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Differences in the Diagnosis, Management, and Outcomes of Hispanic Patients With Gastric Cancer Revealed

A retrospective study of patients with gastric cancer in the United States showed differences in patient- and disease-related characteristics, as well as different frequencies of staging laparoscopy, treatment/surgical approaches, and specific clinical outcomes, for those of Hispanic compared with non-Hispanic ethnicity. This study was published in the Journal of Surgical Oncology. In the US, the incidence of gastric…
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Lonsurf Gains Metastatic Gastric Cancer Indication

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Lonsurf (trifluridine and tipiracil; Taiho Oncology) for the treatment of adult patients with metastatic gastric or gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) adenocarcinoma previously treated with at least 2 prior lines of chemotherapy that included a fluoropyrimidine, a platinum, either a taxane or irinotecan, and if appropriate, HER2/neu-targeted therapy. The approval was based…

A Growing Focus on Rare Cancers in Phase I Trials

This study was presented at the 2019 International Congress on Targeted Anticancer Therapies (TAT) in Paris, France, from February 25-27, 2019. Dr Jun Sato of the National Cancer Center Hospital, Japan is the lead author of this study.1 Results from a retrospective study evaluating the focus of early-phase clinical trials of investigational drug candidates in…
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