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ESMO 2016

Press Releases from the ESMO 2016 Congress

Bioethics, legal and economic issues

Financial Difficulties Linked to Worse Outcomes From Cancer Treatment

Financial difficulties can significantly impact a cancer patient’s quality of life during treatment and may even increase their risk of death, according to the results of a pooled analysis presented at the ESMO 2016 Congress in Copenhagen.

Lung and other thoracic tumours

MEK Inhibition in KRAS-mutant NSCLC Did Not Improve Survival

MEK inhibitor selumetinib in combination with docetaxel does not improve progression free or overall survival in individuals with KRAS-mutant non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), according to data presented at the ESMO 2016 Congress in Copenhagen.

Genitourinary cancers

Custirsen Shows no Survival Benefits in Metastatic Prostate Cancer

A phase III randomized controlled trial of custirsen in combination with cabazitaxel/prednisone in patients with previously-treated metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer has shown no significant survival gains compared to cabazitaxel/prednisone alone, according to data presented at the ESMO 2016 Congress in Copenhagen.

Sarcomas

Significant Survival Gains from Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for High-risk Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Neoadjuvant chemotherapy with an anthracycline plus ifosfamide was associated with significant survival gains in patients with soft tissue sarcoma of the trunk or extremities who are at high-risk of recurrence, in an interim analysis that led to the early discontinuation of a trial presented today at the ESMO 2016 Congress in Copenhagen.

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