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Significant progress has been made in numerous facets of breast cancer care in recent years, including developments in treatment, imaging, pathology, radiation, and surgery. In this interview, Dr. Richard Zelkowitz, a Regional Medical Director of the Breast Program at Hartford HealthCare, highlights the advances that have been made and explains the importance of subspecialties in ensuring that patients with breast cancer receive the most individualized care possible.  ...

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Oncology Data Advisor™ · Making Strides in Breast Cancer Treatment With Richard Zelkowitz, MD Significant progress has been made in numerous facets of breast cancer care in recent years, including developments in treatment, imaging, pathology, radiation, and surgery. In this interview, Dr. Richard Zelkowitz, a Regional Medical Director of the Breast Program at Hartford HealthCare, hig...
Oncology Data Advisor™ · Insights Into Breast Cancer Treatment and Management in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Valerie Brutus, MD For patients with breast cancer, the approach to treatment requires an individualized approach accounting for factors such as genetic risk, symptom management, and more recently, the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this interview, Dr. Valerie Brutus, a bre...
The outcomes of patients with lung cancer have improved significantly in recent years, largely due to the treatment targeting the cancer's specific genetic profile and the impact of immunotherapy, often in different groups of patients. In this interview, Ross Camidge, MD, PhD, Director of Thoracic Oncology at the University of Colorado Cancer Center, discusses the importance of considering multipl...
For patients with breast cancer, the approach to treatment requires an individualized approach accounting for factors such as genetic risk, symptom management, and more recently, the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this interview, Dr. Valerie Brutus, a breast surgical oncologist at St. Vincent's Medical Center of Hartford HealthCare, discusses strategies for successfully incorporating each...
Oncology Data Advisor™ · Breast Cancer Awareness Month With Christine Samuel, Mikel Ross, and Lillie Shockney In this recording of Oncology Data Advisor's Live Breast Cancer Panel, three noted experts in breast cancer management partake in a conversation about recent advances in treatment, strategies and integrative medicine modalities to minimize toxicity, and techniques for enabling...
Patients with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer (SCLC) are experiencing better survival rates than they have in past years. In honor of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Anne Chiang, MD, PhD, Chief Integration Officer and Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Smilow Cancer Hospital and Associate Professor in the Section of Medical Oncology at Yale School of Medicine, discusses recent developments that h...

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An educational activity designed by i3 Health has demonstrated significant learning gains in the treatment and management of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and has been presented at the 2021 Greater Los Angeles Oncology Nursing Society (GLAONS) Oncology Care Summit. A group of myeloid clonal hematopoietic disorders with a relatively heterogeneous spectrum of presentation, MDS, is associated with ...
Follicular lymphoma, an indolent, difficult-to-treat B-cell malignancy, is complicated by evolving disease subtypes. Patient outcomes can be hampered by the failure of the multidisciplinary team to establish consensus on the optimal timing, schedule, and length of follicular lymphoma treatment. In addition, the rapid pace of research makes it difficult to stay abreast of the latest and most clinic...
Lung cancer is diagnosed in approximately 235,760 individuals in the United States each year, and 131,880 people die of the disease annually. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), which accounts for 84% of these cases, has a dismal 5-year survival rate of 18%, and most patients will develop progressive disease within 5 months of their final cycle of first-line classical doublet chemotherapy. The use...
Myeloproliferative neoplasms, including myelofibrosis, polycythemia vera, and essential thrombocytopenia, affect approximately 13,000, 134,000, and 148,000 individuals in the United States, respectively. Due to difficulties in identifying the disease, low disease prevalence, a complicated symptom profile, differences in patient and provider perspectives regarding symptom burden and treatment goals...
A shortfall in knowledge in the use of biomarkers and patient-related factors for the personalization of treatment for patients with advanced urothelial carcinoma was identified in the baseline data collected from i3 Health's continuing medical education (CME)–approved visiting faculty meeting series titled New Thinking, New Strategies in Advanced Urothelial Carcinoma, led by Arjun V. Balar, MD, A...
When patients with hematological malignancies do not receive referrals for hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT), they may face a risk of poorer outcomes. Common reasons behind this lack of referrals include provider confusion over eligibility criteria for HSCT, overestimation of the risks associated with transplant, and confusion regarding the benefit of HSCT. This educational gap regarding t...

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Thursday, December 02, 2021
The FDA has approved daratumumab plus hyaluronidase-fihj (Darlazex Faspro®, Janssen Biotech) in combination with carfilzomib (Kyprolis®, Amgen) plus dexamethasone for patients with relapsed/refra...
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
The FDA has approved sirolimus protein-bound particles for injectable suspension (albumin-bound) (Fyarro™, Aadi Bioscience) for patients with locally advanced unresectable or metastatic malignant peri...
Thursday, November 18, 2021
The FDA has approved pembrolizumab (Keytruda®, Merck) for the adjuvant treatment of patients with renal cell carcinoma at intermediate-high or high risk of recurrence following nephrectomy or followin...
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
The FDA has approved ropeginterferon alfa-2b-njft (Besremi®, PharmaEssentia) for patients with polycythemia vera, marking the first approval of interferon therapy specifically for patients with polycy...
Monday, November 01, 2021
The FDA has granted accelerated approval to asciminib (Scemblix®, Novartis AG) for patients with Philadelphia chromosome–positive (Ph-positive) chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) who have disease in chron...

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