The Lynx Group

August 2018, Vol 9, No 2 | Payers’ Perspectives In Oncology: ASCO

Chicago, IL—Healthcare costs in the United States have spiraled out of control, and polls show that single-payer healthcare is gaining traction.
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“NGS decreased the cost of testing, identified the highest percentage of targetable genetic alterations, and had the fastest turnaround,” reported Nathan A. Pennell, MD, PhD.
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“These promising results underscore the importance of screening for these alterations in the clinic. The activity of LOXO-292 is durable, with over 90% of patients still on treatment as of the data cutoff,” said Alexander E. Drilon, MD.
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“These results support the promise of using cfDNA-based assays to develop an early cancer detection test with high specificity,” says Geoffrey R. Oxnard, MD.
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“This is the first and largest study that shows that matching treatments to genetic mutations in tumors in patients with advanced cancer improves survival,” according to Catherine S. Magid Diefenbach, MD.
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Chicago, IL—Lisocabtagene maraleucel (liso-cel), an investigational CD19-directed chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy, has induced durable responses in high-risk patients with ag­gressive relapsed or refractory non-Hodg­kin lymphoma (NHL), according to data presented at ASCO 2018.
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