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ASCO 2019 /
CALGB 90601: Comparing gemcitabine and cisplatin with bevacizumab to placebo for metastatic urothelial carcinoma

31st May - 4th Jun 2019

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Published: 13.06.19
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Dr Jonathan Rosenberg - Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Institute, New York, USA

Dr Jonathan Rosenberg speaks to ecancer at the 2019 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting about the CALGB 90601 trial, which compares gemcitabine and cisplatin (GC) with bevacizumab or placebo in patients with metastatic urothelial carcinoma.

He explains the methods used by the phase III randomised, double-blind, placebo control trial and reports that there was little to no change in overall survival, progression free survival or tolerability by adding bevacizumab to GC chemotherapy.

Dr Rosenberg concludes that while these results did not impact standard practice, they hope to continue learning from the trial by looking at translational studies around angiogenesis signatures, DNA damage repair mutations, and expression profiling to identify immune sub-types.

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