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VOL 10 NO 6 • AUGUST 2019


This issue's cover depicts highlights from the ASCO Annual Meeting. Photos by © ASCO/Todd Buchanan 2019.

Editorial

2019 ASCO Annual Meeting: Takeaways for Advanced Practitioners

Pamela Hallquist Viale, RN, MS, CNS, ANP

Welcome to our special issue on highlights from the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) Annual Meeting held this past June in Chicago. Although the 5-day meeting always has dozens of worthy presentations to learn from, we’ve chosen to focus on some of the more relevant presentations to...


Meeting Report

2019 ASCO Annual Meeting Highlights for the Advanced Practitioner: Gastrointestinal Cancer

Carolyn Grande, CRNP, AOCNP®

Abstract 3501: IDEA Collaboration Turns to Duration of Adjuvant Treatment in Stage II Colon Cancer By Caroline Helwick Visit https://meetinglibrary.asco.org/record/171153/abstract to read the full abstract and view author disclosures. The findings of the landmark IDEA trial in stage III colorect...


Meeting Report

2019 ASCO Annual Meeting Highlights for the Advanced Practitioner: Prostate Cancer

Jennifer L. Glass, PA-C, MS

Abstract LBA2: ENZAMET: Addition of Enzalutamide to Standard of Care in Metastatic Hormone-Sensitive Prostate Cancer By The ASCO Post Visit https://meetinglibrary.asco.org/record/174531/abstract to read the full abstract and view disclosures. In interim analysis of the international, randomized p...


Meeting Report

2019 ASCO Annual Meeting Highlights for the Advanced Practitioner: Genitourinary (Non-Prostate) Cancers

Jeannette Hammond, PA-C

Abstract LBA4505: Enfortumab Vedotin After Checkpoint Inhibition in Metastatic Urothelial Cancer By Alice Goodman Visit https://meetinglibrary.asco.org/record/171836/abstract to read the full abstract and view disclosures. A phase II study found that treatment with the antibody-drug conjugate enf...


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2019 ASCO Annual Meeting Highlights for the Advanced Practitioner: Gynecologic Cancers

Laura Doherty, FNP-BC, AOCNP®

Abstract 5500: Paclitaxel/Carboplatin vs Paclitaxel/Ifosfamide in Carcinosarcoma of the Uterus or Ovary By The ASCO Post Visit https://meetinglibrary.asco.org/record/173464/abstract to read the full abstract and view author disclosures. Results from the phase III NRG Oncology clinical trial GOG-0...


Meeting Report

2019 ASCO Annual Meeting Highlights for the Advanced Practitioner: Breast Cancer

Wendy H. Vogel, MSN, FNP, AOCNP®

Abstract LBA1008: MONALEESA-7 Shows Overall Survival Benefit for Ribociclib/Endocrine Therapy By Caroline Helwick Visit https://meetinglibrary.asco.org/record/174827/abstract to read the full abstract and view disclosures. The first statistically significant overall survival benefit has been sho...


Meeting Report

2019 ASCO Annual Meeting Highlights for the Advanced Practitioner: Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer

Elizabeth S. Waxman, RN, MSN, AOCN®, ANP-BC

Abstracts 9007 and 9008: Advances in Targeted Therapy for Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer By Alice Goodman Visit https://meetinglibrary.asco.org/record/174631/abstract and https://meetinglibrary.asco.org/record/174550/abstract to read the full abstracts and view disclosures. Targeted therapies for non...


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2019 ASCO Annual Meeting Highlights for the Advanced Practitioner: Melanoma

Lisa Kottschade, APRN, MSN, CNP

Abstracts 2512 and 2517: Study Finds Immune-Related Adverse Events Herald Benefit With Adjuvant Pembrolizumab in Melanoma By Caroline Helwick Visit https://meetinglibrary.asco.org/record/172423/abstract and https://meetinglibrary.asco.org/record/172428/abstract to read the full abstracts and view...


Meeting Report

2019 ASCO Annual Meeting Highlights for the Advanced Practitioner: Other Solid Cancers

Amy Hacker-Prietz, (1) MS, PA-C, Abby Fuoto, (2) DNP, ANP-BC, AOCNP®, ACHPN, Nanette Fong, (3) RN, MSN, and P. Andrew Allred, (4) MS, PA-C

Abstract LBA4: POLO Trial Shows Maintenance Olaparib Improves Progression-Free Survival in Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer By Caroline Helwick Visit https://meetinglibrary.asco.org/record/174488/abstract to read the full abstract and view disclosures. In patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer an...


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2019 ASCO Annual Meeting Highlights for the Advanced Practitioner: Hematologic Malignancies

Amy Pierre, MSN, ANP-BC, and Nancy M. Nix, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP

Abstract 8001: Evidence Builds for Treating Smoldering Myeloma By Caroline Helwick Visit https://meetinglibrary.asco.org/record/172276/abstract to read the full abstract and view disclosures. In patients with intermediate- to high-risk smoldering multiple myeloma, treatment with single-agent lena...


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2019 ASCO Annual Meeting Highlights for the Advanced Practitioner: Issues in Oncology

Pamela Hallquist Viale, RN, MS, CNS, ANP

Abstracts 10530 and 10503: Discrimination, Gender Bias in Oncology Training and Professional Meetings By The ASCO Post Visit https://meetinglibrary.asco.org/record/173416/abstract and https://meetinglibrary.asco.org/record/173397/abstract to read the full abstracts and view disclosures. Two studi...


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