Looping across different types of analyses can yield intriguing and unexpected results
Not in Chicago – It still feels surreal not to have been to windy city and back for the annual meeting at ASCO this year, such was the ongoing effect of the pandemic in the oncology world.
That said, the virtual meeting has produced some gems this year, including some very important findings many may have missed.
In our latest post meeting report we focus on both biomarkers and clinical findings.
We look at how there are various elements may interplay in unexpected ways, whether signatures from one trial are helpful in another, are there likely to be changes in treatment patterns as a result of data presented and where some emerging early signals might be useful.
One other aspect which crossed my mind was how a deep scientific approach used in one particular cancer might have potential applications in other tumour types with few somatic mutations present such as TNBC, prostate cancer or soft tissue sarcomas.
The results might produce quite different results, yet the process itself might be rather useful to consider…
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In the third part of our ASCO GU coverage from San Francisco, which includes previews and post-match commentary, it’s time to turn our attention to renal cancer. This isn’t one disease, but a broad tumour type with multiple subtypes, some based on histology, with perhaps others to emerge down the road as we learn more about the disease and immune profiling.
There’s quite a bit to discuss this year, some of it quite complex and nuanced.
In the old days, much of the focus was on sequencing single agent TKIs in clear cell carcinoma, now it’s getting much more complex as scientists and researchers figure out combinations and regimen approaches, never mind what to do with the various histologies.
We walk readers through the latest information as we await the data presentations coming out tomorrow…
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