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Drugs in Context Oncology welcomes a broad range of article types including original research, study protocols and review articles.

In line with the principle of providing context for healthcare professionals (HCPs) to properly inform and improve disease management in real world medicine, we especially encourage the submission of articles that provide context for trials of drug interventions in order to motivate improvements in disease management by HCPs practising medicine in the front line.

Synchronous GISTs associated with multiple sporadic tumors: a case report

Synchronous GISTs associated with multiple sporadic tumors: a case report

Authors: Danila Comandini, Azzurra Damiani, Alessandro Pastorino

The authors report a case of primary prostate and lung tumors associated with gastric and small bowel GISTs, unrelated to any known hereditary syndrome.

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Long-term efficacy and safety of fourth-line multikinase inhibitor treatment with lenvatinib in a young papillary thyroid carcinoma patient

Long-term efficacy and safety of fourth-line multikinase inhibitor treatment with lenvatinib in a young papillary thyroid carcinoma patient

Authors: S. Morelli, E. Puxeddu

This article reports on the case of a young papillary thyroid cancer patient, pretreated with three other kinase inhibitors, who achieved a long-term clinical benefit from lenvatinib in the fourth-line setting.

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NEPA, a new fixed combination of netupitant and palonosetron, is a cost-effective intervention for the prevention of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting in the UK

NEPA, a new fixed combination of netupitant and palonosetron, is a cost-effective intervention for the prevention of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting in the UK

Authors: Helene Cawston, Francois Bourhis, Jennifer Eriksson, Pierfrancesco Ruffo, Paolo D’Agostino, Marco Turini, Lee Schwartzberg, Alistair McGuire

Despite study limitations (study setting, time horizon, utility measure), the results suggest NEPA is cost effective for preventing CINV associated with HEC and MEC in the UK.

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Relative bioavailability of three formulations of galunisertib administered as monotherapy in patients with advanced or metastatic cancer

Relative bioavailability of three formulations of galunisertib administered as monotherapy in patients with advanced or metastatic cancer

Authors: Ivelina Gueorguieva, Ann Cleverly, Durisala Desaiah, Analia Azaro, Joan Seoane, Irene Braña, Elisabet Sicart, Colin Miles, Michael M Lahn, Malcolm I Mitchell, Jordi Rodon

In this relative bioavailability study comparing galunisertib formulations after a single dose, RCD and RCS formulations had similar exposure and safety profile compared with the HSWG formulation.

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Evaluating cost benefits of combination therapies for advanced melanoma

Evaluating cost benefits of combination therapies for advanced melanoma

Authors: Ivar S Jensen, Emily Zacherle, Christopher M Blanchette, Jie Zhang, Wes Yin

The model presented in this study was used to analyze the clinical and economic benefit of using combination therapies in advanced melanoma patients with the BRAF V600 mutation. The analysis suggests dabrafenib + trametinib therapy is associated with less patient time and lower costs relative to nivolumab + ipilimumab to gain similar progression-free survival and overall response rate benefits.

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