Oncology

Intravenous administration of the anti–vascular endothelial growth factor treatment bevacizumab at high doses can result in serious, systemic adverse events (AEs). Additionally, tumors can become resistant to therapy and adopt a more invasive growth pattern. Thus, delivering bevacizumab for the treatment of cancer at a lower dose in a manner that avoids systemic AEs is necessary.
The presence or absence of insurance coverage for trastuzumab treatment was the strongest predictor of trastuzumab therapy use in Chinese patients.
Researchers have reported the development of CubiCAR architecture, which has the potential to improve the safety of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell immunotherapies for a broad range of patients with cancer.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) annual meeting, held June 1-5, 2018, in Chicago, Illinois, featured results of numerous studies on biosimilars in anticancer and supportive care. Here are 5 key takeaways from the meeting. 
The Center for Biosimilars® recaps the top 5 articles for the week of June 4, 2018.
During a session at the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting, held June 1-5 in Chicago, Illinois, researchers gave a glimpse into new directions in oncology biosimilars through providing results on several studies testing the safety, efficacy, and usage of different biosimilars.
During the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting, researchers published new findings on the use of rituximab in mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) as well as the outcomes of patients who relapse early after treatment with rituximab for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL).
Clinical practice guidelines recommend the use of granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) therapies, including the long-acting pegfilgrastim (Neulasta), for the prevention of febrile neutropenia in patients receiving myelosuppressive chemotherapy. Real-world data, published in an abstract concurrent with the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting, demonstrate the feasibility of administering pegfilgrastim via an on-body device.
Research published in conjunction with the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting presented new findings on the use granulocyte-colony stimulating factor agents in treating febrile neutropenia (FN) and in peripheral stem cell mobilization.
The FDA has approved Mylan and Biocon’s pegfilgrastim biosimilar, pegfilgrastim-jmdb. The product, the first biosimilar pegfilgrastim approved in the United States, will be sold under the brand name Fulphila.
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