvestrant improved PFS in PIK3CA mutated HR+/HER2- advanced breast cancer
    • Data show efficacy, tolerability of Kisqali combination in HR+/HER2- advanced breast cancer with visceral disease
    • Insight Genetics launches test for triple negative breast cancer
    • Biotheranostics presents data on the Breast Cancer Index
    • First-line immunotherapy combination fails to improve OS in lung cancer
    • Amifostine delays onset of acute esophagitis for small cell lung cancer patients
  • Drugs & Targets

    • European Commission adopted positive opinion of rucaparib in platinum-based chemotherapy
    • FDA grants orphan drug designation to Merck’s M7824 in biliary tract cancer

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