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Final results of RIGHT Choice: Ribociclib plus endocrine therapy vs combination chemotherapy in premenopausal women with clinically aggressive HR+/HER2− advanced breast cancer

Nicely done study comparing Ribociclib + ET vs chemotherapy in premenopausal high-risk HR+, HER2-neg patients felt to be high risk. Results showed better efficacy (PFS), tolerability and similar response rates. Of note, >80% of patients had visceral disease or were felt to be rapid progressors. Anti-hormone-based therapy remains king in the HR+ setting.

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Exagamglogene Autotemcel for Severe Sickle Cell Disease

Very exciting development in CRISPR-based therapy for transfusion-dependent sickle cell disease (SSD). 100% of patients avoided hospitalization for occlusive crisis. Long-term risks and concern for off-target gene editing will remain a concern. An argument can be made that for frequently admitted patients that this could be cost effective.

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Perioperative Nivolumab in Resectable Lung Cancer

Perioperative nivolumab (Nivo) showed a 20% 18-month EFPS improvement. This is another option to consider for your patients with stage IIA-IIIB NSCLC. Of note, the study arm received chemo + Nivo x 4 cycles preoperatively, then 12 months of Nivo therapy, and toxicities were as expected.

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