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Trastuzumab Deruxtecan in Patients With HER2-Mutant Metastatic Non–Small-Cell Lung Cancer: Primary Results From the Randomized, Phase II DESTINY-Lung02 Trial

Preliminary results of DESTINY-Lung02 show strong efficacy with trastuzumab deruxtecan (T-DXd). Overall response rate (ORR) was about 50%, with duration of response of 16.8 months. This is now FDA-approved and is an available therapy for patients with ERBB2 mutations after 1st line platinum-based chemo +/- immunotherapy. This is preferred over traditional trastuzumab or afatinib. Interestingly, some responses were seen in the ERBB2-negative patients who had over-expression by IHC. Please continue to sequence your patients and enroll in targeted therapy trials.

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Prospective Correlation of Magnetic Resonance Tumor Regression Grade With Pathologic Outcomes in Total Neoadjuvant Therapy for Rectal Adenocarcinoma

Tumor regression grade defined as the ratio between fibrosis and residual tumor, is routinely used to assess response to therapy and demonstrated to be an important predictor of patient’s outcome. In the era of TNT (total Neoadjuvant Therapy) this will help assess response to avoid surgery. It will be nice to add MRD testing in the blood as another tool.

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Lenalidomide plus rituximab for the initial treatment of frail older patients with DLBCL: the FIL_ReRi phase 2 study

There are too many options for DLBCL now with monoclonal antibodies, bispecific and CAR-T therapy, but in frail patients, this might be an option. Tafatistamab with lenalidomide had higher ORR (55vs 50) and CR( 37 vs 27%) but this is comparing different trials, and this trial had mostly elderly pts, I do feel tafatistamab is fairly well tolerated though. But when in doubt this seems to be a fair option.

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Perioperative Durvalumab for Resectable Non–Small-Cell Lung Cancer

Adding Durvalumab to chemotherapy preop improved CR (17.2 vs4.3%) regardless of PLD -1 status. We already have approval for neoadjuvant chemotherapy and immunotherapy combinations in resectable lung cancer, so not sure if this regimen will be favored.
The unique thinkg about this one is that durva was also given post op ( not in the opidvo trial) but you can give pembrolizumab as adjuvant in those pts who had opdivo preop, and now pembrolizumab just got its approval in the neoadjuvant setting (last month) in which nit is given post op too.

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NALIRIFOX versus nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine in treatment-naive patients with metastatic pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (NAPOLI 3): a randomised, open-label, phase 3 trial

You may have enrolled a patient in this trial, but it seems we may have a new first line regimen. Surprisingly toxicity simar in both arms, but there was improvement in PFS and OS (17% reduction in death) although it wasn’t statistically significant in OS.
More diarrhea with nalirifox, but more neutropenia with gem abraxane.

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Overall survival with sacituzumab govitecan in hormone receptor-positive and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative metastatic breast cancer (TROPiCS-02): a randomised, open-label, multicentre, phase 3 trial

This is another option for HR positive patients after failing hormonal therapy, with an acceptable toxicity profile. Patients were HER-2 negative. (The study does not indicate if patients were HER-2 low.) It will be interesting to see how this will fair in this population now that there is another option with Enhrtu. Interesting though, patients without visceral metastases did better with chemotherapy.

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