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ASCO Annual Meeting Daily News Podcasts – June 3rd, 2007

Bernard Escudier
Bernard Escudier
Dean Bajorin
Dean Bajorin

Bevacizumab in Advanced Kidney Cancer: Another Treatment Gives Benefit in First Line

REFERENCE: ABSTRACT 3, ASCO Annual Meeting Chicago June 1-5, 2007
BERNARD ESCUDIER, Gustave Roussy Institute, Villejuif
COMMENT: DEAN BAJORIN, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York

Doctors can now use bevacizumab for first line therapy in advanced kidney cancer. That’s according to Bernard Escudier of the Gustave Roussy Institute, who presented phase III data at ASCO. But since the drug was tested against interferon, how might it compare with sunitinib, another targeted therapy that received a ringing endorsement at last year’s annual meeting? Peter Goodwin found out more in Chicago.

Oyvind Bruland
Oyvind Bruland

Benefit from Radium-223 in Hormone Refractory Prostate Cancer?

REFERENCE: ABSTRACT 5071, ASCO Annual Meeting Chicago June 1-5, 2007
OYVIND BRULAND, The Norwegian Radium Hospital, Oslo
A novel treatment involving a bone-seeking radionuclide has shown promising results in a randomised phase II trial for men with hormone refractory prostate cancer and bone metastases. Sarah Maxwell found out more from Oyvind Bruland of the Norwegian Radium Hospital in Oslo.

Jan Vermorken
Jan Vermorken

Roy Herbst
Roy Herbst

Cetuximab Up-Front Significantly Increases Survival in Head and Neck Cancer

REFERENCE: ABSTRACT Head and Neck Cancer Session, ASCO Annual Meeting Chicago June 1-5, 2007
JAN VERMORKEN, University Hospital Antwerp
COMMENT: ROY HERBST, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston

Patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma who receive cetuximab in addition to their platinum based chemotherapy have a clear survival advantage. This was the headline result coming out of the EXTREME trial announced to the ASCO meeting in Chicago. Sarah Maxwell heard more from chief author Jan Vermorken of the University of Antwerp.

Wendy Demark-Wahnefried
Wendy Wahnefried
Bruce Cheson
Bruce Cheson

Can Flaxseed Slow Prostate Cancer Growth?

REFERENCE: ABSTRACT 1510, ASCO Annual Meeting Chicago June 1-5, 2007
COMMENT: BRUCE CHESON, Georgetown University, Washington DC

Flaxseed, a dietary supplement rich in lignan and omega-3 fatty acids, could help slow down the growth of prostate tumors. This came out of a phase II study presented at ASCO by Wendy Demark-Wahnefried of Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. Derek Thorne heard more details from her in Chicago.

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