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Results of Phase III Randomized Trial for Use of Docetaxel as a Radiosensitizer in Patients With Head and Neck Cancer, Unsuitable for Cisplatin-Based Chemoradiation

Phase II/III study of weekly docetaxel+RT vs. RT alone in cis-ineligible patients. This study was done in India, where oral cancers are an epidemic and possibly biologically unique, as most are related to the use of oral tobacco + betel nut products. >70% of patients were stage IVA / IVB, and HPV was only positive in 4% of patients. Still, the survival benefit was sizeable, and the treatment was tolerable. This is a good option for cis-ineligible HPV-neg patients with bulky disease.

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Zanubrutinib or Ibrutinib in Relapsed or Refractory Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Final PFS results of the ALPINE study of Zanubrutinib vs. Ibrutinib in patients with >=2L CLL/SLL. Zanubritinib was superior in terms of PFS with an HR of 0.49; at two years PFs were 78% vs. 66% in favor of Zanubritinib; improvement was seen across all subgroups. OS data is not mature yet, and that data will be interesting. Of note, the SEQUOIA study showed this drug was superior compared to Bendamustine + rituximab in the 1L setting.

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NAPOLI-3: A randomized, open-label phase 3 study of liposomal irinotecan + 5-fluorouracil/leucovorin + oxaliplatin (NALIRIFOX) versus nab-paclitaxel + gemcitabine in treatment-naïve patients with metastatic pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (mPDAC).

The NAPOLI-3 study assessed FOLFOX+ liposomal irinotecan vs. gemcitabine + nab-paclitaxel. NALIRIFOX was superior, with an OS of 11.1 vs. 9.2 months. Criticisms of modern gem trials are often that of rigid dosing requirements that differ from modern clinical practice. Additionally, it is unclear whether NALIRIFOX provides any meaningful benefit over FOLFIRINOX, and the cost is always a consideration.

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Trifluridine/tipiracil plus bevacizumab for third-line treatment of refractory metastatic colorectal cancer: The phase 3 randomized SUNLIGHT study.

In the SUNLIGHT study, Lonsurf + bevacizumab was found to be superior to bevacizumab alone in the 3L setting of mCRC, independent of mutation status. First 3L mCRC where the control group was an active compound instead of a placebo. OS was superior, with a clinically meaningful difference of 10.8 vs. 7.5 months. This is now the SOC 3L option in mCRC, in my opinion.

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