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Accomplishing Knowledge Gains in the Diagnosis and Management of Myelodysplastic Syndromes

A learning opportunity provided by i3 Health has demonstrated significant knowledge gains regarding the latest advances in the treatment of myelodysplastic syndromes. These findings were presented at the 4th Annual Greater Los Angeles Oncology Nursing Society (GLAONS) Oncology Care Summit.

Bridging Disparities in Breast Cancer Morbidity and Mortality in Women of Color With Jessica Jones, MD

At the recent American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, Jessica Jones, Assistant Professor of Oncology at the University of Texas (UT) Health System, sat down with Oncology Data Advisor to discuss her work in cancer detection and cancer prevention in Black women with a higher risk of developing breast cancer and bridging the racial gap in breast cancer morbidity and mortality with early detection and prevention.

This podcast episode was recorded live at the 2022 ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago by Oncology Data Advisor and ConveyMed.

Treating Advanced and Radioactive Iodine-Refractory Thyroid Cancer With Jochen Lorch, MD

Dr. Jochen Lorch, MD, MSc, is a Professor of Medicine and Medical Oncologist specializing in head, neck, and thyroid cancers at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at Northwestern University. Dr. Lorch discusses the challenges of selecting treatment for advanced thyroid cancers, the importance of molecular testing for selection of kinase inhibitors in thyroid cancers, and future directions of research in thyroid cancer treatment selection and sequencing.  

FDA Approves Nivolumab as Neoadjuvant Therapy for Resectable Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer

 The FDA has approved nivolumab (Opdivo®, Bristol-Myers Squibb) in combination with platinum doublet chemotherapy for the treatment of adult patients with early-stage, resectable non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Nivolumab is a fully human programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1)–targeted antibody, and its use is approved without regard for PD-L1 expression level. "In patients with nonmetastatic NSCLC, surgery has curative potential, but 30% to 80% who undergo resection experience recurrenc...

Pacritinib Approved for Intermediate- or High-Risk Myelofibrosis With Thrombocytopenia

The FDA has approved pacritinib (VonjoTM, CTI BioPharma) for the treatment of adult patients with intermediate- to high-risk primary or secondary myelofibrosis with a platelet count below 50x109/L. Pacritinib is a novel oral kinase inhibitor which inhibits Janus kinase 2 (JAK2) with minimal myelosuppression. Previous treatments available for intermediate- and high-risk myelofibrosis have not been approved for patients with severe cytopenia. "Pacritinib can provide a treatment option for patients...

FDA Approves Pembrolizumab for Adjuvant Treatment of Stage IIB or IIC Melanoma

The FDA has approved pembrolizumab (Keytruda®, Merck), a programmed death cell death protein 1 (PD-1)–blocking antibody, for the adjuvant treatment of adult and pediatric patients 12 years and older with stage IIB or IIC melanoma following complete resection. "Current standard of care for patients after resection of high-risk stage II melanoma is observation," wrote Jason Luke, MD, Director of the Cancer Immunotherapeutics Center in the Division of Hematology/Oncology at the University of Pittsb...