Urology Practice Management - June 2020, Vol 6, No 2

Telemedicine has become an essential tool for urologists as they continue to provide care to their patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, many urologists have questions and concerns regarding the implementation of telehealth services into their practices, including issues related to financial compensation and privacy laws. Read More ›

Preliminary results from a single-arm study demonstrated promising progression-free survival (PFS) and a clinically meaningful objective response rate (ORR) with the combination of pembrolizumab (Keytruda) and nab-paclitaxel (Abraxane) as second- or third-line therapy in patients with advanced urothelial carcinoma. Read More ›

Positron emission tomography (PET) scanning targeted to detect prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) is poised to overtake conventional imaging, according to presentations at the 2020 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium. Read More ›

Treatment with a combination of pembrolizumab (Keytruda) and enzalutamide (Xtandi) continues to show substantial activity in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) who have already been treated with abiraterone (Zytiga), according to results of a recent clinical trial, which were presented during the virtual 2020 American Urological Association Annual Meeting. Read More ›

Circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) analysis is a useful sequencing platform in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC), and ctDNA alterations are detected in most patients with this type of prostate cancer, according to Justin Shaya, MD, Hematology/Oncology Fellow, UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, CA. Read More ›

Treatment with the novel agent MK-6482 led to promising results in a phase 1/2 clinical trial of patients with metastatic clear-cell renal-cell carcinoma (RCC). In heavily pretreated patients, the objective response rate (ORR) with single-agent MK-6482 was 24%, and a response was consistently seen across patients with favorable-, intermediate-, and poor-risk disease. These results were greeted with optimism at the 2020 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium. Read More ›

Combining the antibody drug conjugate, enfortumab vedotin (Padcev) with the immune checkpoint inhibitor pembrolizumab (Keytruda) showed encouraging results in patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial cancer who were unable to receive cisplatin-based chemotherapy in the first-line setting. Read More ›

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